Experiencing Interruptions?

The Right Reasons™️

A short satire on ABC's The Bachelor.

  • Guilherme Pedra
    Director
    Elsewhere — A Flor Azul
  • Liana Sonenclar
    Director
  • Liana Sonenclar
    Writer
    Before This New Year (play)
  • Ana Moioli
    Key Cast
    "Cat"
  • Liana Sonenclar
    Key Cast
    "Jazmin"
  • Giorgia Valenti
    Key Cast
    "Juniper"
  • Guilherme Pedra
    Director of Photography
  • Guilherme Pedra
    Editor
  • João Pedro Drummond
    Production Sound
  • Chris Cush
    Sound Design
  • Gabriela Fontes
    Hair and Make Up
  • Project Type:
    Short
  • Genres:
    Comedy, Satire, Parody, Short
  • Runtime:
    6 minutes 47 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    November 26, 2019
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
Director Biography - Guilherme Pedra, Liana Sonenclar

Born and raised in São Paulo, Brasil, Guilherme Pedra is a recent graduate from the Film and Television Production program at NYU Tisch School of the Arts. He has directed a number of short films, including Elsewhere — A Flor Azul, which won accolades from the American Student Film Festival and the Brazil International Film Festival in Teresópolis. His photographic work has been featured in an exhibition in Soho, in late 2017, titled Brazilian Photographers in NYC. Guilherme's approach to cinema is met with a purity of intent: he often creates personal and poetic stories, with sensitive issues and introspective, delicate characters; sometimes incorporating in these narratives references to or the language of his native Brazil. With film, he believes he can combine his interdisciplinary set of skills in one powerful, transformative medium.

Liana Sonenclar is a writer and actress based in New York City. As an actress, she has performed Off Broadway, and she also shoots comic memes for Elite Daily. She was last seen in Season 2 of The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel on Amazon Prime. Her original play “Before This New Year” starring Natalia Dyer (Stranger Things) was optioned to a Tony-winning producer and is currently in development with New York Stage and Film. Her most recent short story, “Alibi”, was a finalist for the Al Blanchard Award at the New England Crime Bake, in which she was the youngest author in history to place. Liana studied English at the University of Chicago and has a BFA in drama from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts. She is represented by CAA.

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Director Statement

I wanted to explore through a fun medium (and one of my favorite shows...) - what are women allowed to want? For themselves? For each other? What are "the right reasons" to be on TV? And how are female contestants supposed to treat each other there - or more broadly, anywhere? What's the difference between what women can say about each other vs. the men in their lives - in this case - the Bachelor?

It's feminist! Without hitting you over the head...

And I hope to make you laugh :)

-Liana