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The Bench Project: Lost and Found

What's lost when things are found? Two widows find out when Bertha discovers a locked box in a closet.

  • Oriana Oppice
    Lobster Fra Diavolo, Many a Moon
  • John W. Bateman
  • Steven Bidwell
    The Bench Project, The Love Affair
  • Elaine Barrow
    Key Cast
  • Barbara Malley
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
    Short, Web / New Media
  • Genres:
    Comedy, LGBT, Narrative
  • Runtime:
    6 minutes 30 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    March 5, 2015
  • Production Budget:
    2,500 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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  • Student Project:
  • DC Shorts Film Festival
    Washington, DC
    September 10, 2015
    Comedy Favorite
  • North Carolina Gay and Lesbian Film Festival
    Durham, NC
    August 16, 2015
  • Chain NYC Film Festival
    Long Island City, NY
    August 8, 2015
  • KATRA Film Festival
    NY, NY
    November 4, 2015
  • NewFilmmakers NY
    NY, NY
    February 4, 2016
  • SaMo Indie Fest
    Santa Monica, CA
    Honorable Mention
  • Merlinka International Queer Film Festival
    Belgrade, Serbia
    December 13, 2015
    Best Film Award Finalist
  • Magnolia Film Festival
    Starkville, MS
    March 5, 2016
    Best Written Film
  • Women in Film: International Short-Case
    Chicago, IL
    March 8, 2016
    Best Director
Director Biography - Oriana Oppice

Oriana Oppice is a Sicilian-born award-winning director, producer, and actor. She is constantly involved in the independent film circuit, most recently with films screening at the Cannes Film Festival, Palm Springs Film Festival, Salento Film Festival in Italy, and many others. Oriana directs films of many genres and is active with WIF and other organizations in advancing the careers of emerging filmmakers. She holds a bachelors from McGill University in International Relations and a masters from the University of Chicago in International Law.

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