Private Project


A comedy about depression.

Armed with self-loathing, hopelessness and existential dread, 22-year-old Greta tries to find one thing about adulthood that doesn't suck. It's a lost cause until she meets a woman named April.

  • Sparkman Clark
  • Sparkman Clark
  • Edgar Velez
    Director of Photography
  • Sparkman Clark
  • Edgar Velez
  • Amy Wadford
  • Julian West
  • Sparkman Clark
    Key Cast
  • Callan Suozzi-Rearic
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
  • Genres:
    Comedy, Drama, LGTBQ, Romance
  • Runtime:
    27 minutes 8 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    May 31, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    14,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
  • Shooting Format:
    2K Alexa
  • Aspect Ratio:
  • Film Color:
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • IRIS Prize Film Festival
    Cardiff, Wales
    United Kingdom
    October 11, 2019
    Diva Box Office Award
Director Biography - Sparkman Clark

Sparkman Clark is a Filmmaker and Actress.

She graduated from University of Richmond with a BA in Theatre, minoring in Business Administration and Creative Writing.

Upon graduating, Sparkman worked for Tony Lo Bianco at his production company, MNA productions. She also reviewed theatre for the Time Square Chronicles, attending the Tony Awards, Obie Awards and Astaire Awards shows.

Sparkman began her career in film as the assistant to director Todd Strauss-Schulson on New Line Cinema’s Isn’t It Romantic, starring Rebel Wilson, Priyanka Chopra, Liam Hemsworth and Adam DeVine. Since then she has worked on TV shows such as NBC’s The Blacklist and Gotham on FOX.

Her first short film, Greta, is set to release the summer of 2019. She wrote, directed and produced her film alongside PittyPat Pictures and iBlameTV.

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Director Statement

“The experiences Greta has are objectively hilarious, but they are also something everyone who has experienced depression can relate to. Mental illness can be difficult for people to talk about or recognize - it’s something that a lot of us have a wall built around. Humor is my way of starting a dialogue about it.

Overall I want to show that depression is human. It is an illness, not a choice. And if you are suffering from depression, you are not alone, you are not broken and the light inside of you is still there. Even though you cannot see it, it is always there.”