USA | Fiction | 90 minutes | NY Premiere
Writer and Director: Max Weissberg
Producer: Max Weissberg, Melissa B. Miller
Cinematographer: Xiaosu Han, Andreas Thalhammer
Editor: Ross Byron, Russell Costanzo, Max Weissberg
Composer: Gunter Gruner
Cast: Lethia Nall, H.R. Britton, Eric Yves Garcia, Olivia Horton, Michele Cesari, Jenny Grace
Synopsis: Two actresses are unknowingly cast in the same role; that is just the starting point for this enchanting and witty romantic New York roundelays. Talented debut writer/director Max Weissberg follows furtive attempts at friendship, love, and sex among eight people, including Julia, an actress who lands the role of Anya – daughter of a Russian arms dealer –
and an unconventional director who thinks the actress must truly become Anya. This graceful, multilayered film knowingly examines the nature of performance in our “real” lives.
Filmmaker Bio: A directing fellow at the prestigious American Film Institute, Max Weissberg honed his craft at Lenfilm Studios in St. Petersburg, Russia, where he assisted on several productions. Upon his return to the United States, he co-produced the documentary Hotel Gramercy Park, which premiered at the 2008 Tribeca Film Festival.