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The Sweatshirt

Olivia and Sarah are hoping to make a routine stop to retrieve Sarah's favorite sweatshirt from her ex-boyfriend's house. But when Jeff shows no interest in complying with this reasonable request, they are forced to go head-to-head with the one of Chicago's most despicable exes. Jeff takes the sweatshirt as his hostage, leaving Olivia no choice but to negotiate the terms of the hoodie's release.

  • Jonah Saesan
    Insecurity, Field Day, How Does a Merman Do It
  • Katie Saesan
  • Jonah Saesan
    Insecurity, Field Day, How Does a Merman Do It
  • Jonah Saesan
    Insecurity, Field Day, How Does a Merman Do It
  • David Bradburn
    Family, Superhero Me, Field Day, Rockabye
  • Dominique La'Shea
    Key Cast
    Chicago P.D., Broke AF
  • Sabeen Sadiq
    Key Cast
  • Jonah Saesan
    Key Cast
    Insecurity, Field Day, How Does a Merman Do It
  • Tina Arfaee
    Key Cast
  • Shawn Harrel
    Music by
    Insecurity, Update, In for a Trim
  • Alexander Hale Gibson
    Director of Photography
    VerbAL, Insecurity, The Rush,
  • Adam Ruben
    Assistant Director
    Miracle Maker, Field Day, Finger Bang, Darkstorm
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  • Runtime:
    8 minutes 5 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    May 4, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    700 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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  • Student Project:
  • Austin Revolution Film Festival
    Austin, Texas
    United States
    September 4, 2019
    Texas Premiere
    Official Selection / Three Award Nominations
  • Atlanta Comedy Film Festival
    Atlanta, Georgia
    United States
    July 21, 2019
    North American Premiere
    Official Selection / Best Film Nomination
  • Full Bloom Film Festival
    Statesville, North Carolina
    United States
    September 19, 2019
    North Carolina Premiere
Director Biography - Jonah Saesan

From Waukegan IL, Jonah Saesan started acting in school plays and making movies with neighborhood friends in the fifth grade. After high school he served 10 years in the United States Marine Corps earning the rank of Staff Sergeant. He became a Marine instructor of marksmanship and water survival, but whenever possible he continued to work in theatre and television. After his military service was complete, Jonah trained as an actor and graduated from the University of Wisconsin – Parkside. Continuing his education, he completed The Second City Training Center Conservatory and Writing programs. Jonah’s work in the commercial, film, and television industries has allowed him to promote products and satisfy clients such as Kohl’s, Meijer, and BMO Harris. Beyond his principal roles for regional and national commercials, Jonah has starred in, directed, and written for films that have screened across the country. He has been featured several times with The Onion Network. Additionally, Jonah is honored to work with The Second City Training Center. He not only teaches improv classes in several of the historic theatre's training programs, but also developed the Improv for Veterans program. Improv for Veterans offers free workshops and discounted classes designed for veterans in both Chicago and LA. He also can’t shut up about the time he spent stationed in Hawaii, misses it dearly, but considers Chicago a close second.

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