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We're Gathered Here

A former jock spends the day of his step-father's funeral eulogizing his childhood pets, dragging his sister along to relive some memorable stories.

  • Brock Lewandowski
  • David Root
    Director of Photography
  • Tim Roarty
    Key Cast
  • Rosie Sullivan
    Key Cast
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  • Genres:
    Comedy, Indie, Dry, Dark, Nostalgia, Death, Mourning, Grief, Pets, Family, Suburbia, Quirky
  • Runtime:
    10 minutes 43 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    November 26, 2016
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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  • Student Project:
  • Mindfield Film Festival
    Los Angeles, CA
    United States
    April 15, 2017
    Diamond Award Winner - Best Short Film, Official Selection
  • Mosaic World Film Festival
    Rockford, IL
    United States
    August 25, 2017
  • Hub Film Festival
    Marion, IL
    United States
    September 23, 2017
  • Miami Independent Film Festival
    Miami, FL
    United States
    July 20, 2017
  • Hudson Valley Drive-INternational Festival
    Middletown, NY
    United States
    September 22, 2017
Director Biography - Brock Lewandowski

Originally from Okemos, MI, Brock Lewandowski is an up-and-coming entertainment industry professional specializing in post-production. Brock is currently working in theatrical marketing in Los Angeles after working as a digital asset manager. When he's not working, Brock has directed, edited and produced an number of short films and video projects in his free time. He has a diverse background prior to earning his degree in Media & Information including work in the fields of athletics and fine arts performance.

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Director Statement

A year ago, I lost both of my grandfathers within a week of each other. Each experience was unique, one was a long-time coming after a battle with cancer, the other was much more sudden. This film is dedicated to them, and dedicated to how everyone deals with grief in their own way.

She doesn't speak much in this film, but to me, Allison is the character I most identify with in translating these experiences to the screen. She is devastated by the death of her father, as evidenced in her first appearance in the film, but she loves her brother so much that she puts her own needs aside to allow him to deal with his grief.

To me, this film deals in the honesty that some of the most powerful tools in mourning are simple, silent moments, the memories of your loved ones with all of their flaws and a sense of humor.