Seven Short Films About (Our) Marriage

A tempestuous romantic drama in seven vignettes that chronicles an interracial marriage, telling a story of turmoil and tenderness as two people try to make their relationship last.

  • Chris Hansen
    Blur Circle, Where We Started, Endings
  • Chris Hansen
    Where We Started, Endings
  • Brian Elliott, Daniel Lee Beard, Chris Hansen
  • Chynna Walker
    Key Cast
    My Dinner With Werner, Shotgun
  • Drez Ryan
    Key Cast
  • John Ruegsegger
    Key Cast
  • Sean Weil
    Key Cast
    Gotham, Boardwalk Empire
  • Ammie Masterson
    Key Cast
    Thunder Road
  • Matthew Brumlow
    Key Cast
    Blur Circle, Where We Started, Endings
  • Aaron Youngblood
    Director of Photography
    Blur Circle
  • Project Type:
  • Genres:
    Romance, Drama
  • Runtime:
    1 hour 39 minutes 3 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    September 26, 2019
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
  • Shooting Format:
    Arri Amira
  • Aspect Ratio:
  • Film Color:
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • Cinequest Film Festival
    San Jose, CA
    United States
    March 7, 2020
    World Premiere
  • Durango Independent Film Festival
    Durango, CO
    United States
    March 7, 2020
    Colorado Premiere
  • Dallas VideoFest
    Dallas, TX
    United States
    April 2, 2020
    Texas Premiere
  • Hill Country Film Festival
    Fredericksburg, TX
    United States
  • ReelHeART International Film Festival
    July 10, 2020
    Canada Premiere
    Best Actor (Drez Ryan); 2nd Place Best Feature
  • Manhattan Film Festival
    United States
    NY Premiere
  • Deep in the Heart Film Festival
    Waco, TX
    United States
    screened out of competition
  • The Method Fest
    Los Angeles, CA
    United States
    August 23, 2020
  • Harlem International Film Festival
    Harlem, NY
    United States
    September 14, 2020
    NY Premiere
  • Port Townsend Film Festival
    Port Townsend, WA
    United States
    September 24, 2020
    Washington state premiere
Distribution Information
  • Alex Nohe, BloodSweatHoney
    Sales Agent
Director Biography - Chris Hansen

Chris Hansen is an independent filmmaker and the current and inaugural chair of the Department of Film & Digital Media at Baylor University in Waco, Texas.

He has made five feature films: The Proper Care & Feeding of an American Messiah, Endings, Where We Started, Blur Circle, and Seven Short Films About (Our) Marriage. His films have won numerous awards and have played in film festivals throughout the United States and also in Canada.

He has taught film at Baylor University since 2004.

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Director Statement

When I set out to write and direct this film, my goal was, first and foremost, raw authenticity. I wanted to depict the trials and tribulations of marriage - and the joys and breakthroughs - in a way that would resonate with married couples. I've known many married people over the years, and I've been married for more than two decades, and often we don't realize that so many couples experience the same types of fights and frustrations that others do. We deal with marital strife as though every problem we face is unique when in fact so many have dealt with the same issues.

And so many couples end their marriages because of these difficulties without seeing where they need to mature or where each individual is culpable in some way for the breakdown of the relationship.

So I wanted to make a movie that was the story of one marriage but was also an authentic look at what most marriages face - the moments, big and small, that bind a couple together or drive them apart.