Experiencing Interruptions?


After months of building chemistry, two coworkers stop the overthinking that’s been keeping them apart. But what James and Aubrey try to ignore at night proves harder to avoid the morning after... James’ long-term girlfriend, Marissa.

  • Emma Kanter
  • Emma Kanter
  • Becky Phillips
  • Emma Marie Kanter
  • Annapurna Sriram
    Key Cast
  • Francois Arnaud
    Key Cast
  • Ismenia Mendes
    Key Cast
  • Nicole Rodenburg
    Key Cast
  • Corey Gegner
  • Project Type:
    Short, Television
  • Genres:
    Romance, Drama, New York
  • Runtime:
    27 minutes 30 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    March 1, 2020
  • Production Budget:
    35,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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Director Biography - Emma Kanter

Emma Kanter is a Writer, Director, and Editor from the Bay Area. Emma has directed and edited a variety of short form content, including music videos for Grammy award-winning artist, Anna Wise. Her sci-fi pilot 1 Minute to Midnight is a Finalist at the Sundance Episodic Lab this year. She has worked in TV Writers Rooms for the past 6 years and has directed web content for NBC. Currently Emma works as a Writers' Assistant for the forthcoming HBO Television series about the Los Angeles Lakers. She studied Film & Media at UC Santa Barbara and has worked in TV and Film Production for the past 8 years in Los Angeles, New York, Atlanta, and Canada.

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Director Statement

Tenderly is an almost-love story that depicts the repercussions of a fated one night stand. As a raw and honest depiction of an affair and how it affects all parties, Tenderly is a commentary on the collision of fantasy and reality in millennial courtship.