An emotionally troubled man enlists the help of his neighbors when Stella goes missing and is reminded of what matters most.

The story is about loneliness, isolation, fear of loss, connection and the kindness of neighbors. It opens with Lucio coping with his troubled mental state. When he becomes aware that Stella is missing, he searches the neighborhood looking for her and gets help from his neighbors, Mei and Myles. Where is Stella?

The film also pays homage to the character Marlon Brando played in “A Street Car Named Desire” which includes the most famous delivery of the line “Stella!” in cinema history. In the iconic movie which was adapted from Tennessee Williams’ Pulitzer Prize-winning 1947 play, the character played by Marlon Brando was originally written as an Italian American named Lucio.

  • Greg Berger
  • Renée Eastman
  • Greg Berger
  • Renée Eastman
  • Pete Buttecali
    Key Cast
  • Mimi Youkeles
    Key Cast
  • Max Berger
    Key Cast
  • Karim Rangeen
  • Ross Stansfield
  • Vlad Gaginsky
  • Joel Langley
    Film Score
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  • Genres:
    Narrative, Drama
  • Runtime:
    8 minutes 46 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    January 19, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    500 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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  • Dakota Film Festival
    Bismarck, North Dakota
    United States
    March 31, 2022
    Official Selection
  • South Dakota Film Festival
    Aberdeen, South Dakota
    United States
    September 24, 2021
    Midwest Premiere
    Best Sound Editing
  • The Fifteen Minute Film Festival
    Wheeling, West Virginia
    United States
    July 17, 2021
    The Audience Choice Award
  • Mindfield Film Festival 2021
    Albuquerque, New Mexico
    United States
  • Crescendo Studios
    Falls Church, Virginia
    United States
    August 14, 2021
    Premier Screening Event
Director Biography - Greg Berger

Greg Berger is an independent producer, video editor and colorist based in Washington D.C. and Arlington, Virginia. He is the owner of BergerVideo and Top Secret Productions. He has recorded and produced original music and is a voting member of the Recording Academy. He has played in variety bands as a drummer, including onstage appearances with Jeff “Skunk” Baxter, Dan Aykroyd, and Nils Lofgren.

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