Him

A young girl seeks solace through her neighbor, a recent widow, as she regales her with tales of her late husband's silent film career.

  • Kristina Garand
    Director
  • Kristina Garand
    Writer
  • Kristina Garand
    Producer
  • Hazel Leroy
    Key Cast
    "Eleanor Keaton"
  • Morgan Kivlan
    Key Cast
    "Eliza"
  • Megan Ortego
    Cinematography
  • Kelsey Wagner
    Editor
  • Hannah Hoffman
    Sound
  • Max Franko
    Music Composition
  • Project Type:
    Short, Student
  • Genres:
    Historical, Silent Film, Comedy, Drama, Live Action, Narrative
  • Runtime:
    14 minutes 29 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    August 29, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    3,500 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Film Color:
    Black & White and Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    Yes - Point Park University
Director Biography - Kristina Garand

Kristina Garand is a Pittsburgh native filmmaker. She is usually a director, but can also be found as a producer, writer, set designer, actress, and part-time editor. She graduated from Point Park University’s Cinema Arts with a BFA and a concentration in directing. In her time at Point Park University she made several shorts over the years including directing “The Garden,” which won Best Student Film in the Dreammachine International festival. As a Buster Keaton enthusiast, her latest short film “Him” has been a passion project in the making.

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Director Statement

Buster Keaton was a huge influence on my decision to get into filmmaking. As a member of the Buster Keaton Society itself, I guess you could say I’m a bit of a film geek. I’ve always felt fascinated by their facts, passion, and stories about his life. I hope to spark some interest in other people who don’t know about him at all, just as the Damfinos once did for me. Preserving stories and history is important, and so is laughter. What better way to combine the two than to get more people to see the work of Buster Keaton?