Baby

A Film by Thais Drassinower

Synopsis

Lía, a freshman in college in Los Angeles, comes home to Lima, Peru to surprise her grandmother on her 93rd birthday. What was expected to be a fun weekend suddenly turns sour when Lía bumps into her estranged father at a club while partying with her friends. Through a series of unexpected situations Lía will learn that the only person who can take care of her now is herself.

Director

  • Picture of Thais Drassinower © Thais Drassinower

    Thais Drassinower

    Thais Drassinower is a Peruvian filmmaker based in Los Angeles. She holds an MFA in Film Directing from Columbia University and a BS in Advertising from The University of Texas at Austin. Her first short film “Memories of The Sea" was an Official Selection at various international film festivals including Palm Springs Shortfest and Aspen Shortsfest. It was chosen "Best of the Fest" at the New York International Children Film Festival and was taken on a tour across America to be showcased in various cities. It is currently being broadcasted on US national television as part of KQED's Film School Shorts series. Her second short "Baby" was a semifinalist for the 45th Student Academy Awards. It received the prestigious "James Bridges Production Award" and the "Adrienne Shelly Foundation Award for Best Female Director". It has screened at various international film festivals and was recently awarded "Best Coming of Age Short" at the Manhattan Film Festival. Her third short "The Catch" received the "Katharina Otto-Bernstein Production Grant" and the "Bertha Tamayo Grant" during the production stage and was just awarded the audience award at the Columbia University Film Festival.

    Thais is currently developing her first feature film.

Awards + Festivals

  • 29th NEW ORLEANS FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, World Premiere, New Orleans, USA)October 21, 2018
  • 2nd SWINDON INDEPENDANT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Swindon, Wiltshire, UK)April 15, 2019
  • *BEST COMING OF AGE SHORT*
    13th MANHATTAN FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Manhattan, NY, USA)May 4, 2019
  • *BEST SHORT STUDENT*
    HYPERWAVE FILM AWARDS - SPRING SEASON (Official Selection, Carson, CA, USA)May 17, 2019
  • 1st NORTHEAST MOUNTAIN FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Dillard, Georgia, USA)June 14, 2019
  • 42nd ELCHE INTERNATIONAL INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Elche, Alicante, Spain)July 19, 2019

Crew

Director
Thais Drassinower
Screenplay
Thais Drassinower
Producer
Camila Zavala, Sasha John
Director of Photography
Julian Estrada
Art Direction
Anaí Olivares
Costume Design
Lucciana Proaño
Sound
Sebastian Legaspi
Editor
Mauricio Rivera, Thais Drassinower
Sound Design
Steven Aguilar
Music
Karin Zielinski

Cast

Lía
Danna Ben-Haim
Father
Miguel Iza Andrés
Javier
Paul Vega
Anto
Paula Fishman
Ceci
Fernanda De La Puente

Details

Running Time
14:07 min
Shooting Format
2K
Screening Format
DCP, BluRay, DVD, .mov, mp4 (HD)
Aspect Ratio
1: 2.35
Sound
5.1

Contact

FILM FESTIVAL AGENCY

Markus Kaatsch
aug&ohr medien
Riemannstr. 21
10961 Berlin, Germany

+49 (0)30 61620068

film@augohr.de
www.augohr.de

DIRECTOR

Thais Drassinower

http://thaisdrassinower.com/
thaisdrassinower@gmail.com