Fugue to Washoe County

When 19-year-old Alex learns that she is not biologically related to her mom, she sets off on a road trip to meet her egg donor for the first time.
Dedicated by the filmmaker to her own parents and her egg donor.

  • Christina Green
    Director
  • Christina Green
    Writer
  • Christina Green
    Producer
  • Christina Green
    Key Cast
    "Alex"
    En Garde!, Dolorem
  • Erin Elizabeth Reed
    Key Cast
    "Elizabeth"
    The AXI: The Avengers of Extreme Illusions, Helen Alone, Stockholm, The Mechanic
  • Andrea Clark-Meier
    Key Cast
    "Mom (Jenny)"
    Fish Out of Water
  • Ali Ivosevich
    Director of Photography
    Vaseline, Space Dust
  • David Jimenez
    First Assistant Director
    Abroad, Bubble, Mojave Shadows
  • Houry Magarian
    Production Sound Mixer & Boom Operator
    Valley Sensation, Open Mic, To Grow Apart
  • Dan Eckert
    Gaffer & Key Grip
    Space Dust, The Hanging Stranger
  • Brenda Lopez
    Hair & Makeup Artist
    Parallel Path
  • Chico Demetroff
    Featured Cast
  • Leo Demetroff
    Featured Cast
  • Niko Demetroff
    Featured Cast
  • Project Type:
    Short
  • Genres:
    Drama
  • Runtime:
    24 minutes 59 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    August 7, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    3,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    Yes
  • Student Project:
    No
Director Biography - Christina Green

Christina Green is a first-time filmmaker from Baltimore, Maryland. She has just moved to Atlanta, Georgia from Burbank, California, where she had been happily working as an actress for the past 5 years after graduating with honors from the University of Miami. She also worked as a behavior therapist for many wonderful children in Los Angeles who are on the autism spectrum.

She is delighted to have relocated to Atlanta in December 2021 to pursue further acting and independent filmmaking opportunities in its thriving film industry. For Christina's next project, she plans to make a proof-of-concept short for the feature film that she wrote.

Christina wore many hats during the making of Fugue to Washoe County, including writer, director, producer, lead actress, production designer, set decorator, costumer and editor. Her crew doubled and tripled up on jobs, as well. They all supported each other and banded together to safely film in L.A. County over a single July weekend. It was a wild ride!

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Director Statement

Fugue to Washoe County is inspired by all of the questions that I live with every day as the product of an anonymous egg donation, without which my twin sister's and my birth to our then-49-year-old mother would have been impossible. Had it not been for the fact that my father, the egg donor and her husband were the only people in the fertility clinic waiting room on the day of one of the procedures the women underwent, I wouldn't know a single thing about her. I know her name was either Nicky or Vicky (Dad can't remember which), she had curly hair like mine and was thin like my twin sister, and she owned a video store in New Jersey. Her husband was tall, and they were kind and smiling.

I found out that I'm not biologically related to my mom when I was 8 years old. When I sat down to write Fugue to Washoe County, I wondered how different it would've been to find out as a young adult, like my character Alex (who is named after my twin sister) does. All of those deeply troubling questions that I've had nearly my whole life to mull over would come crashing down on her mind at once. Do I have any brothers or sisters? Have I ever accidentally met any of them? What if the egg donor found out about some awful hereditary disease later on, and didn't think to tell the clinic? Where were my ancestors from? What traits did I get from her? Do her kids know I exist?

Does she think about me, too?

I owe Nicky (or Vicky) of New Jersey, and my mom and dad, everything I have and ever will have. This film is a love letter to them. It's also a little bit of therapy for me. I hope it resonates with the many thousands of other people sailing through life with me on the S.S. Identity Crisis.