Mantis Shrimp

  • Sarah Golczewski
  • Sarah Golczewski
  • Sarah Golczewski
  • Sarah Bastian
    Key Cast
    "Billie Cox"
  • Ang Bocca
    Key Cast
  • Vinnie Pontari
    Key Cast
    "Dillon Cox"
  • Danny Seifert
    Key Cast
    "Al Payne"
  • Mikey Phillips
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
    Experimental, Short, Student
  • Genres:
    Drama, Experimental, Short, Student, Road Movie
  • Runtime:
    12 minutes 37 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    November 21, 2023
  • Production Budget:
    5,020 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
  • Shooting Format:
  • Film Color:
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
    Yes - The University of the Arts
  • School of Film Senior Thesis Showcase
    United States
    May 7, 2023
    Shannon D. Moore Award, Audience Choice Award
Director - Sarah Golczewski
Director Statement

Sarah Golczewski explores the gray areas of perspective in the human experience through mixed mediums, highlighting the absurdity of humanity with empathy. With a background in painting and fine art, her colorful and eccentric visuals give birth to out-of-body cinematic poetry. She has won the Shannon D. Moore award as well as the Audience Choice award for her thesis film “Mantis Shrimp”. She graduated in 2023 from the University of the Arts with a BFA in Film. She hopes to continue to find beauty in uncertainty, in whatever form that may be.