Moving On - A Short Film About Grief

The day of his Dad’s funeral Steve receive s a phone call. Harry’s Diner: 9pm...Apparently things aren’t as simple as they seem.

  • Nyasha Hatendi
    Casual, The Frontrunner, Into The Dark: Pooka!
  • Nyasha Hatendi
    Casual, The Frontrunner, Into The Dark: Pooka!
  • Nyasha Hatendi
    Casual, The Frontrunner, Into The Dark: Pooka!, Black Earth Rising
  • Erica Mills
    Casual, The Frontrunner, Tully
  • Jason Oldak
    Casual, Glow, Sword of Trust
  • Elvis Nolasco
    Key Cast
    American Crime, Old Boy,
  • Marrianne Jean Baptiste
    Key Cast
    Homecoming, In Fabric
  • Keith L Williams
    Key Cast
    “The Young Boy”
    Good Boys
  • Chet Anekwe
    Key Cast
    “Father Fred”
    How To Get Away With Murder
  • Anthony Griffith
    Key Cast
    “The Old Man”
    The Assignment
  • Jason Oldak
    Casual, Glow, Sword Of Trust
  • Steve Morrow
    A Star Is Born, The Frontrunner, La La Land
  • Omar Hassan-Reep
    Casual, Wayne, Dear White People
  • Film Type:
  • Genres:
    Drama, Comedy
  • Runtime:
    10 minutes 52 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    February 1, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    30,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Film Language:
  • Shooting Format:
    Arri Alexa Mini
  • Film Color:
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • Cinequest Film Festival
    San Jose
    United States
    March 6, 2019
    World Premiere
  • European Cinematography Awards

    Best First -Time Director
Distributor Information
  • Makombe Productions Inc.
    Country: United States
Director Biography - Nyasha Hatendi

Born in Washington D.C, raised in Zimbabwe and educated in the UK.

As an actor Nyasha has appeared on stage in theaters around the world including Broadway and The West End and in several films and television series over the years. Most recently he starred in Hulu's Golden Globe nominated series "Casual" and Blumhouse's "Into The Dark: Pooka " He also appears in Jason Reitman's "The Frontrunner", Jeffery Nachmanoff's Replicas and Hugo Blick's Bafta nominated "Black Earth Rising". He is currently filming Eleventh Hour's Alex Rider series directed by Andreas Prochaska.

This is his first foray into writing and directing film

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Director Statement

This short was both an expression of all the films I love and the films I'd like to make.

I really wanted to explore a way of viscerally communicating an experience, through sound, image and performance.

It is clearly very personal, I wanted to put something down to commemorate the experience of grief primarily because loss is something we are all familiar with and however painful and confusing it is, the exploration of it brings people together and hopefully provides a little light at the end of the tunnel.

"It may be different for others, but pain is what it took to teach me to pay attention. In times of pain, when the future is too terrifying to contemplate and the past too painful to remember, I have learned to pay attention to right now. The precise moment I was in was always the only safe place for me. Each moment taken alone was always bearable. In the exact now, we are all, always alright"... Julia Cameron

Couldn't say it better really.

I hope you enjoy it as much as we did making it.