The idea for the film was conceived by the students at The Woodstock Day School, who approached director Shalom Auslander about making a film centering on the importance of open and honest communication amongst teens.
BIO: Shalom Auslander is an award-winning author and essayist whose work has been featured in The New Yorker, NPR's This American Life, Esquire, The New York Times and several others. His debut novel, Hope: A Tragedy, was a finalist for the Thurber Prize and won the Jewish Quarterly-Wingate Prize in 2013. Auslander is also the writer and creator of the Showtime comedy series Happyish, starring Steve Coogan as the lead. He currently resides in Woodstock, New York.
The Woodstock Film Festival is a not-for-profit, 501c3 organization with a mission to present an
annual program and year-round schedule of film, music,
and art-related activities that promote artists, culture,
inspired learning, and diversity. The Hudson Valley Film
Commission promotes sustainable economic development
by attracting and supporting film, video and media production.