Sticks and Stones

When a lonely woman in isolation becomes obsessed with a Shakespearean role, only her cat can guide her through the transformation.

  • Kristen Anne Hansen
    Director
    Reflections
  • Kristen Anne Hansen
    Writer
  • Kristen Anne Hansen
    Producer
  • Katie Lynn Oliver
    Producer
  • Kristen Anne Hansen
    Key Cast
    "Woman "
    Adored, Mary and Margot
  • Shaun Bedgood
    Key Cast
    "Man"
    Shameless
  • Anthony Sherritt
    Key Cast
    "Drifter"
  • Katie Lynn Oliver
    Associate Director
  • Project Type:
    Short
  • Runtime:
    20 minutes 18 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    July 7, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    5,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    6 K
  • Aspect Ratio:
    2:1
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
Distribution Information
  • N/A
Director Biography - Kristen Anne Hansen

Kristen Hansen was a featured participant for Shudder Labs/Project Greenlight in 2017, and has a Masters degree in acting from Mason Gross School of The Arts, Rutgers. She has directed countless award winning short films including: “Already Gone” (Jury Prize Winner), “ Reflections” (Award Winning), “ Flesh” (Award Winning), “Adored”, “Wings”, and “The Violet Hour”, in which Kristen was the first female filmmaker to win the Collaboration Filmmakers Challenge. She has also directed the series, “Keeping It 100”, that can be seen on Amazon Prime. She looks forward to making more female driven thriller content.

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Director Statement

Sticks and Stones is a short thriller/horror film that was inspired by loneliness and isolation during the pandemic. As a writer and director, it was a decision to keep the main woman character nameless and and at a distance, even subconsciously isolating the audience. This film is in many ways
is the fight for connection and acceptance, even at the cost of self.