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Sparkle, Cry, Repeat.

Sparkle, Cry, Repeat. examines the behavior of three brash friends during the cycle of feeling fabulous and down in the gutter as they chase what it means for friends to become family. The sparkle part of life, the cry part of life, and repeating it all.

  • Miranda Powers
  • Miranda Powers
  • Miranda Powers
  • Jonathan Souza
  • Miranda Powers
    Key Cast
  • Jillian Macklin
    Key Cast
  • Matthew Thomas Scott
    Key Cast
  • Evelyn Polesny
    Key Cast
  • Jaclyn Poujol
  • Ponvishal Chidambaranathan
  • Alexandra Chludzinska
    Production Sound
  • Eliya Raza Shamsi
    Logo Design
  • Josh Sippie
    Production Assistants
  • Eliya Raza Shamsi
    Production Assistants
  • Nick Paradiso
    Production Assistants
  • Project Type:
    Short, Television, Web / New Media
  • Runtime:
    4 minutes 58 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    October 1, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    800 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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Director Biography - Miranda Powers

Miranda was born and raised in a small town in Missouri. She went to undergrad in the KC area and obtained a BFA in theatre performance. She then moved to NYC where she went to The New School for Drama and got her Masters of Fine Arts in Acting. She has appeared in several commercials, short films, television, musicals, and of course, plays. She loves to create things from scratch and write things that make people laugh, cry, and think. She actively pursuits acting in New York City and loves every minute of it.

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Director Statement

My life after I graduated school appeared to run in cycles. The part when I felt sparkling and over the moon, the part where I always wanted to cry and was confused, and then it would all repeat. Just repeat, no colors in between. In Sparkle, Cry, Repeat. we see the beginning story formulating between two friends who are awkward in their quest to find more friends. We see how awkwardness can be insecurity. How playfulness can be the beginning of friendship. Miranda and Jill are in the sparkle/repeat phase of life in this short and Matthew is in the cry phase. In the following films we will examine what happens when each character is in a different phase as they navigate life, love, survival, and friendship. I am still navigating this all myself. This film touches my heart and even though it is the first chapter, I hope it will touch yours.