Midnight, The Stars and You

"Midnight, The Stars and You" is a short film that explores the themes of regret, forgiveness, and the importance of human connection. Richard Davis, a man diagnosed with a late-stage brain tumor, finds himself reflecting on his life and seeking redemption.

Upon receiving the devastating news from his doctor, Richard is confronted with his mortality and the limited time he has left. Seeking solace, he frequents a flower shop where he encounters Elise, a young woman who unknowingly becomes the catalyst for his self-discovery.

As Richard's health deteriorates, he collapses in the flower shop, and Elise rushes to his aid, displaying genuine concern and compassion for this stranger. Richard wakes up in a hospital room, where Elise shares the items she found in his jacket—a speech, a drawing she made, and a photograph of herself as a child with her mother.

Their interactions lead Richard to reveal himself as Elise's long-lost father, hoping to reconcile and make amends. Skeptical and resistant, she confronts Richard about the pain his abandonment caused her. Despite her emotional wounds, Elise hesitates, expressing her need for time to process her feelings.

The film ends on a bittersweet note, In his final moments Richard expresses his longing for a renewed bond with Elise, dreaming of her, As he spends his final moments laying in a hospital bed.

"Midnight, The Stars and You" ends on a bittersweet note, with Richard expressing his longing for a renewed bond with Elise as he faces his mortality. The film serves as a poignant reminder to cherish the present, seek forgiveness, and reach out to others before it's too late. It emphasizes the transformative power of acknowledging one's mistakes and the potential for healing and reconciliation, even in the face of impending death.

  • Christopher Hernandez
  • Christopher Hernandez
  • Christopher Hernandez
  • Marley Rey
    Key Cast
    "Elise Davis"
  • Ara Movsesian
    Key Cast
    "Richard Davis"
  • Gagan Singh
    Key Cast
    "Norman S. Khar"
  • Project Type:
    Experimental, Short, Student, Other
  • Genres:
  • Runtime:
    10 minutes 31 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    May 5, 2023
  • Production Budget:
    6,752 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
  • Shooting Format:
  • Aspect Ratio:
  • Film Color:
    Black & White and Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
    Yes - Woodbury University
Director Biography - Christopher Hernandez

Drawing from his personal experiences and observations, Christopher Hernandez aims to capture the emotional journey of forgiveness and personal transformation in his work. Christopher is an indigenous person with migrant parents from Oaxaca, Mexico, and carries the rich, cultural heritage and traditions of his ancestral roots.

Born to migrant parents from Oaxaca, Mexico, Christopher Hernandez carries with him the rich cultural heritage and traditions of his indigenous ancestral roots. Growing up in a multicultural environment, he developed a deep appreciation for the interconnectedness of diverse communities and their stories. From an early age, Christopher was drawn to the power of storytelling as a means to foster understanding, empathy, and change.

As he matured, Christopher developed a keen interest in filmmaking. He recognized its power to tell stories, evoke emotions, and foster empathy. Through the lens of a camera, he discovered a means to shed light on the struggles, triumphs, and journeys of those whose stories often remain untold. It was this passion that led Christopher to pursue a career in film and become a director.

Driven by a desire to bring marginalized voices to the forefront, Christopher embarked on a mission to tell stories that resonate with audiences on a profound level. He understands the power of representation and the transformative effect it can have on individuals and communities. Christopher strives to create narratives that reflect the diverse human experience, challenge societal norms, and foster understanding and empathy.

Through his work, he strives to create a world where stories are vehicles for healing, growth, and transformation. With every project he undertakes, he brings his personal connection, his cultural heritage, and his unwavering dedication to telling stories that inspire change and leave a lasting impact.

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Director Statement

Hello! I am very honored to present you with my first directorial film, "Midnight, the Stars and You." This project holds a special place in my heart as it allowed me to delve into various facets of my personal experiences and emotions. Through this film, I aimed to craft a narrative that resonates on multiple levels, reflecting the complexity of human emotions and the stories we all carry within us.

Creating "Midnight, the Stars and You" was a journey of self-discovery and creative exploration. It was important for me to translate my own introspections into a cinematic experience that speaks to universal themes of love, longing, and the beauty of connections. With a dedicated and talented team by my side, we embarked on this creative endeavor together, each person contributing their unique skills to bring the story to life.

Collaboration played a pivotal role in shaping the final result. The synergy between the team members brought about a harmonious blend of ideas that enriched every aspect of the film. The performances of our cast, guided by their deep understanding of the characters, breathed life into the story and conveyed the genuine emotions that lie at its core.

The art direction and cinematography were meticulously designed to complement the narrative's emotional arcs. Every visual element, from the set design to the lighting choices, was carefully curated to enhance the storytelling and evoke a strong sensory experience for the audience. The editing process, too, played a crucial role in refining the pacing and emotional resonance of the film.

As the director, I am immensely proud of what we have accomplished together. "Midnight, the Stars and You" stands as a testament to the dedication and passion that each team member poured into the project. It's a film that not only reflects my personal journey but also celebrates the collective effort and artistry that went into its creation.

I hope that "Midnight, the Stars and You" resonates with you as much as it does with me. It is a story of connection and vulnerability, of finding solace in the darkness and seeking comfort in the beauty of the universe. Thank you for joining us on this cinematic journey, and I look forward to sharing this piece of my heart with you.

Christopher Hernandez
Director, "Midnight, the Stars and You"