Glimpse of Childhood

On her birthday, a young girl finds herself in the company of a guilt-ridden and emotionally detached family, where each member grapples with personal challenges in an attempt to rise above their troubles.

  • Nizami Murtuzayev
    A Shimmer, Sonata, About Silence
  • Nizami Murtuzayev
    A Shimmer, Sonata, About Silence
  • Ohia Morrison
    The Line, Killers of the Flower Moon, Only the Good Survive, Fallout
  • Grace Ward
  • Justine Colan
    Key Cast
  • Alessandra Eelen
    Key Cast
  • David Nash
    Key Cast
  • Kristiana Roemer
    Key Cast
  • Sam Brinkley
    Key Cast
  • Timur Gavrilenko
    Director of Photography
    A Shimmer
  • Ginevra Zanoni
    Assistant Director
  • Theo Walentiny
    Child Runaways, Hangtime
  • Project Type:
    Short, Student
  • Genres:
    Drama, Family, Children
  • Runtime:
    8 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    August 11, 2023
  • Production Budget:
    15,000 USD
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  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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  • Student Project:
    Yes - New York Film Academy
Director Biography - Nizami Murtuzayev

Nizami Murtuzayev is an Azerbaijani director born in Russia, educated in Switzerland, and currently living in the United States. His work is driven by his love for Russian literature and European films while drawing inspiration from his cultural roots.

Today, he brings all of these influences together in his work, creating award-winning films that are deeply personal and universal in their themes. He often explores the complex relationships between people and the world around them, delving into questions of identity, belonging, and the search for meaning.

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Director Statement

When I was little, it felt like my parents had a secret life. There was so much they seemed to hide from me.

And the film is about that. It is called Glimpse of Childhood. It is a family drama that often takes dramatized topics like break up, cheating, and self-harm and puts it in perspective of a young girl who witnesses those things happen to her family as they try to hide it from her.