Sessions

After two years searching for her birth mother, a young woman finds herself in a therapy session still looking for answers.

  • Jack Swiker
    Director
  • Manny Valdivia
    Writer
  • Leonard Langford
    Writer
  • Adam Bradshaw
    Producer
  • Ed Bauman
    Producer
  • Jake Chusid
    Producer
  • John McCool Bowers
    Key Cast
  • Elaina Adrianna
    Key Cast
  • Tommy Oceanak
    Director of Photography
  • Chris Willett
    Editor
  • Daniel Berk
    Composer
  • Project Type:
    Short
  • Genres:
    Drama, Mystery
  • Runtime:
    7 minutes 58 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    August 6, 2017
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    RED 6K
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
  • 48 Hour Film Project
    Los Angeles
    United States
    August 17, 2017
    World Premiere
    Audience Award, Best Actor (John McCool Bowers) Nominated for: Best Film, Best Directing, Best Writing, Best Cinematography, Best Actress (Elaina Adrianna), Best Graphics
  • Borrego Springs Film Festival
    Borrego Springs, CA
    United States
    Official Selection
  • Garden State Film Festival
    Asbury, NJ
    United States
    US East Coast Premiere
    Official Selection
  • Philadelphia Independent Film Festival
    Philadelphia, PA
    United States
  • Unreasonable Shorts Film Festival
    Los Angeles, CA
    United States
    Official Selection
Director Biography - Jack Swiker

Jack Swiker is a filmmaker originally from Philadelphia, PA. He currently lives in Los Angeles and has directed multiple award-winning short films and web series including "Boy Soldier" (Best Film - 48 Hour Film Project Los Angeles 2016), "Student Driver", "D-Day" and "Up All Night with Kurt Magnum". He received his MFA in Film and Digital Media from American University (Washington D.C.) and a B.S. in Film from Rowan University (Glassboro, NJ).

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Director Statement

It is with heavy hearts that we dedicate “Sessions” in our friend and lead actor John McCool Bower's memory. After a brief fight with cancer, John passed away in December 2017. John impacted many lives in the Los Angeles and San Francisco theatre and film community and will be remembered for his passion and warmth he brought to every project.