A Drama Short by Citizen Studios
Logline: A young woman's grief creates chaos for her family and terror for herself.
Synopsis: Letting Go is a (micro) short drama-suspense film that tells a TRUE story of the power and complexity of grief ... while also highlighting shortcomings in "the system" related to mental health.
Executive Producer: Paula Baisden / Starring: Chloe Hulgan / Director: Cody Mark Hanna
Supervising Producer: Ronni Miller / Producers: Greg Holcombe and Wayne Heiser
Co-Producer: Amber Petra / Associate Producers: Shanda Barnett and Alice Armstrong
Director of Photography: Rene Olmos / 1st Assistant Camera: Anthony Gabriele /
Assistant Director: Amber Petra / 2nd Assistant Camera: Ariel Chornsbay /
Sound Mixer: Matt Senter / Boom Operator: Stephen Szklarski /
Gaffer: Jay Shackleford / Script Supervisor: Carson Berger /
Makeup Artist: Olivia Thompson / Production Assistant: Loren Jenkins
Additional Featured Cast: Samantha Miro, Clayton Frank, Jamison Utley,
Wayne Heiser, Ronni Miller, Monique Marshall
Written by Paula Baisden
Every little bit helps. Letting Go continues to make the rounds in the festival circuit in hopes of spreading valuable insight into the experience of grief and courage to seek mental health care when needed. Your continued monetary support helps us on this journey by paying for festival entry fees and cast and crew travel to festivals that may help us make this short, but immensely impactful, short film into a feature film one day.
The budget for pre-production and production was $7200. All participants were paid for their work except those functioning as producers or student interns and, thus, volunteering.