Lily, a high school girl with big dreams and aspirations, living in a little town with little dreams. With graduation around the corner, nobody is set out to pursue their dreams. Everyone wishes to stay in their comfort while Lily, holds onto her dream of getting accepted into Juilliard, a well known performing arts school in New York. She soon receives the acceptance letter but is faced with a difficult decision when her boyfriend Aaron, a big time football player, shows her no support and crushes her dreams and spirits. Lily is now ready to give up. However, her father Leo, a well known legend in that small town who ran track for that high school and shattered all records but gave up on his dream of running professionally because the closest people talked him out, is now faced with a challenge and a mission of making sure his daughter doesn’t make the same mistake of giving up and having to live with that regret.

  • Zachary Dean Gudakov
  • Zachary Dean Gudakov
  • Zachary Dean Gudakov
  • Edward Tereshchenko
  • Jennifer Kukhar
    Key Cast
    "Lily "
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  • Runtime:
    7 minutes 8 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    September 21, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    5,000 USD
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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  • Shooting Format:
    Sony FS5, Super 35mm
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Director Biography - Zachary Dean Gudakov

Throughout much of my childhood, there was always something deep down in my core that pushed me to do something different than everybody else. I didn't know what that was growing up. I set out onto a journey of becoming a professional soccer player and I was fortunate enough to play 3 years in college. After suffering a career ending injury, I turned to what most satisfied me, creating. I've always been fascinated by films that move people a different way, that make them leave the theatre in wonder. I came to realize that my gifts of inspiring, encouraging, and moving people can be utilized through films. Even though my best work will never be achieved in my lifetime, that's ok. Because the most important thing, like Matthew McConaughey said, "it keeps with something to keep on chasing."

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