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Sincerely, Us

Jen was already having a tough time. But when burglars break into her apartment and steal her dog, she'll do anything to get her best friend back --- even if it means messing with the space-time continuum.

  • Laura Birek
  • Laura Birek
  • Shanna Micko
    Key Cast
    Leaving Bliss
  • Project Type:
  • Genres:
    Sci-Fi, Animals, Dogs, microcinema, mobile
  • Runtime:
    6 minutes 13 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    November 7, 2014
  • Production Budget:
    100 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
  • Shooting Format:
    iPhone 6
  • Aspect Ratio:
  • Film Color:
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • Eureka Springs Indie Film Festival
    Eureka Springs, AK
    April 23, 2015
    Gold - Shot on Mobile Category
  • Toronto Smartphone Film Festival
    Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    May 21, 2015
    Canadian Premiere
  • Interrobang Film Festival
    Des Moines, Iowa
    June 27, 2015
  • Directed by Women - Short and Fun in NYC
    New York, NY
    September 1, 2015
  • Lake Erie Arts & Film Festival
    Sandusky, Ohio
    September 19, 2015
  • Dallas VideoFest 29
    Dallas, Texas
    October 17, 2015
  • The Dog Film Festival
    New York, NY
    October 3, 2015
  • Zed Fest Film Festival
    North Hollywood, CA
    November 6, 2015
  • The Pocket Film Fest
    Provo, UT
    September 5, 2015
Director Biography - Laura Birek

Laura Birek is a writer and director from Los Angeles. With a Master of Professional Writing degree from the University of Southern California, and a B.A. in Literature and Theatre from Reed College, Laura has been writing for stage and screen since the turn of the century. In addition to writing and directing short films, Laura's work has been featured in The Los Angeles Times, O Magazine, xoJane, and Juxtapoz, and she has performed as a storyteller at The Moth, Improv Olympic, and The Upright Citizen's Brigade.


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Director Statement

"Sincerely, Us" is a quirky comedy that shows how a dog's love can transcend the space-time continuum. Part sci-fi, part whodunit, "Sincerely, Us" was shot entirely on an iPhone 6 for the enormous budget of... $100. In addition to being shot on a mobile device, "Sincerely, Us" is a 100% women-driven production. The short was written, directed, shot, camera assisted, and starring women -- now that I think about it, every single person who worked on "Sincerely, Us" was a woman! How often do you hear that?