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Short Stay

Director Ted FENDT
Info
  • USA│
  • 2016│
  • 61min│
  • 35mm│
  • color│
  • Feature Film │
  • Fiction

Overview

Mike accepts to operate his friend’s walking tour company in Philadelphia. Once there, Mike finds himself drifting through a world of willful disinterest and open hostility.

Schedule

Code Date Time Theater Info Ticket
130 2016. 04. 29 14:00 Jeonju Digital Independent Cinema EEK15GV
446 2016. 05. 02 21:00 Jeonju Digital Independent Cinema EEK15GV
710 2016. 05. 05 10:30 Jeonju Digital Independent Cinema EEK15

Review

Mike is a roaming loner. He’s always moving but gets nowhere. His mother’s house in New Jersey, the pizza place where he works, an awkward party with acquaintances, and the street. One day, his friend Mark leaves his travel promotion work and his Philadelphia apartment to him while he travels to Poland. Even this fails to make changes to Mike’s monotonous life. He is left alone on a dark bus at sunset. Ted Fendt’s Short Stay is a form of moral story. Mike’s words and actions sometimes draw laughter but the movie doesn’t become a comedy. Mike’s aimless wandering is like the protagonists of Hong Sang-soo or Eric Rohmer. People don’t change much even when their environment does. Mike just lives his life. In a digital-filmmaking generation the texture of the images shot on 35mm are almost antique. (JANG Byungwon)

Credit

Director Ted FENDT
Screenplay Ted FENDT
Producer Graham SWINDOLL, Ted FENDT
Cinematography Sage EINARSEN
Sound Sean DUNN
Cast Mike MACCHERONE, Mark SIMMONS, Marta SICINSKA, Liz SOLTAN

Director

Ted FENDT

Born in 1989. He attended New York University. He worked as a projectionist at galleries including Film Society of Lincoln Center, Anthology Film Archives and as a?translator of soft-titles for French films lacking subtitles. He directed several short films including Shattered Sleep(2011), Quitters Can’t Be Choosers(2011) and Broken Specs(2012). Short Stay is his first feature film.

Trailer

(Short Stay) DIR. Ted FENDT

Mike accepts to operate his friend’s walking tour company in Philadelphia. Once there, Mike finds himself drifting through a world of willful disinterest and open hostility.