Hen & Ham

While searching for his father, a lonely teen befriends an older woman suffering from Alzheimer's.

  • Elias Gandy
    The Bunker, Luzi and the Nameless Generation
  • Elias Gandy
    The Bunker, Luzi and the Nameless Generation
  • Samuel Gandy
    The Bunker, Luzi and the Nameless Generation
  • Jeb Aufiero
    Key Cast
    Get the Bag, Three Clicks
  • Jennifer Adams
    Key Cast
    "Eileen "
    Goodbye, Butterfly, More Than You, Heir of the Witch
  • Lorayn DeLuca
    Key Cast
    Troma's War, Exquisite Corps, Coven Townes
  • Rick McVey
    Key Cast
    Found, Freedom
  • Dianne Puakstelis
    Key Cast
    Strawberry Hill, Venguer, Child
  • Vincent Felice
    Key Cast
  • Joya Joseph
    Key Cast
    "Funeral Director "
    The Georgetown Project, Swagger, Thumb War!
  • Kimberly Dubay
    Key Cast
    Queen City, Treachery
  • Taylor Montalto
    Who Lived on Time Avenue, The Rack Pack, The Job
  • Premal Badiani
    Costume Design
    Match Struck, A Reflection of Evil
  • Roland Bingaman
    Skillet: Back From The Dead, Memento Or Bust
  • Bill Snyder
    Destiny 2, Oddworld: Soulstorm, Witch
  • Joseph Miller
    The Penthouse, Pink, Athena
  • Josh Roberts
    Loss Prevention
  • John Schroter
    Blue Ridge, Band Of Rogues, Fare
  • Curt Braden
    Skateshop, Walk, The Price to Pay
  • Sarah Tang Braden
    An Angel Whispers, Dark Covenant
  • Project Type:
    Short, Student
  • Genres:
    Drama, Family, Coming of Age
  • Runtime:
    34 minutes 23 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    April 16, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    4,500 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital, Red Dragon
  • Aspect Ratio:
  • Film Color:
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
    Yes - Heritage International
  • OurTown Cinema
    Davidson, North Carolina
    United States
    April 18, 2021
Director Biography - Elias Gandy

Elias has written and directed over 12 short films, many of which have gone on to win awards in festivals all over the country. He has a true passion for people and a heart for story. His mission is to make films that allow his audience to identify with unique perspectives by creating impactful stories, with powerful visuals, and engaging characters.

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Director Statement

I’ve been passionate about film for as long as I can remember, but this is the first time I felt as though I HAD to tell a story.

At its core, Hen & Ham is an exploration of life and death. The question remains, can a life beyond the grave be just as impactful as one living? Hen & Ham seeks to unpack this mindset and shed light on what it means to live a meaningful, compelling existence.

The ideas at the center of Hen & Ham took on a new dimension for me when my great-grandmother passed at the beginning of 2017. Watching the interactions and conversations that took place around her passing changed my perspective on death and what it means to positively impact your world and those living in it.

It is my hope that Hen & Ham takes you by surprise. I hope it makes you prioritize. I hope it makes you consider death in a positive way. Maybe less as a stark, dark ending but more as an unwritten and unprecedented new beginning.

- Elias Gandy