Jump

Alfred, a middle-aged party clown, leads a somewhat artistic life in New York City, but it’s not quite what he imagined in his youth. As he gets older, Alfred begins to question whether he has failed to achieve his dreams, and compares himself to a former college friend who seems to have it all.

  • Natalia Curea
    Director
    Hot Seat, Creative Writing
  • Natalia Curea
    Writer
    Hot Seat, Phenomenal Woman
  • Cardboard Llama
    Producer
  • Al Pagano
    Key Cast
    "Alfred"
  • Dasha Dakkuri
    Key Cast
    "Girl"
  • Erinn Holmes
    Key Cast
    "Mother"
  • Project Type:
    Short
  • Runtime:
    19 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    January 13, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    18,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:09
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
  • Vesuvius Int'l Film Fest

    Italy
    March 27, 2021
    Best Female Director [Winner]
  • Feel the Reel Int'l Film Festival

    United Kingdom
    July 25, 2021
    Best of the Fest [3rd place]
  • Feel the Reel Int'l Film Festival

    United Kingdom
    July 25, 2021
    Best Director [Nominee]
  • New York International Film Awards

    June 6, 2021
    Best Drama [Winner]
  • New York International Film Awards

    June 6, 2021
    Best Director [Winner]
  • Paris Short Film Festival

    France
    April 16, 2021
    Best International Short [Winner]
  • Lift-Off Film Festival, Berlin

    January 29, 2021
    January 29, 2021
    Audience Choice Award [Winner]
Director Biography - Natalia Curea

Born and raised in Moldova, Natalia Curea is a film director and screenwriter, known for Hot Seat (2017), Phenomenal Woman (2018), and Jump (2021). She studied Film and Video Production at City College of New York and graduated magna cum laude. Her recent short film "Jump" has won numerous awards including Best Director, Best Drama, and Best Short.

Her style as a writer-director lies in character-driven, dramatic storytelling that explores the complexity of human nature, featuring protagonists with inner conflicts. Curea presently has feature film and TV scripts in development.

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