Rose is stuck on a metaphorical bridge. She must choose to confide in her true self, or her insecurities.

NOTE: the film has been mixed to both full theatrical 5.1 Surround and Stereo. The uploaded film is the Stereo mix.

  • David Fernandez
  • David Fernandez
  • David Fernandez
  • Denise Wiese
    Key Cast
  • Carlos Cabrera
    Key Cast
  • Diane Hemingway
    Key Cast
  • David Fernandez
    Director of Photography
  • David Fernandez
  • David Fernandez
    Sound Designer
  • Dara Bennett
  • Project Type:
    Short, Student
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  • Runtime:
    9 minutes 12 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    February 7, 2020
  • Production Budget:
    300 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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Director Biography - David Fernandez

David Fernandez is a student of the Film B.A. program from the University of Central Florida.

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Director Statement

My whole life I’ve looked into the mirror and hated my reflection. I hated how I looked and compared my self to so many others of whom I thought were perfect and loathed that I couldn’t be like that. This battle between my perception of how society views the perfect being and how I view my own self worth was the basis of the idea behind Rose. I created Rose to understand how I can start to love myself again. In the film the character of Rose is stuck in a relationship with Hawthorn: the embodiment of her insecurities. Hawthorn is infatuated with Lillian: the embodiment of the perfect being. The story metaphorically is the battle between our insecurities (Hawthorn) of self-worth (Rose) against societal norms of the quote on quote perfect being (Lillian). By the end of the film Rose comes to realize that she is stuck on a bridge between choosing to love herself or choosing to let her insecurities win. In order to be the happy reflection she sees in the mirror, she must leave her insecurities behind (Hawthorn) and start to love herself again. Ultimately this film has helped me to see that I can still love myself and be happy with who I am; and I hope it does the same for everyone who sees it.