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
    Director
    Casual, The Frontrunner, Into The Dark: Pooka!
  • Nyasha Hatendi
    Writer
    Casual, The Frontrunner, Into The Dark: Pooka!
  • Nyasha Hatendi
    Producer
    Casual, The Frontrunner, Into The Dark: Pooka!, Black Earth Rising
  • Erica Mills
    Producer
    Casual, The Frontrunner, Tully
  • Jason Oldak
    Producer
    Casual, Glow, Sword of Trust
  • Elvis Nolasco
    Key Cast
    “Steve”
    American Crime, Old Boy,
  • Marrianne Jean Baptiste
    Key Cast
    “Jill”
    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
    Cinematography
    Casual, Glow, Sword Of Trust
  • Steve Morrow
    Sound
    A Star Is Born, The Frontrunner, La La Land
  • Omar Hassan-Reep
    Editor
    Casual, Wayne, Dear White People
  • Project Type:
    Short
  • 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
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Arri Alexa Mini
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    Yes
  • Student Project:
    No
  • Cinequest Film Festival
    San Jose
    United States
    March 6, 2019
    World Premiere
  • European Cinematography Awards

    Best First -Time Director
  • UrbanWorld FIlm Festival
    New York
    United States
    New York Premiere
  • RSF Martha's Vineyard African American Film Festival
    Martha's Vineyard
    HBO Short Film Finalist
  • LA Shorts International Film Festival
    Los Angeles
    West Coast Premiere
  • BronzeLens Film Festival
    Atlanta, Georgia
  • Macoproject Film Festival
    Los Angeles
    United States
    Winner Best Film
  • Queen Palm Film Festival
    Palm SPrings
    United States
    Best First Time Filmmaker
  • Culver City Fim Festival
    Los Angeles
  • Bahamas International Film Festival

    Bahamas
  • Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival
    Fort Lauderdale
    United States
  • Katra Film Series
    Brooklyn, New York
    United States
Distribution 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 stages around the world and in several films and television series over the years creating quietly memorable characters in a number of highly successful productions across many different mediums.

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.

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