Every night in her dreams, Iris begins seeing the life of a strange girl who she has never seen or met before. Using the dreams as clues she is able to discover the girl's identity: Lila Grayson, a teenager living just a town over. Before she can meet her in real life, Iris dreams of Lilia dying in a freak accident, but not in time to save her. Convinced that these dreams have had some sort of purpose, Iris goes to find the diary Lilia left behind shortly before her death. The diary reveals that Lilia had also dreamed of Iris's life and thus knew she was going to die. Lilia had used this knowledge to write goodbye letters to all the people in her life, including Iris. In the end, Iris fulfills Lilia's final act by ensuring that everyone who was written a goodbye is able to read it.

  • Amanda Woodruff
  • Amanda Woodruff
  • Iskandria Sturdivant
    Key Cast
  • Peyton Singer
    Key Cast
  • Eliza Byrnes
    Key Cast
  • Amanda Woodruff
  • Project Type:
    Short, Student
  • Runtime:
    19 minutes 46 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    March 21, 2021
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
  • Shooting Format:
    iPhone X
  • Film Color:
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
    Yes - Agoura High School
  • Lift-Off Online First Time Filmmakers Session 2021
    Pinewood Studios, England
    United Kingdom
    Official Selection
  • Chuncheon Film Festival 2021
    Chuncheon, South Korea
    Korea, Republic of
  • KinoDUEL International Film Festival 2022
    Russian Federation
  • Kalakari Film Fest 2022
    Official Selection
  • Festival Internacional de Cinema Escolar de Alvorada 2021
    Official Selection, Best Editing Nominee
  • Canada Evergreen International Film Festival 2021
    Official Selection
  • Renegade Film Festival 2022
    Atlanta, Georgia
    United States
    Honorable Mention
  • Youth Diversity Film Festival 2022
    Los Angeles, California
    United States
    Official Selection
  • BUEIFF CHANNEL Film Festival 2022
    Buenos Aires
    August 15, 2022
    Official Selection
Director Biography - Amanda Woodruff

Amanda Woodruff is a high school student filmmaker who's past works on the production side of film include the short films The 3As: A Russian Revolution, Innocent and Freshman Seminar: Helpful or Harmful? as a writer, director, and editor. She has performed in lead acting roles in the short films Stay and Cowboy Corporate (which she won best actress for at Agoura High School’s 2019 Film Fest). Her other acting credits include performances in LaVar Burton’s Reading Rainbow, both the 2016 and 2017 Urban Legends concept videos, and numerous theatrical productions. As a writer she has won an Award of Merit in AHS’s Reflections Art Competition for an original poem and was picked to perform an original spoken-word piece in Agoura High School’s Who Hears You.

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