Written & Directed by
Written & Directed by
A former history major, Sam has dropped out of college for reasons she can’t explain. On her 22nd birthday, she has one big wish: to feel a part of history by seeing the Patek Comet, which comes only once every 150 years. But her day spirals out of control in a series of confrontations with her boss, family, friends and boyfriend – who bombard her with questions about her future that she's not prepared to answer.
DIRECTORS NOTES INTERVIEWS FILMMAKER AVITAL SIEGEL
"There’s often this idea that female characters should always be charming or sweet if they’re also going to have a major flaw. Well, that’s bullshit."
Read more: http://directorsnotes.com/2017/11/28/avital-siegel-twentysomething/
TWENTYSOMETHING GETS ONLINE PREMIERE VIA SHORT OF THE WEEK
"The moments that matter hit hard. Siegel is exploring the uncertainty that comes with adulthood, and she does so with both humor and heart."
Read more: https://www.shortoftheweek.com/2017/11/04/twentysomething/
MONOLOGUE BLOGGER REVIEWS TWENTYSOMETHING
"Twentysomething is a short film directed by Avital Siegel that focuses on the lack of structure in a young woman’s life. The film’s title becomes the main theme of the story as well, for being twenty something is a feeling of confusion that few are forgiving enough to understand and that everyone feels regardless."
Read more: https://monologueblogger.com/twentysomething-and-without-a-plan/
"Without any grandiose moment, the film flows through it’s half hour pitch in a smooth fashion. For a student film, all expectations are passed with production values and tedious attention to detail (particularly in character development). The cast (lead by Juliette Monaco) deliver an indie-wonder performance to really carry the characters Avital wrote for them.
Read more: http://filmshortage.com/shorts/twentysomething/
"The reason that this 30-minute film spoke to me so much is that I felt like I was watching me. While Sam and I don’t have much in common, I see myself in her. I just turned 22, I live with my mom, and while I am not a college drop out, I’ve been bouncing around schools for the last four and a half years. I feel like Sam and I are kindred spirits in a lot of ways and seeing her journey from the beginning to the end of the film, makes me feel a little better about my own journey.”
Read more: https://personalkdp.wordpress.com/2018/11/30/twentysomething-a-short-film-review/