Latent Nostalgia

“Latent Nostalgia” is a participatory documentary detailing the lives of various members of Generation Z as they adjust to the post-vaccine “new normal” and cope with the trauma of the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on their lives. A local comedian talks with friends and strangers alike about their experience in lockdown and the effect it had on their mental health, all while joining them to participate in a hobby they held dear through the year.
A self-reflexive experimental doc, “Latent Nostalgia” captures the strange in-between place that contemporary young adults have found themselves in: in between chaos and normal life; in between childhood and adulthood.

  • Julia Desmond
  • Brielle Barozzini
  • Jared Leeds
  • Hannah Creech
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    Documentary, Short, Student
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Director Biography - Julia Desmond

Julia Desmond is a writer, comic, and filmmaker based in Wilmington, NC. Julia has been a part of several student films, both behind and in front of the camera. She concentrates on writing and editing. She is a headlining stand-up comedian and hopes to incorporate her passion for comedy with her experience in filmmaking by writing comedy screenplays. She gets ideas for her writing from her experiences working in the service industry, coping with mental illness, and being queer. She is currently a part-time student at UNCW and is set to graduate with her degree in Film Studies in Spring 2022.

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