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Stand By Her

A comedy-musical about a heartbroken girl who encounters her cheating ex-boyfriend in a coffee shop and the patrons who unexpectedly rally behind her.

  • Ina Rose Farestad
  • Peter Mackie (Co-Director)
    For Annabelle, Maestro, Panofsky's Complaint
  • Ina Rose Farestad
  • Kseniya Yorsh
    Visitors, Unorthodox, What's Next?
  • Ina Rose Farestad
    Key Cast
    Les Amerlocks; What's Next?; 1508
  • Rebecca Jensen
    Key Cast
  • Jacob Wylen
    Key Cast
    Looking: The Movie; Comedown; Be Right Back
  • Cedrick Kern
    Key Cast
  • Rick Cohen
    Key Cast
    Noah Pickman; Rosewood; Me We
  • Audrey Mitchell
    Key Cast
    ShortBreads; I Was a Teenage Superhero Sidekick; Frieda's Turn
  • Lisa Alvillar
    Key Cast
    The Treachery of Images; Page's Great and Grand Escape; Get Big
  • Dhruv Lapsia
    Director of Photography
    Cafe Cyber, Twenty Years After, Wonders of Love
  • Tomah Mackie
  • Bella Bobby
    Executive Producer
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  • Genres:
    Comedy, Musical
  • Runtime:
    9 minutes 30 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    March 15, 2017
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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  • Student Project:
  • Festival de Cannes Short Film Corner 2017
    May 26, 2017
    Professional screening
Director Biography - Ina Rose Farestad , Peter Mackie (Co-Director)

Ina Rose Farestad came to Los Angeles from Sweden in 2014 to pursue an acting career. She has appeared in several short films and web series since then. While being on set she also became more and more intrigued by the magic that happens behind the camera. As a result, Stand By Her is Ina's writer-directorial debut. After making Stand By Her, Ina enrolled into the Director's Certificate Program at UCLA Extension and is currently in post-production of her second project, Blvd of Broken Dreams, a short neo-film noir.

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Director Statement

I love how films and great story telling can take you to a better place. I wrote this short chick-flick because I wanted to celebrate friendship and because I wanted to highlight that you are not ‘alone’ in society just because you aren't coupled up romantically with someone. It's about support, solidarity and standing up for each other, no matter if you are friends or strangers.

In Stand By Her, the main protagonist Nina is suffering from a core shattering breakup. Every girl can relate to her. At the same time, every girl can also relate to Nina's best friend Erica. The one who is always there for you through good times and bad times. Nina's living nightmare turns into a dream.