Experiencing Interruptions?

Miss This

2020 was an incredibly painful year, universally -- it was also the backdrop for the next generation's coming-of-age. "Miss This" is a distinctive window into the pandemic, social injustice, and future, all through the experience of a singular American high school.

  • Maya Epstein
    Director
    Coming of Age
  • Maya Epstein
    Writer
    Coming of Age, Canvas Literary Journal, Blue Marble Review, WEIGHT Journal, K'in Literary Journal, Heritage Review
  • Maya Epstein
    Producer
    Coming of Age
  • Darin Drown
    Key Cast
  • William Baird
    Key Cast
  • Christine Jauregui
    Key Cast
  • John Rios
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Experimental, Feature, Short, Student
  • Genres:
    Documentary, Feature, Drama
  • Runtime:
    34 minutes 22 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    April 23, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    0 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
    English, Spanish
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    Yes
  • Student Project:
    Yes - Grandview High School
Distribution Information
  • YouTube
    Country: United States
Director Biography - Maya Epstein

Maya Epstein is a perpetually ink-stained kid from Colorado. An aspiring filmmaker, she believes diverse storytelling is key to developing a more empathetic world. You can find her videography on her YouTube channel, bespectacled, and her written work published or forthcoming in The Blue Marble Review, K’in Literary Journal, WEIGHT Journal, The Heritage Review, The Avocado and Me, and the Canvas Literary Journal.

Add Director Biography
Director Statement

In the United States, success in the arts has historically favored white, male, cishet creators; this is especially apparent in the film industry. Though progress is being made (yay for Chloe Zhao!), the business has a long, long way to go. I hope to be a part of the shift, ushering in an entertainment industry that uplifts, values, and provides space for the stories of a diverse range of people. Whether I’m writing, directing, or editing, grounding my work in empathy is crucial. Art has the potential to change hearts and minds -- I hope to harness that influence to make the world a marginally softer place.