16 year old Sydney Anderson is the all-American girl next door. She has known her best friend Ollie since early childhood, and is like a sister to him. Drama strikes when Sydney catches feelings for Ollie's real-life older sister, Jess, in this teen coming of age tale with a LGBTQ twist. As Sydney and Jess get closer, they must grapple with not only their own feelings, but whether others will accept them. When Jess confides in Ollie, he must decide whether his friendship with Sydney is stronger than his jealousy of Jess. On top of that, when Sydney's parents confront her with rumors that she might be gay, she is forced to choose between family and love.

  • Ava Snow
  • Ava Snow
  • Ava Snow
  • Francesca Vales
    Key Cast
  • Josh Huff
    Key Cast
  • Ivy Rich
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
    Short, Student, Other
  • Genres:
    LGBTQ, Queer, Teen, Romance, Drama, LGBT
  • Runtime:
    11 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    December 7, 2019
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
  • Film Color:
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • 2020 Our Voices Film Festival
    Vancouver, BC
    Official Selection
  • Our Voices Film Festival
Director Biography - Ava Snow

Ava Snow is an emerging young Independent Filmmaker, and Director of the short films Without Her, Life in America, Sydney, and Worried. She is also the 2020 Grand Prize Winner of the AT&T Film Awards Best Youth Film Concept for her original script Reality Changed.

Ava's first film, the documentary Worried, as well as her first narrative short (Sydney), were made when Ava was only 14 years old, with the aim to shed light on underrepresented youth voices.

Through her films, Ava provides a fresh voice for today's teens, exploring bold and relevant topics such as social justice, LGBTQ acceptance, and youth mental health.

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