narrative short, 14:20 (2022).

ZORA (9) learns of her great grandmother’s mortality when the family’s inheritance and land rights come into question.

PLIMA began as an exploration of a young girl’s relationship to her great grandmother and the land. I was eager to present this unlikely duo as they exist among a middle generation plagued by greed and self-indulgence, unable to find value in their lives beyond monetary gain.

This stifling domestic environment is integral to Zora’s inner world and directly juxtaposes the boundlessness and harmony she and Luce find by the sea. While death is never openly discussed among the family members, Zora’s new understanding of her great grandmother’s mortality ultimately fuels her decision to flee to the natural world together.

PLIMA won Best Short Film at the 34th Trieste Film Festival in Trieste, Italy and was nominated for a Moving Images — Open Borders (MIOB) Shorts Award.

  • Trieste Film Festival
  • Pula Film Festival
  • Vienna Shorts
  • SEEfest Los Angeles
  • Postira Film Festival
  • Split Film Festival
  • MIOB Shorts at Cottbus Film Festival
  • Bura Film Festival