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Piece of Me

An 8-year-old boy begins to lose his best friend, an elderly lady, as her memories fade away to Alzheimer's. Determined to help, he embarks on a journey to rekindle the memories of their friendship.

  • Bruna Cabral
  • Bruna Cabral
  • Bruna Cabral
  • Ligia Osorio
  • Camila Rizzo
  • Mason Wells
    Key Cast
  • Roberta Sloan
    Key Cast
  • Meghan K Lees
    Key Cast
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  • Runtime:
    19 minutes 16 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    January 18, 2020
  • Production Budget:
    12,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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    Mini Alexa
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Director Biography - Bruna Cabral

Bruna Cabral is an award-winning filmmaker from Rio de Janeiro with a passion for creating emotionally remarkable stories. She graduated in Producing and Directing at UCLA. PIECE OF ME is her debut as Director and was awarded the Special Jury Mention Award at Short of the Year Film Festival in Spain and Bruna was awarded the Best First-time Director Award at Oniros Film Awards in Italy. Piece of Me won Best International Short Film at the Los Angeles Brazilian Film Festival and Best Actress at the Glendale International Film Festival. The short film has been nominated for 14 Festivals, including Chicago International Children’s Film Festival accredited as Academy Award Qualifying. The short film, HEADWAY, Produced by her and Directed by Camila Rizzo, held its World Premiere at LA Shorts International Film Festival, accredited as Academy Award Qualifying, in 2018 and awarded in 12 Festivals. Bruna was awarded Best Producer at the Queen Palm International Film Festival. Her first feature film as Associate Producer, HAM ON RYE, Directed by Tyler Taormina, held its World Premiere at Santa Barbara International Film Festival, accredited as Academy Award Qualifying, in 2019 and selected for Locarno Film Festival also accredited as Academy Award Qualifying. Bruna won first place award in a Herbalife commercial contest in France in 2016 among more than 300 filmmakers. She was also invited to be a Jury at the Short of the Year Film Festival. Her talent for creativity and productivity led her to work on feature films, short films, commercials, and web-series. Among all the projects, she has 15 awards and 30 nominations. Bruna is currently based in Los Angeles.

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Director Statement

“Alzheimer’s disease is a subject that hits close to home as my beloved grandfather succumbed to it while my aunt is currently suffering from this degenerative condition. Its complex nature adversely inflicts emotional distress on their loved ones mainly because they are commonly incognizant of the proper ways of coping with it. By telling this story through the eyes of an innocent child, I am able to shed light on its repercussions from a positive perspective and heartwarming approach by emphasizing the powerful message that love is unconditional and will always triumph over life’s adversities.”