Stand Clear of The Closing Doors

“Stand Clear of The Closing Doors" is a dramatic short following the journey of Laís, an Afro-Latina woman facing an unexpected encounter while trying to perform a simple task, cat-sit for her friend.

  • Laila Garroni
    Director
    Calidris
  • Laila Garroni
    Writer
    Calidris
  • Evoé Collective
    Producer
  • Laila Garroni
    Key Cast
    "LAÍS"
    Calidris
  • Victoria Mack
    Key Cast
    "JANE"
    The Letter
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    Afaste-se das Portas Fechando
  • Project Type:
    Short
  • Runtime:
    7 minutes 16 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    December 20, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    3,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
  • Cinema Negro em Ação
    Porto Alegre
    Brazil
    November 20, 2022
    Brazilian Premiere
    Destaque RS / Melhor Roteiro
Director Biography - Laila Garroni

Laila Garroni is an afro-brazilian journalist, actress, and filmmaker based in Brooklyn, New York. She is the co-founder of the Evoé Collective, an all female artistic collective focused on promoting Brazilian culture abroad through cinema and theater. Together, they received 6 nominations for the Brazilian International Press Awards 2018, and were the winners of the Best Local Production category.

Laila also co-wrote and starred in the film Calidris, which had its premiere at the Munich International Film Festival in 2019.

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