Shortlisted. For Your Consideration (Best Live Action Short Film)
MILLER & SON
by Asher Jelinsky
Fiction | 2019 | USA | 21min
A transwoman mechanic lives between running her family’s auto shop during the day and expressing her femininity at night, until an unforeseen event threatens balance of her compartmentalized life.
CAST & CREW
Written & Directed by: Asher Jelinsky
Produced by: Kate Chamuris
Cinematography by: Robert Nachman
Production Design by: Robert Aguirre
Edited by: Selinda Zhou
Sound Design by: This Is Sound Design
Music by: Art Bleek, Curtis Heath
Casting by: Russell Boast, CSA
Starring: Jesse James Keitel, Ryan Cutrona, Travis Hammer, Alexandra Grey
Writer/Director Asher Jelinsky is a graduate of the American Film Institute Conservatory and recipient of the Franklin J. Schaffner Fellow Award for Directing, presented by AFI Fest. Their latest film MILLER & SON won the gold medal Student Academy Award, the BAFTA Student Film Award, and the Cannes Lions Young Director Award. Asher’s unique perspective as a nonbinary filmmaker fuels a passion for character-driven stories about outsiders, the resilient quest for identity, and the nuances of human connection. Asher is currently developing a feature and a tv pilot.
Student Academy Awards – Winner, Gold
BAFTA Student Film Awards – Winner, Best Live Action
Clermont Ferrand International Short Film Festival – Nominee, Grand Prix
St. Louis International Film Festival – Winner, Best Live-Action Short
Ashland Independent Film Festival – Winner, Best Narrative Short (Jury & Audience Awards)
Cannes Lions Young Director Award – Winner, Gold
Casting Society Artios Awards – Nominee, Short Film Casting
Venice TV Award – Nominee, New Talent
Nevada City Film Festival – Winner, Best Performance Jesse James Keitel
SF Shorts – Winner, Audience Award
North Carolina Gay and Lesbian Festival – Winner, Best Long Form Dramatic Short
FilmOut San Diego – Winner, Outstanding Artistic Achievement
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