Whiskey Nights

A silent short drama depicting the break down of a marriage through alcoholism.

  • Elaina Harris
    A Band Story
  • Elaina Harris
  • Elaina Harris
  • Danny Souza
  • Danny Souza
    Key Cast
  • Maria Broom
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
    Short, Student
  • Genres:
    Romance, Drama
  • Runtime:
    5 minutes 53 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    November 22, 2020
  • Production Budget:
    100 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
    Yes - University of Miami
  • University of Miami Canes Film Festival
    Coral Gables, Florida
    United States
    May 1, 2021
    Official Premiere
    Best Intro Film Undergrad
Director Biography - Elaina Harris

Elaina Harris is a writer and director currently attending the University of Miami. She is set to graduate in 2023 and in her first two years at Miami has written and directed six short films. In her free time, she works on honing her writing and editing skills, as well as joining any and all sets possible. Her film Whiskey Nights (2020) was selected and won Best Intro Film at the University of Miami Canes Film Festival in 2021. Elaina hopes to be accepted to more festivals, as well as to return to the Canes Film Festival to take the title of Best Advanced Undergrad Film in 2022. Her dream is to continue learning about filmmaking while in school, and to use those lessons to create a career in screenwriting and directing.

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Director Statement

Directing Whiskey Nights was an experience I will never forget. I wrote this film at a time in my life when I was prone to a lot of reflection: during the COVID-19 pandemic. My grandfather was an alcoholic, and as a result died very young, long before I was born. I wanted to explore the way that alcohol can destroy a relationship, as it destroyed my grandfather from the inside out. This story is very personal to me particularly due to the volatile nature of a relationship which came from such an initial place of love. The way that love can be corrupted is a topic which I want to continue to explore beyond Whiskey Nights. I was glad to be able to display that destruction largely through music because I think that music is something that can enhance a film beyond any spoken word.