Darren is a young man seeking love in the city. When a petty thief steals his bike, he meets Alyx, who steals his heart.
Jesse wrote, directed, shot, and edited this short film for a class that challenged students to make films that counter popular negative ideologies. Jesse’s goal was to breathe a life outside romance into the trope of the Manic Pixie Dream Girl.
When a young couple discover that they are expecting a child before they are ready to care for one, they struggle with making a decision about what to do.
Jesse worked with fellow student Daniel Coppersmith to create this long-take film for their first filmmaking class. Part of the assignment required that no audio from set be used. As such, all of the audio in this short film was recorded and placed after the fact.