Film

NOW AND NEVER



NOW AND NEVER
U.S. Narrative Shorts
Drama
15 minutes
United States
2022
English

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Synopsis:

In a visual and sonic love letter to filmmaking, NOW AND NEVER’s ever-changing aspect ratios and color palette help navigate the fractured, claustrophobic mind of Harriet, a woman in the midst of an anxiety attack, as she is visited by the embodiment of the voices in her head. In an effort to outrun their taunting and depression, Harriet digs into her ancestral memory to banish their influence, realizing she must be present in order to awaken to win priority in her own life. Adapted from trans playwright and 2019 O’Neill finalist Natalie Nicole Dressel’s stage play and starring Kavi Ramachandran Ladnier (HBOMAX's The Sex Lives of College Girls) disappearing into all five roles, the film also reflects cultural elements from the producing team’s ancestral roots such as a lullaby sung in Malayalam and a dance to Carnatic percussion to demonstrate the full apotheosis of Harriet’s mental health healing journey.

Credits:

Director: Kymberly Harris

Cast: Kavi Ramachandran Ladnier