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Tenny

A young woman's ignorance towards her best friend's hidden depression results in devastating consequences.

  • Eva MeiLing Pollitt
    Director
  • Eva MeiLing Pollitt
    Writer
  • Eva MeiLing Pollitt
    Producer
  • Project Type:
    Experimental, Short
  • Genres:
    Drama, experimental
  • Runtime:
    8 minutes 45 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    June 2, 2017
  • Production Budget:
    500 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    2.56
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    Yes
  • Student Project:
    No
  • An Exploration of Complex Beauty
    Denver
    United States
    June 11, 2017
  • Oasis Short Film Screening Series
    Online
    United States
    August 5, 2017
    Honorable Mention
  • Frostbite International Online Film Festival August 2017

    Finalist
  • NY Short Film Tuesdays
  • The Emerging Filmmakers Project
    Denver
    United States
    March 15, 2018
  • Colorado Independent Women of Film
    Denver
    United States
    May 19, 2018
    Official Selection
Director Biography - Eva MeiLing Pollitt

Eva Pollitt is a Colorado-born and raised filmmaker and writer. High, her second film, is currently in the festival circuit. Her first film, Tenny, screened in festivals in New York and Denver and received an honorable mention with the Oasis Short Film Screening Series. Her playwriting work has been produced with the Rising Sun Performance Company at the Kraine (NYC) and in the Planet Connections Theatre Festival (NYC), with House Party Theatre (Dallas), and with SoundPlay.Media. BFA Theatre/BA World Languages, SMU.

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Director Statement

(From An Exploration of Complex Beauty - Premiere Gallery Screening):

Minds do many things. They fill with light, they spill laughter, they love and become wretched with love - they endanger themselves, they spiral away from reality - they rationalize and grope around for answers and then cling to irrational things in the name of survival. Rarely do we see or let be seen the cacophony happening inside of us - it is hard to do! But it can be so important. It can be the difference between life and death. Accepting the complexity of ourselves and our strange brains. Airing the docile beauty and the horrific beauty that can torture inside one head if never given room to breathe.
My short film is born from my bewilderment at our minds' contradictions and from my lovingly sad commitment to make a compassionate space for the shit in our heads to get air.