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A Simple Fucking Gesture

(2020)

A film by Jesse Shamata

Genre(s): Black comedy / Comedy

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A Simple Fucking Gesture

  • Jesse Shamata

    Biography:

    Jesse Shamata is a gifted and collaborative film/tv writer/director with a penchant for dark humor. His previous film Break A Leg premiered at NewDirectors/NewFilms at the MoMA and Lincoln Center. Collectively, his films have screened internationally at festivals including Clermont-Ferrand & Palm Springs.

    Filmography:
    2020: A Simple Fucking Gesture
    2010: Break A Leg
    2001: Getting In

Festival(s) & Award(s)

  • 2020: FLORIDA FILM FESTIVAL
  • 2020: Brussels Short Film Festival
  • 2020: DC Shorts International Film Fest

Synopsis



Stuck in traffic, emotions escalate for a husband and wife when another driver doesn’t give them a "thank you wave" after cutting in. Comparing him to a symbol of all that is wrong in the world, they are terrified when he pulls over to confront them. A Simple Fucking Gesture is a darkly comic critique of society.

Technical Specs

  • Runtimes: 8'
  • Color(s): Colors
  • Sound: Stereo
  • Country(ies) of production: United States
  • Original Language(s): English
  • Format(s) available: ProRes HD

Artistic & Technical Crew

With: Christy Bruce, Paul Bates, Chuck Shamata
  • Screenplay: Jesse Shamata
  • Cinematographer: Martin Hawkes
  • Editor: Christopher Donaldson cce
  • Sound:
  • Music: Dan Mangan

Company Credits

  • Produced by: Shamagical Productions