Never Getting Rid of Me, Bitch

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

  • 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
  • Completion Date:
    June 30, 2023
  • Production Budget:
    90,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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  • 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. Dream is a passionate filmmaker, striving to break the old way of conventional storytelling. She was born and raised in Thailand, earned a BA in Film Production and spent 5 years as a cinematographer in Bangkok. She then moved to the United States to pursue her childhood dream of becoming a film director and earned a MFA at the University of Southern California. After 5 years of hustling to have a voice as an asian female artist in the States, she learned that life isn’t just about the never-ending pursuit of success and fame but more of a means for her to experience and express authentically. She wants to live the fleeting moments in search for the ultimate truth that can set her free from the system that keeps all of us running in circles and find her inspiration. Hence, she decided to go back to her hometown to uncover her roots.

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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.