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Fried Eggs and Toast

Fried Eggs and Toast follows a young woman, Mary, through her everyday battle with cancer. This story illustrates how cancer affects one of the most mundane parts of our everyday life, eating.  When Mary feels like she has exhausted all options and is ready to give up, she finds hope to keep fighting

  • Jennifer Preshong
  • Jennifer Preshong
  • Johanna Fogle
  • Emily Mervosh
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
    Short, Student
  • Runtime:
    10 minutes 34 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    July 12, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    400 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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  • Student Project:
  • Hofstra University Film Festival
    United States
    May 18, 2018
    Best Intermediate Film
Director Biography - Jennifer Preshong

Jennifer Preshong is filmmaker originally from Peabody Massachusetts. She studied Film and Television Studies at Hofstra University and graduated in May with a Bachelor of Science. Jennifer has always been passionate about storytelling. This passion led to her writing directing and editing her very first short film “Fried Eggs and Toast” her junior year and her Senior Thesis film “Mama Bear”.  Jennifer wishes to continue writing and directing and hopes to find a career in editing.

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Director Statement

The idea for this film came to me in a time when someone very close to me was fighting a very vicious battle with stage four cancer. The purpose of the script through all phases was to manifest hope throughout this struggle for my family.

The story of Pandora’s Box was always in the back of my mind while writing. In this story when Pandora opens the forbidden box she releases all these terrible things into the world, but at the bottom of the box she releases “hope” as well. This is what I wished to illustrate through Fried Eggs and Toast, that even through the worst, there is always hope.