After a terrible date set up from her roommate, June is focused on enjoying her commutes around the city and beating the NYC summer heat. Although she's determined, one day June finds herself needing a helping hand from a familiar face in a city of millions. When her roommate follows up with another date idea, June already has plans.

  • Jeanette Sears
  • Nicole Solomon
    Small Talk
  • Jeane
  • Ruthellen Cheney
    Key Cast
  • Michelle Herring
    Key Cast
  • Kitty Ostapowicz
    Key Cast
  • Katie Hartman
    Key Cast
  • Yessica Curiel Montoya
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  • Genres:
    Romance, Comedy, LGBT, Women
  • Runtime:
    10 minutes 30 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    March 1, 2016
  • Production Budget:
    5,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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Director Biography - Jeanette Sears

Jeanette Sears is a queer New York based cinematographer, filmmaker, and editor for various short films and documentaries. Jeanette is well versed in all areas of production, from directing, cinematography, and video editing, but is passionate for any project involving the camera. They have a particular interest in LGBTQ projects and narrative storytelling, and is very active in that community. Two of their recent documentary projects, Out in Alabama, and All We've Got, examine the lives of LGBT folks across the US, and are both in post production. Jeanette also served as the Programs director and an instructor for the I WAS THERE Film Workshops, channeling a strong interest in working with veteran populations through filmmaking. Jeanette is a native of Ohio and an MFA Graduate from the City College of New York. More about their work and projects can be found at searsphotovideo.com.

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Director Statement

Happenstance was the first project I completed after my time in school, and came from a place of wanting to tell a light, comedic, heartwarming story.

So often people come into our lives in the most unexpected of ways, and I wanted to show one of these happenstance moments. I also wanted to make a film about queer women that was not sexualized, but one that every young 20 something can relate to, in a fun, engaging way.