Directed By Sarah-Violet Bliss
- 11:46 minutes
- Clare McNulty
- Sarah-Violet Bliss
- Jonas Carpignano
When a precious piece of jewelry is lost (or stolen) in a Chinese nail salon in Brooklyn NY, hysteria sets in a newly engaged couple who suspect the immigrant employees know more than they admit. The New York couple abandon their progressive social graces and keep the hapless employees hostage as they ransack their salon.
Sarah-Violet Bliss – Graduate 2nd Year
Sarah-Violet Bliss is a writer/director from Brooklyn, NY. She began writing plays in high school and continued to do so at Oberlin College where she majored in theater. At Oberlin she developed a play called â€œDorm Storiesâ€ that is now incorporated into Oberlinâ€™s course curriculum as final scene presentations for students enrolled in the Introduction to Acting class.After graduating from Oberlin she moved back to New York to work in theater writing, acting and producing with the company 4th Meal Productions. Sarah-Violet transitioned to film and is a MFA candidate at NYUâ€™s Tisch Graduate Film Program where she earned a Tisch School of the Arts Department Fellowship. She has written and directed 3 short films and participated as a writer/director on a collaborative feature called "Tar" produced by and starring James Franco as part of her coursework at NYU. She also works as an editor and script supervisor and recently worked in the script supervising department for "The We and the I" directed by Michel Gondry.Her first short â€œWe Both Smokeâ€ played at the Downtown Los Angeles Film Festival and her second short â€œVery Sorryâ€ won the Silver Palm Award at the 2011 Mexico International Film Festival. Her latest film â€œPriceless Thingsâ€ has just finished post production and is currently getting ready to hit the festival circuit.