After Paloma receives a seemingly innocent drawing from a friend's kid, her self image crumbles - causing distrust and paranoia between her and those she loves.

  • Danny Farber
    Bernadette, Landline, Chicago Fire
  • Paloma Nozicka
    The Red Line, Chicago Med, Proven Innocent
  • Jessi Sampogna
    Criminal Minds, Casual, Beyond the Cracks
  • Joshua Sobel
    Graceland, Concrete Futuro, Scherzo Diabolico
  • Danny Farber
    Bernadette, We Go High, Landline
  • Paloma Nozicka
    The Red Line, Chicago Med, Proven Innocent
  • Mayur Puri
    Jiji Maa, Om Shanti Om, Firdaws
  • Lucas A. Ferrara
    Help, The Manor, Mildly Different
  • Juan Francisco Villa
    East Willyb, Chicago PD, Buckle Up Punk
  • Kelley Daniel
    Arena Wars, Attack of the Unknown, I Hear The Trees Whispering
  • Vance Smith
    It's Okay, Chicago Fire
  • Alekandra Martin
    Blanche, Someone Somewhere
  • Lori Singleton
    When The Skies Are Gray
  • Paloma Nozicka
    Key Cast
    The Red Line, Chicago Med, Proven Innocent
  • Danny Farber
    Key Cast
    Chicago Fire, Proven Innocent, Bernadette
  • Gunnar Anderson
    Key Cast
    Cloak & Dagger, A California Christmas, The Gifted
  • Blanca Yañez
    Key Cast
    Interreflections, Nombre a los Bueyes
  • Gelareh S. Siavash
    Oma, Tomorrow is Far Away, Cafe Gramophone
  • Austin Rowe
    Music Composition
    Young Blood, Bad Art, One Last Thing
  • Khory Cuedellous Davenport
    Music Composition
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  • Genres:
    Dark Comedy, Drama, Psychological Thriller, Horror, Surrealism, Body Issues, Mental Illness
  • Runtime:
    16 minutes 20 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    July 1, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    17,500 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
  • Shooting Format:
  • Aspect Ratio:
  • Film Color:
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • Rotterdam International Film Festival
    Winner - Best Short Film
  • London Indie Short Festival
    United Kingdom
    Winner - Best International Narrative Short
  • Toronto Independent Film Festival of Cift
    Toronto, Ontario
    Finalist - All Categories
  • 4th Dimension Independent Film Festival
    Winner - Best Director
  • Golden State Film Festival
    Los Angeles, CA
    United States
    February 27, 2022
    California Premiere
    Official Selection
  • San Francisco Indie Short Festival
    San Francisco, California
    United States
    Nominee - Best Narrative US Short Film
  • Chicago Indie Film Awards
    Chicago, Illinois
    Official Selection - Best Narrative Short
  • Independent Shorts Awards
    Los Angeles, California
    United States
    Winner (Gold) - Best Dark Comedy Short, Winner (Silver) Best Actress, Winner (Bronze) Best Supporting Actor, Nominated - Best Production Design, Official Selection
  • Venice Shorts
    Venice, California
    United States
    Official Selection - Best Indie Short
  • IndieX Film Fest

    Official Selection
  • Eau Claire International Film Festival
    Eau Claire, WI
    United States
    October 10, 2021
    Official Selection
  • Austin After Dark Film Festival
    Austin, TX
    United States
    Finalist - Best Dark Comedy
  • Austin Revolution Film Festival
    Austin, Texas
    United States
    February 17, 2022
    Official Selection - US Comedy Short
  • Athens International Monthly Art Film Festival

    Best Editing
Director Biography - Danny Farber

Danny Farber is an actor, director, producer from Chicago, IL living in Los Angeles, CA.

Farber's career in entertainment began as a production assistant on various indie feature films. He studied film production at DePaul University and trained locally at various acting studios around Chicago. He quickly climbed the ranks on set, matriculating into the AD department, coordinating, project managing, and eventually full fledged producing. Farber has assistant directed half a dozen feature films & produced video content for iO Comedy Network, Hannibal Buress, and Chance the Rapper. He parlayed the connections he made on each project for when it came time to start directing his own work. His directing work has won various awards for his 'zany while refined' directing style.

Farber made his television debut in the Fall of 2018 on the season 7 premiere of NBC's Chicago Fire. Since then he's been working in front of and behind the camera steadily. In the winter of 2019 Farber created and hosted his own late night talk show, filmed in front of a live studio audience with special guests, comedians, musical acts, and puppet co-hosts. His brand is certainly unconventional; approachable and familiar yet wildly unique and offbeat.

Farber continues to make opportunities for himself by creating projects that he can star in.

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Director Statement

On its face, HUGE follows a woman who might've spent a little *too* much time in quarantine. At its root, it's a message about accepting yourself completely, regardless of the mean little voice in your head. This comedic psychological thriller explores what it means to be a human in a world that continually tells us that we aren’t enough.