Thrown to Shore

Does today feel different to you? Like, I don't remember what I did yesterday or the day before that. It's like, did I miss something?

A short film about detaching and disappearing when the world seems grim.

  • Jessie Butera
  • Jessie Butera
  • Jessie Butera
  • Jessie Butera
    Key Cast
  • Harry McDonough
    Key Cast
  • Jaime Armenta
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
    Experimental, Short
  • Genres:
    Sci-fi, magic realism, drama, short, black and white
  • Runtime:
    7 minutes 48 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    April 1, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    200 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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  • Film Color:
    Black & White
  • First-time Filmmaker:
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Director Biography - Jessie Butera

Jessie was born in Nashville, TN and raised in Los Angeles, CA.
In 2018, she graduated with a B.A. in Directing and Producing
and a minor in Creative Writing from Cal State Long Beach.

Jessie is inspired by the showmanship of everyday people, revealing humor in the uncomfortable, and defying sex-role stereotypes.

In her free time, she writes and performs sketch comedy and is constantly searching for the best BLT sandwich in LA. You will likely find her reading a copy of MAD magazine in an old diner.

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Director Statement

I wanted to make something in quarantine, but nothing felt "right." I got the advice to just "capture a feeling" and that's how I landed on making this short film. I produced this primarily on my own because COVID is really scary and I felt selfish to ask anyone to risk their physical or mental health for a short.

Anyway, I learned a lot while making this. And it captures how I have felt for the past year. I hope it touches you in some way!