Niece Day

Justin, a film professor, brings his niece Sammy to “take your kid to work day.” He anticipates a day full of fun for them both, but begins to worry as the day wears on. Is his job not as cool as he thought, or will his niece think he hung the moon (or in this case, turned on the sun)?

  • Jordan Wilson
    Garden Spells, Marshmallows, What People Are
  • Ben Richardson
    A Little Dead, The Fisherman, Repercussion
  • Jordan Wilson
    Marshmallows, What People Are
  • Ben Richardson
    A Little Dead, The Fisherman, Native Hearts
  • Ben Richardson
    Key Cast
    "Uncle Justin"
    A Little Dead, Native Hearts, All Roads to Pearla
  • Marlee Burns
    Key Cast
  • Karen Gartlitz
    Key Cast
    Garden Spells, What People Are, Sherwood Forest
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  • Genres:
    Family, Inspirational, Drama
  • Runtime:
    11 minutes 16 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    January 31, 2023
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
  • Shooting Format:
    Black Magic Pocket Cinema Cam 6K
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  • Film Color:
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • Los Angeles Internaitonal Childrens Film Festival at WonderCon
    Anaheim, CA
    United States
    March 25, 2023
    World Premiere
    Official Selection
  • San Diego International Childrens Film Festival at San Diego Comic-Con
    San Diego, CA
    United States
    July 23, 2023
    San Diego Premiere
    Official Selection
Director Biography - Jordan Wilson

Jordan Wilson is a writer and director from Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. She began working in film and television at the age of 19 while earning her degree in Digital Cinema Production from Oklahoma City Community College. After graduating, Jordan went on to work on shows including “American Ninja Warrior” and “Cold Justice” before diving into films such as “Golden Arm” and “A Thousand Little Cuts.” Jordan has written and directed multiple short films that have been successful on the film festival circuit including “What People Are,” “Marshmallows” (co-written and co-directed by Ben Richardson), “Garden Spells,” and, most recently, “Niece Day.”

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Director Statement

“People love what other people are passionate about.” - La La Land

One of my favorite ways people show love is by sharing what they care about with those they care about–whether it’s a favorite movie, song, or work of art. Showing trust in someone by sharing one’s interests with them is such a lovely expression of closeness that adds immense value to a relationship. It can also be scary to make yourself that vulnerable, to expose yourself to the potential hurt of what you love being rejected by someone meaningful to you.

“Niece Day” explores someone taking that very risk. Through the character of Justin and the relationship with his niece, Sammy, we see the lows of someone you love not sharing in what you’re passionate about. But we also see the elating joys of when they do, and how sometimes they may see your world even better and more fantastical than you see it yourself.