The Family Tie

When 15 year old Miller Cornell takes his lifelong passion for collecting, and combines it with his entrepreneurial spirit, he leaves part of his youth behind while building a business on the back of growing family bond.

  • Annabelle Lee Fandozzi
  • Annabelle Lee Fandozzi
  • Anthony Smolka
  • Miller Cornell
    Key Cast
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  • Genres:
    Drama, coming of age, documentary
  • Runtime:
    13 minutes 20 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    June 1, 2023
  • Production Budget:
    5,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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  • Shooting Format:
    Digital, Red Raw, ProRes 422
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  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
    Yes - Savannah College of Art and Design
Director Biography - Annabelle Lee Fandozzi

Annabelle Fandozzi is a director and sound designer who is originally from a small town in southern New Hampshire. After growing up in New England, Annabelle headed south to SCAD Atlanta where she got her degree in film and television with a minor in sound editing. Now as a recent BFA film and television graduate from SCAD, Annabelle currently lives and works in Atlanta, Georgia where she is focusing on her post production sound career. Annabelle has a passion for post production, but also for documentary work, which brought her to be a director on this project. With a majority of her credits being in sound design and supervision, on projects such as “Popped”, “Best Bud”, and the “Dogwood” series, Annabelle brings a new perspective and a fresh passion for documentary. Annabelle has both an eye for detail and the drive to find a compelling and interesting story to share. A dedicated team member and hard worker, Annabelle puts in the time and heart into bringing people’s stories to life.

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Director Statement

Whether you are born into one or grow to find one, you're family bonds shape who you become. With the importance I value in my own family connections and with how my family has helped me grow as a person, I see this story as a reflection of my life as well as a story that other will connect to as well. This story shows that not only visually, through a young man’s growing success with his sneaker brand, but emotionally, through the testimonials of those closest to him. A family who grows together daily and functions as a team around their young leader.