Through the Stars

Under the cover of darkness, a teenage girl attempts to escape her tormented reality, determined to find her missing father with the help of her best friend and a mysterious device.

  • Ariel Danziger
  • Ryan Marth
  • Lisa Carr
  • Ryan Marth
  • Alex Knapp
  • Max Gardner
  • Mya Hudson
    Key Cast
  • Jack Welshons
    Key Cast
  • Waleed Sokkar
    Director of Photography
  • Paul La Calandra
  • Ryan Marth
  • Project Type:
  • Genres:
    Drama, Sci-Fi
  • Runtime:
    16 minutes 33 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    March 31, 2022
  • Production Budget:
    50,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital - Arri Alexa LF
  • Aspect Ratio:
    1.85 : 1
  • Film Color:
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • HollyShorts
    United States
    August 15, 2022
  • Flickers' Rhode Island International Film Festival
    Providence, Rhode Island
    United States
  • Tacoma Film Festival
    Tacoma, Washington
    United States
    October 12, 2022
    Washington State Premiere
  • New York Shorts International Film Festival
    New York, New York
    United States
    October 22, 2022
    New York Premiere
  • FilmQuest
    Provo, Utah
    United States
    November 5, 2022
    Utah Premiere
    Nominated for Best Sci-Fi, Best Director and Best Editing
Director Biography - Ariel Danziger

Danziger hones his skills as a cinematic storyteller with a fluxing versatility to his craft that combines cinematic images with a narrative and documentary like approach. He is a multifaceted director who speaks Spanglish like no other. Before moving to New York, Danziger split his childhood between Buenos Aires and Hawaii. Ariel has been recently featured in Shoot for his experimental fashion film titled “Luchadora” he recently completed two shorts both premiered on NOWNESS “JAMILA” & “SOMEWHERE." He’s been honored twice at the MTV VMAs and was nominated for Best Short Form Music Video at the Latin Grammys. His recent work for Maybelline, Clinique, Bacardi and ASICS has really merged nicely with Ariel’s cutting edge music video style into his commercial work, lending an incredible balance of both edgy and relatable.

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Director Statement

Lately, I've been interested in transitioning from the commercial directing world into a more narrative one. Since the pandemic started back in 2020 I was focusing hard on developing a feature and series.

At the begining of 2021 I had the pleasure of meeting Waleed Sokkar (DP). Soon after he sent me the script for “Through the stars”, that’s when my personal projects took the back seat. As soon as I read the script I immediately knew this was the project I had to focus on. There were too many narrative coincidences in the script that directly related to my personal life. When you watch the film, you’ll understand, without getting into too many details 11:11 has been tattooed on my right wrist for over 15 years. And for me that was the hook.

As I got deeper into the story and backstory with the writer Ryan, everything began to come together. It’s overwhelming how I excited i am to have this little, dark, deep and existential piece of storytelling come to life. Can’t wait to share it with the world.