Permanent Ink

Sara Johnson is a closeted queer girl whose unable to come to terms with the recent death of her best friend turned secret girlfriend, Lucy Bloom. The two shared their memories together in a journal. Lucy’s mother, Sharon, is overly obsessed with perfection and has trouble accepting her daughter’s sexuality. Now, on the day of the funeral, Sara and Sharon battle coming to terms with who Lucy truly was, as Sara is in desperate search to find the missing journal.

  • Elinor Howells
    Director
  • Elinor Howells
    Writer
  • Kianna Dorsey
    Producer
  • Genesis Ortiz
    Key Cast
    "Sara Johnson"
  • Project Type:
    Short, Student
  • Genres:
    Drama, Romance, LGBT
  • Runtime:
    16 minutes 35 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    April 16, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    3,500 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    4k
  • Aspect Ratio:
    2:35:1
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    Yes
  • Student Project:
    Yes - University of Miami
  • Cannes Worldwide Film Festival
    Cannes
    French Southern Territories
    May 23, 2021
    BEST LGBT
  • New York Movie Awards
    New York
    United States
    May 9, 2021
    The Kraine Theater
    Best LGBT Short
  • Hollywood Gold Awards
    Los Angeles
    United States
    May 5, 2021
    The Hudson Theatres
    Best LGBTQ Short Film, Best Producer, Best First Time Director
  • Best Global Shorts
    Chennai, Tamil Nudu
    India
    April 30, 2021
    Virtual
    Best LGBT Short
  • New York International Film Awards
    New York
    United States
    May 6, 2021
    Virtual
    Best Short Film
Director - Elinor Howells