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The Big Nobody

24 hours before a brutal murder, a directionless hipster and her clueless cameraman pregame for the best night of their young lives.

๐˜•๐˜ข๐˜ฑ๐˜ฐ๐˜ญ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ ๐˜‹๐˜บ๐˜ฏ๐˜ข๐˜ฎ๐˜ช๐˜ต๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฆ๐˜ต๐˜ด ๐˜Ž๐˜ฐ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฅ๐˜ง๐˜ฆ๐˜ญ๐˜ญ๐˜ข๐˜ด

  • Jono Robertson
    The S. S. Swenson
  • Olga Elliot
    The S. S. Swenson
  • Olga Elliot
    The S. S. Swenson
  • Jono Robertson
    The S. S. Swenson
  • Victor Oliveira
  • Yann Palaric-Skinner
  • Olga Elliot
    Key Cast
    "Monty "
  • Jamiel St. Rose
    Key Cast
  • Andy Gershenzon
    Key Cast
  • Christian Roberts
    Key Cast
    "Emerson "
  • Ari Rothschild
    Director of Photography
  • Ben Dotson
    Sound Design
  • Project Type:
    Short, Student
  • Genres:
    comedy, dark comedy, satire, coming of age
  • Runtime:
    13 minutes 53 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    January 2, 2020
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
    Yes - St. John's University
  • What Will They Think of Next Film Festival
    austin, tx
    Best Director, Best Short Film, Best Ensemble Cast
Director Biography - Jono Robertson

Jono Robertson is a Canadian director, screenwriter and musician based out of New York City. His feature debut โ€œThe S. S. Swensonโ€ premiered at the Manhattan Film Festival in April 2019, and has since been distributed by Gravitas Ventures. Jono also edited and scored โ€œThe Big Nobodyโ€. His favorite flavor of ice cream is โ€œdeep friedโ€ and his favorite film is Boogie Nights.

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Director Statement

My motive in making โ€œThe Big Nobodyโ€ was to make Montyโ€™s search for a sense of belonging and purpose, as vulnerable and accessible as possible. My vision was to create a satirical world of Brooklyn hipster culture, in the vain of โ€œZoolanderโ€, while still fleshing out the relationships as much as we could and really treating this buddy-comedy script like a character study.
I found it to be very unique that Olga had initially written the lead part as male, and then decided to play it herself without making any rewrites. It was a bold and exciting choice and really makes one feel that we can all do whatever we want to.
This film is for anyone whoโ€™s ever wanted to be a somebody, and felt like they are not living up to their full potential. Itโ€™s a story that we can all identify with, and a story worth telling.