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The Art of Unrequited Love

The Art of Unrequited Love establishes the story for the feature film "The Art of Letting Go," which touches on the pain of falling in love alone.

  • Shaniyah K Bernabela
    Director
  • Michael Aaron McGuire
    Director
  • Shaniyah Bernabela
    Writer
  • Shaniyah Bernabela
    Producer
  • Diane Walker
    Producer
  • Sue-Anne Walker
    Producer
  • Dave Leos
    Key Cast
  • Natalie Fatehi
    Key Cast
  • Shaniyah Bernabela
    Key Cast
  • Kahlil Herring
    Key Cast
  • Meghan Andrew
    Key Cast
  • James Wu
    Gaffer/Sound Engineer
  • Shaniyah Bernabela
    Original Music
  • Film Type:
    Short
  • Runtime:
    30 minutes 54 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    April 24, 2017
  • Production Budget:
    1,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Film Language:
    English
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    Yes
  • Student Project:
    No
Director Biography

Shaniyah is the director, writer and producer of, “The Art of Unrequited Love,” she will also be playing the role of “Mercedes.” She recently completed the script for the sequel of this film which will be a feature film entitled, “The Art of Letting Go.” She is a is a NYC based actress and writer, she recently graduated from The New York Film Academy's acting for film program, Shaniyah was born and raised in New Jersey, she fell in love with theatre at a very young age, she is intrigued by the level of empathy taking on a character requires. She firmly believes in the quote "be afraid but do it anyway, live anyway," and she intends to do just that as she continues to chase her dreams.

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Director Statement

Writing this film made me realize that I want to write stories that inspire me in hopes to also inspire others for the rest of my life. Acting in this film taught me that it's okay to be vulnerable, open, emotional, and in pain in a world that tells you feeling makes you weak. Directing this film enhanced my ability to empathize with other people, and creating this film changed my life.