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Never Getting Rid of Me, Bitch

Never Getting Rid of Me, Bitch is a heartwarming and humorous short film that explores the bonds of sisterhood in the face of loss. As they prepare to leave for college, identical twins embark on an epic hike, but a heartbreaking revelation forces them to confront the complexities of their relationship and the challenges of standing on their own.

  • Dream Thanika Jenjesda
    Mermaids, Me Always You
  • Isabella Cohen
    Austin Film Festival Screenwriting Semifinalist
  • Olivia Cohen
    Nicholls Academy Award Fellowship Semifinalist
  • Lily Darragh Harty
    Recognition, Kin, Bolero, Fallen Prince
  • Olivia Cohen
    Key Cast
    It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Scott Westerfield's Imposters
  • Isabella Cohen
    Key Cast
    It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Scott Westerfield's Imposters
  • Wyatt Hinz
    Key Cast
    All American, The Affair
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  • Genres:
    Drama, Comedy
  • Runtime:
    17 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    June 30, 2023
  • Production Budget:
    90,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
  • Shooting Format:
    8K Digital
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Director Biography - Dream Thanika Jenjesda

Dream Thanika Jenjesda is a Bangkok and LA-based Director/ Writer/Cinematographer. Renowned for her passion and visionary storytelling, Dream defies conventional norms in her pursuit of cinematic excellence. After earning a BA in Film Production in Thailand and spending five successful years as a cinematographer in Bangkok, she embarked on her childhood dream of becoming a film director. Dream obtained an MFA from the esteemed University of Southern California, overcoming challenges as an Asian female artist in the United States. Seeking authenticity and personal growth, she returned to her hometown to rediscover her roots, motivated by a yearning to savor fleeting moments and find the profound truth that frees us from the repetitive patterns of societal expectations. Her return has infused her work with profound insight, and "Never Getting Rid of Me, Bitch" is her American film after this life change.

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Director Statement

The heart of this film lies in the exploration of the complex psychological states of its two main characters, Kinley and Willow. At its core, this is a story about a young woman's struggle to overcome her grief and depression after the unexpected suicide of her twin sister. Kinley's journey to the mountaintop that she and Willow planned to visit before her sister's passing serves as the backdrop for the film's exploration of anxiety, oppression, and most of all, depression.

As the director of this film, I am deeply committed to portraying the characters' emotions in a way that is both honest and provocative. Rather than allowing the comedic plot to overshadow the film's darker themes, we have used the production design and cinematography to create an immersive and symbolic space in the woods that mirrors the characters' internal struggles. By tapping into the expressionist style, we aim to create an atmosphere that is both disorienting and thought-provoking.

Through this approach, we hope to blur the boundaries between the subjective and the external world, allowing the audience to peer into the in-habitual landscape of Kinley and Willow's mind. Our goal is to create a space that feels heightened and surreal, one that truly captures the emotional depth of this story. Ultimately, our hope is that this film will resonate with audiences on a deeply personal level, allowing them to connect with the characters' journey and find their own path to healing.