Never Have i Ever

Two teens struggling with mental illness break out of a psych ward and spend a night of rebellion in an attempt to discover if life is worth living.

  • Cimi Grace
  • Cimi Grace
  • Laura Leal
  • Austin Goldsmith
    Key Cast
  • Emile Trudeau
    Key Cast
  • Jake Glaviano
    Director of Photography
  • Luiz Buhler
    Production Designer
  • Catherine Sweeney
    Production Designer
  • Project Type:
    Short, Student
  • Genres:
    Coming of age, teen, mental health, romance, drama, intense, carefree, punk, rebelious, nihilist
  • Runtime:
    14 minutes 30 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    May 10, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    8,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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  • Student Project:
  • Orlando Film Festival
    United States
    October 19, 2019
    North American Premiere
    Official Selection
  • The IndieFEST Film Awards

    United States
    Winner of Merit Award
  • CCH Film Fest
    United States
    November 1, 2019
    California Preniere
    Official Selection
Director Biography - Cimi Grace

Cimi Grace is a recent film school graduate with a passion for strong emotional films that leave the viewing wondering. Her style features tight visual aesthetics and distinct color palettes. Never Have I Ever is her graduating thesis film, and her largest film project to date.

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Director Statement

Never Have I Ever is meant to capture the teenage struggle with mental illness and the difficulty of finding a place in this world. This film challenges the notions of teenage suicide and the purpose of life itself. I wanted the film to help people feel less alone and also highlight the rebellious and ever changing minds of teenagers living in today's society.