To You

After years of what everyone told her was true love, Carey leaves the shadow of her boyfriend for 'Her.' A courageous coming-out story about how we find our soulmates, and who there is to thank along the way.

  • Mary Ann Pianka
    Director
  • Mary Ann Pianka
    Writer
  • Mary Ann Pianka
    Producer
  • Steve Darby
    Producer
    The Other Side (Slamdance)
  • Mary Ann Pianka
    Key Cast
    “Carey”
    Gossip Girl, Big Time Rush, The Kickoff, The Late Late Show, How Do You Know?, etc
  • Drew Knigga
    Key Cast
    “Matt”
  • Alex Fragoso
    Key Cast
    “Her”
  • Ari Agbabian
    Key Cast
    “Pedestrian”
  • Steve Darby, Director of Photography
    Camera Deptartment
  • Kyler Jae, Steadicam Op.
    Camera Deptartment
  • Trigg Ferrano, 1st AC
    Camera Deptartment
  • Sarahmay Griffin, 2nd AC
    Camera Deptartment
  • Lola Paja, Production Coordinator
    Production Office
  • Sophie Balaban, Script Supervisor
    Production Office
  • Keith Tripler, Assit. Director
    Production Office
  • Mario Hurtado, Gaffer
    G&E, Sound
  • Adam Senn, Key Grip
    G&E, Sound
  • Leo Sanchez, Grip
    G&E, Sound
  • Mitch Toler, Sound Recording
    G&E, Sound
  • Amanda Riann Clark, Production Design
    Misc.
  • Jerona Cueto, MUA
    Misc.
  • Ana Lemus, PA
    Misc.
  • Megan Combes, PA
    Misc.
  • Christian Cabatu, PA
    Misc.
  • Drew van Steenbergen, Editor
    Post
  • Ciara Proznik, Composer
    Post
  • Terah "Bishop" Woodley II, Sound Mixer
    Post
  • Jack Tashdjian, Colorist
    Post
  • Project Type:
    Short
  • Genres:
    LGBTQ, Romance, Drama, Female Centric
  • Runtime:
    11 minutes 31 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    March 21, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    2,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    2.40:1
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    Yes
  • Student Project:
    No
Distribution Information
  • Film Festivals
Director Biography - Mary Ann Pianka

Always employing a majority-female crew, Mary Ann Pianka tells stories by women, about women, for everyone. She grew up in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, earned her BFA from Syracuse University, and has spent the subsequent time in Los Angeles working on every film set that would have her. After years of producing her own work and her friends' work, she is making her long-awaited Directorial debut. With gratitude she sincerely hopes you enjoy this piece.

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Director Statement

'To You' is a short film about the power and fortitude of the female spirit. As we ricochet through life finding our truth can be as difficult as standing in it. And with love available in all shapes and sizes, we can never really understand how it has impacted us until it's all over. This story follows Carey as she comes to terms with how she loves, who she is, and who she wants to be.

This short also serves as a 'proof of concept' for the feature I'm shooting, based on my award winning play 'The Emotional Immune System.' The story is composed of a series of short films. Each one focuses on a different type of relationship and the profundity that happens in the microcosm of intimacy between two people.