Fort Trumbull

A man retraces his footsteps along a stretch of Long Island Sound each day during the winter of COVID, bumping into familiar faces as he goes. We join him for a meditation on isolation, memory, community, and loss, woven with text from Dylan Thomas' "A Child's Christmas in Wales," and dotted with humor.

  • Stephanie Jean Lane
    Prior Credits: "Sweat Spot 101 with Diana Ramirez", "D/Evolution of a Superhero", "Lighthouse Triptych" (all for stage); "Dannon" by Tim Nicolai, "Roulette" by Stephanie Jean Lane, "Quinoa Court Town Hall" by Christy Escobar (all for Zoom)
  • Stephanie Jean Lane
    "Sweat Spot 101 with Diana Ramirez," "Lighthouse Triptych," (both plays for stage); "Dayna," "Algorithms," "Roulette" (all short plays for Zoom)
  • Stephanie Jean Lane
  • Colin Lane
    Key Cast
    "Jack Lennon"
    Broken Harvest, Lesser Prophets, A Will of Their Own, The Blood Oranges
  • Dennis Manzi
    Key Cast
  • Nancy A. Herman
    Key Cast
  • Stephanie Jean Lane
    Key Cast
    Elementary (CBS), Dish (feature), My Dear Wormwood (short), Holy Week (short), Goodbye Dorit (short)
  • Rebecca Zaretzky
    Key Cast
  • Larry Kirwan
    Key Cast
    "Larry Kirwan"
    MurderAnn Comes Together, The Saint of Fort Washington
  • Madeline Leshner
  • Jordan Anstatt
  • Kristin Catuogno
    Sound Design and Mix
  • Benjamin Eckersley
    Sound Recordist
  • Alicia Ramirez
  • Alison Wien
    1st AD
  • Ra Williams
    2nd AD
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  • Genres:
    Drama, Comedy, Narrative
  • Runtime:
    8 minutes 53 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    July 31, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    3,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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Director Biography - Stephanie Jean Lane

Stephanie Jean Lane is an actress, dancer, writer and director based in New York City. She grew up in Milford, CT, where she trained at the Lee Lund Studio of Dance. She received her BA in Theater from Barnard College, and her MFA in Acting from NYU's Graduate Acting Program. Between 2018 and 2022, she played Hecate and Agnes in Punchdrunk's long-running immersive dance-theater production, "Sleep No More." Stephanie has performed and done workshops at Lincoln Center, The Public Theater, LaMamaETC, Dixon Place, Galapagos Art Space, and The Brick in NYC; The Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis; Berkshire Theater Group in Stockbridge, MA; Elm Shakespeare in New Haven; The Edinburgh International Fringe Festival; and English First in Shanghai. She has appeared on TV and film in "Enloquecer" (dir. Hector Prats; Vimeo Staff Pick, Short of the Week, Palm Springs ShortFest, Bushwick, Nighthawk, & Tacoma Film Fests), "Law & Order," "Elementary," "Dish," and "Holy Week." Her original work for theater has been performed in NYC and abroad, as well as on Zoom. "Fort Trumbull" is her first film.

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Director Statement

In what I make, I relish the absurd in the day-to-day, and sideways glimpses into the depths of a person. "Fort Trumbull" was created in response to my growing unease with the mortality of those close to me as COVID-19 plowed on through the fall and winter of 2020 and 2021. It is also a love letter for my dad.