Experiencing Interruptions?


A short documentary observing the complicated and fragile dynamic between 84-year old Grammy and her son-in-law, Steve, as they live together as Roommates.

  • Nicollette Bovat
    Quilt Fever, Ghost Bikes
  • Taylor McIntosh
    Hi, This is Heather
  • Nico Bovat
    Quilt Fever, Ghost Bikes
  • Calvin Pia
    Sound Designer
    Traffic Stop, Dulce, Zion
  • Jeff Melanson
    Hi, This is Heather; Shelly; Somewhere With No Bridges
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Short
  • Genres:
    Documentary, human interest, comedy, drama, dark comedy
  • Runtime:
    11 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    March 31, 2020
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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Director Biography - Nicollette Bovat

Nico Bovat is a documentary editor from Cape Cod, MA. She discovered her passion for art at a young age, later receiving her BA in Interdisciplinary Fine Arts at Massachusetts College of Art & Design. Through her exploration of various storytelling mediums - including performance, illustration, fiber arts, and design - she was eventually drawn to the intuitive and sensitive nature of film editing. Nico’s work as an editor has been featured on PBS, NBC, Vice, The Atlantic, and Short of The Week, and has received 5 Vimeo Staff Picks. In 2019, Nico edited Quilt Fever, which screened at AFI Docs, DOC NYC, Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival, St. Louis International Film Festival, and SXSW. Nico was also the editor and writer of the feature film, Somewhere with No Bridges, which is slated to premiere at the Martha’s Vineyard Film Festival and Salem Film Festival in 2020. Nico currently lives in Upstate New York with her partner and collaborator, Charles Frank, and their two cats Juicebox and Bubbles.

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Director Statement

My goal is to create a film that captures the loneliness and isolation of aging and disability, as well as the roommate experience.