Private Project


A young women is visited by important woman in her life while laboring alone in a hospital elevator.

  • Claire Barnett
  • Claire Barnett
  • Joshua Barnett
  • Amalia Eddings
  • Luis Hernandez
  • Sophie Barnes
    Key Cast
  • Caylie Barnett
    Key Cast
  • Paige Reynolds
    Key Cast
  • Vivian Norman
    Key Cast
  • David Cruz
    Director of Photography
  • Tobias Peoples
    Production Designer
  • Emil Woerner
  • Claire Barnett
  • Matthew Magdefrau
  • William Duran
    Sound Mixers
  • Ryan Bates
    Sound Mixers
  • Tim Morrison
    Sound Mixers
  • Amalia Eddings
    1st AD
  • Jack Barr
    1st AC
  • Matt Geoke
    Key Grip
  • Timothy Barnett
  • Sydney Wilson
    Set Dresser
  • Sydney Wilson
    Behind the Scenes Photographer
  • Julia Molpus
    Line Producer
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  • Runtime:
    16 minutes 54 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    April 23, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    4,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
    Yes - University of Central Arkansas
  • University of Central Arkansas Film Festival
    Conway, Arkansas
    United States
    World Premiere
    Official Selection, Best Narrative Short Film, Best Art Direction, Audience Choice
  • New York No Limits Film Festival
    New York, New York
    United States
    March 17, 2022
    Regional Premiere
    Official Selection
Director Biography - Claire Barnett

Claire Barnett blends the mundane with the otherworldly as she probes the experiences of women living in the American South. Claire received her BFA in Film at the University of Central Arkansas while living in her hometown of Little Rock, Arkansas, and is now based in Brooklyn getting her Film MFA at NYU Tisch.

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Director Statement

Growing up in Arkansas, I never questioned the cyclical nature of Southern motherhood. In Kindergarten, when asked what we wanted to be when we grew up, over half the girls said "a mom." Moth explores how the dynamic relationships between mothers and daughters are informed and haunted by heritage. This film is a fever dream distillation of my own attempt to unravel motherhood from womanhood and the crisis of identity it provoked.