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A film by Reed Van Dyk

From the director of the Oscar-nominated short "DeKalb Elementary", Reed Van Dyk

Genre(s): Drama

• Theme(s): Child / Mother-Son Relationship

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  • Reed Van Dyk


    Reed Van Dyk is a Los Angeles based writer/director. His most recent film DEKALB ELEMENTARY was a 2018 Oscar Nominee for Best Live Action Short Film. The film won prizes around the world including the Grand Prix at the 2017 Clermont Ferrand International Short Film Festival and a Special Jury Award at the 2017 SXSW Film Festival. Reed has a BA from Cornell University and an MFA in Film Directing from UCLA. He was the recipient of the Princess Grace Award last year for his achievement in film.

    2018: Interiør
    2017: DeKalb Elementary
    2014: Amateurcouple
    2013: Hung Up
    2008: The Conservatory

Festival(s) & Award(s)

  • 2018: Toronto International Film Festival | Short Cuts
  • 2019: Clermont Ferrand International short film festival | International Competition


A lonely boy determines one night to make contact with his increasingly absent mother.

Technical Specs

  • Runtimes: 22'
  • Color(s): Colors
  • Country(ies) of production: Norway / United States
  • Original Language(s): Norwegian
  • Subtitle(s) available: English
  • Format(s) available: ProRes HD

Artistic & Technical Crew

With: Ane Dahl Torp, Jens Iversen, Sebastian Sarning, Stein Grønli
  • Screenplay: Reed Van Dyk
  • Cinematographer: Greta Zozula
  • Editor: Reed Van Dyk
  • Set Design: Alexandra Regazzoni
  • Producer: Apoorva Charan, Reed Van Dyk. Co-producers: Daniel Carroll Mark Brystowski Gayatri Bajpai