Private Project


Uncontested is an 8-minute narrative short about a young divorcee who passes her time in her new sublet by making paper pulp and obsessively checking the mail while awaiting her final divorce papers. In the meantime, she keeps running into her new neighbor.

  • Christine Stoddard
  • Christine Stoddard
  • Christine Stoddard
    Key Cast
  • Aaron Gold
    Key Cast
  • Jacob Maximillian Baron
  • Jacob Maximillian Baron
  • Project Type:
    Short, Student
  • Runtime:
    8 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    May 21, 2023
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Film Color:
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
    Yes - Columbia University
Director Biography - Christine Stoddard

Christine Stoddard is a Salvadoran-American writer, artist, funny lady, and founder of Quail Bell. She created the touring comedy act Art Bitch, which premiered at The People's Improv Theater. You can catch Quail Tales, her comedy show of absurdist sketches and short plays, every month at The Players Theatre. She hosts Badass Lady-Folk, a talk show with women and non-binary humans "kicking buns big and small," on Radio Free Brooklyn. She authored the award-winning dramas Mi Abuela, Queen of Nightmares, which premiered at Gene Frankel Theatre and is next coming to The Tank, and Heartbreak in Tompkins Square Park, which will have its first reading at Theatre Row in June 2023. Her arthouse feature film Sirena's Gallery is distributed by Summer Hill Entertainment and her short Bottled is streaming on Amazon Prime. Her music video "De Colores (Chorus of Melancholy)" will premiere at the 2023 Latino Film Market. She was a contributing writer to the choreopoem A Chorus Within Her by Theater Alliance in Washington, D.C. Her books, such as Belladonna Magic, Water for the Cactus Woman, and Hispanic & Latino Heritage in Virginia, are available where books are sold. Born to a Salvadoran mother and American father, Stoddard graduated from VCUarts and holds an MFA from The City College of New York-CUNY. She is currently pursuing her MA in Oral History at Columbia University to deepen her work on memory and personal narratives. At this time, she is writing her drama "Moon Fish," about two teen girls who fall in love with digital photography and each other in the early 2000s.

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