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How to Move On

The Basic Girl's Guide to Starting Over After a Breakup

Following the cliché advice of a "How To" guide, a broken-hearted millennial moves to Paris in an attempt to move on and start over post-breakup.

  • Thia Schuessler
  • Thia Schuessler
  • Thia Schuessler
  • Thia Schuessler
    Key Cast
  • Thia Schuessler
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    Comment Recommencer
  • Project Type:
  • Genres:
    Romance, Rom Com
  • Runtime:
    6 minutes 44 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    September 4, 2018
  • Production Budget:
    500 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    France, United States
  • Language:
    English, French
  • Shooting Format:
    Sony a7S II
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Director Biography - Thia Schuessler

Cynthia "Thia" Schuessler graduated magna cum laude from the USC School of Dramatic Arts where she dabbled in writing and directing. She was introduced to production skills such as editing and cinematography at the USC School of Cinematic Arts, but her true focus was always acting. Schuessler met long-time partner Rex New when she was cast in the student production of one of his plays. New earned a BFA in screenwriting, and a few years out of college (when they realized they couldn't rely only on their agents and managers), they decided to collaborate on a short film script in which Schuessler could star. In 2015, Schuessler & New co-founded Shy Ruby Productions (after crediting the not-yet-official production company in 2013 on their first short film HOUSESITTER). Shy Ruby was named after their dog, and the production team consists of members of Ruby's pack: New, Schuessler, her sister Sarah Schuessler, and Sarah's boyfriend/composer Ben Stanton. Since creating the LLC, the Shy Ruby team has released one short film per year.

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Director Statement

I grew up taking Cosmopolitan quizzes in my girlfriends' Paris-themed bedrooms. By the time we were actually old enough to relate to the content in these magazines, we had to learn how to "market" ourselves on social media in the most #fomo-inducing ways. "Do it for the gram" has become our generation's motto, and I wanted to write a fun tongue-in-cheek wink to my fellow millennials.
In 2017, I was lucky enough to have been invited on a trip to Paris where I have a handful of filmmaker friends. Since I had previously lent my time and talents to their projects, they paid me back with theirs. #blessed ;) I recorded the voiceover in both English and French so that my Parisian friends could enjoy it as well.

ENGLISH: Vimeo.com/ShyRuby/HowToMoveOn
FRENCH: Vimeo.com/ShyRuby/CommentRecommencer