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The Better Half (2017)

Carrie Avis is an independent young woman working her way up at a new job in the big city, but when you've got an overbearing boss, crazy friends, and a chance at true love - things might just get a little out of hand! Can Carrie keep her head and find real happiness, or will her insecurities and secrets get the better of her?

  • Imogen Straub
  • Imogen Straub
  • Adam Borrego
  • Lauren Taylor
    Key Cast
  • Andrew Murphy
    Key Cast
  • Dominique Knight
    Key Cast
  • Angela Hernandez
    Key Cast
  • Ethan Hennes
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
    Feature, Short, Student
  • Genres:
    Comedy, Romance, Horror
  • Runtime:
    11 minutes 28 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    April 30, 2017
  • Production Budget:
    2,272 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital 4K: Black Magic Cine Cam
  • Aspect Ratio:
  • Film Color:
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • Southern Oregon University Student Film Festival
    United States
    May 30, 2017
    Jimmy Dix Best Ensemble Cast Award & Audience Choice Award
  • The Better Half Theatrical Premiere
    United States
    April 28, 2017
    Theatrical Premiere
Director Biography - Imogen Straub

Imogen Straub is an award-winning writer, director and designer in the Pacific Northwest. Straub's background includes 10+ years of professional photography and visual design. Her craft is informed by years of experience in broadcast television and on live-streaming camera crews, as well as freelance and full-time commercial writing and marketing.

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Director Statement

The Better Half (2017) was inspired by a desire to challenge—and savage—the conventions of traditional romantic comedies. Thanks in great part to my collaborator [Adam Borrego] and a talented and tireless student cast and crew, I believe the film succeeded in that aspiration.