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Emoji vs Relationship...what could possibly go wrong?

  • Ariana Brockman
    Radio Waves
  • Nina Ferreira Forlini
    Key Cast
  • Jeremy Uithoven
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
    Short, Student
  • Genres:
    Comedy, Drama, Romance
  • Runtime:
    3 minutes 56 seconds
  • Production Budget:
    0 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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  • Student Project:
    Yes - University of Nevada, Reno
Director Biography - Ariana Brockman

Ariana Brockman is a Nevada resident and film student at the University of Nevada, Reno. She first became passionate about filmmaking after watching documentaries on the making of the Star Wars Prequels when she was 7 years old. Ariana is the writer/director of the award-nominated short film "Radio Waves" (2022). Thus far in her career she has worked on many sets ranging from school projects, passion projects, and a feature film, "Senior Cut Days."

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Director Statement

We've all seen the "question mark in a box" emoji...but is it capable of ruining a relationship? Although a lighthearted comedy, this is a film about technology, people, and relationships. Technology evolves and progresses so rapidly that sometimes even our phones can't keep up with each other. We may all have smartphones now, but I remember growing up in the early 2000's--when the internet was relatively new and VHS tapes were still a thing--and this simpler time holds nostalgia for many in my generation. I am a product of what seems like two entirely different and separate eras that somehow blended together, so I wanted to blend the retro aesthetic with a modern one in this film.