Logline: A bereaved woman's struggle to accept redemption.

Synopsis: Stuck in an unhealthy grieving pattern, Sanvean’s mother, Margo, has adopted debilitating ways to hold on to memories, which bring her to a breaking point.

  • Elizabeth Yoder
    The Long Wait, Emerging, Active Shooter
  • Alina Patra
    General Hospital, Art Imitates, Das Kasting
  • Wolfgang Bodison
    A Few Good Man, Bones, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
  • Play Four Films
    Art Imitates, The Showdown, Das Kasting
  • Elevating Hope Films
    The Long Wait, Lilies
  • Paul E. Allan
    Executive Producers
    Art Imitates, Lilies, Das Kasting, Moving Forward
  • Ed Brotherton
    Executive Producers
    Rendez-View, Pit Bulls and Parolees, Blind Date, My Flipping Family, Lockup, Split Ends
  • Jonathan S. Abrams
    Avatar, Blades of Glory, Watercolors, Shottas, Western World, The Red Booth
  • Wolfgang Bodison
    Key Cast
    A Few Good Man, The Long Wait, Bones, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
  • Elizabeth Yoder
    Key Cast
    The Long Wait, Emerging, Active Shooter
  • Sydney Sepulveda
    Key Cast
    Melancholy Nap, Fragments
  • Dawn Forrester
    Key Cast
    Love, Chicago Hope, Dirt Merchant, One of Us, Beautiful, I Believe
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  • Genres:
    Drama, Women
  • Runtime:
    15 minutes 44 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    May 22, 2017
  • Production Budget:
    350,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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  • Show Low Film Festival
    Show Low AZ
    United States
    October 13, 2018
    4 Jury Awards for Best Screenplay, Best Actress, Best Actor, Best Short Film
  • New York Los Angeles International Film Festival
    Los Angeles
    United States
    May 5, 2018
    Best Narrative Short Film
  • Laughlin International Film Festival
    United States
    October 13, 2017
    Best Lead Actress Short Film
  • Playhouse West Philadelphia
    West Chester
    United States
    July 2, 2017
    Grand Jury Award for Best Director and two Audience Choice Award for Best Actress and Best Short Film
  • Playhouse West Film Festival Los Angeles
    North Hollywood
    United States
    March 26, 2017
    North American Premiere
    Two Audience Choice for Best Actress and Best Actor in a Short Film Drama
  • DigiFest at Digital Hollywood
    Los Angeles
    United States
    May 25, 2017
    HollyShorts Award
Director Biography - Elizabeth Yoder

Elizabeth's journey to Hollywood began with humble origins. She was raised on her family's 1800's homestead by German-Swiss parents of Amish and Mennonite lineage. She lived in a community where television and radio were taboo. As she matured, Elizabeth became aware of a modern, progressive world outside her strict upbringing and eventually the intrigue of Hollywood transformed into her love for filmmaking.

She has won multiple awards from International film festivals, most recently the Grand Jury Award for Best Director, Best Short Film, Best Narrative Film, Best Screenplay, Best Actress, Audience Choice for Best Short Film and two Audience Choice Best Actress Awards for her portrayal of Margo in 'Sanvean'. Previously, she received 'Storytelling Achievement Award', 'Best Actress', 'Best Actor' and the 'Ribaut Award for Best Short Film' and was nominated alongside screen icon Shirley MacLaine in the 'Best Actress' category.

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Director Statement

Life sometimes slaps us in the face with a horrific event we cannot change and circumstances simply too appalling to accept. Our film is a powerful depiction of an event that every human being will face, the death of a loved one or someone close. We partnered in making this film with the non-profit organization Elevating Hope to help raise awareness for their bereavement support mission.