Links: Watch the full film here: https://vimeo.com/239150044
“Writer-director Christopher Piazza’s heartfelt drama captures the tragic onset of early Alzheimer’s disease in one woman’s life, as well as its ripple effects on family dynamics, her autonomy and her future… the heart and soul of the story is lead actress Michelle Hurst — known recently for “Orange Is the New Black” — who offers a heartbreaking portrayal of a vital, lively woman in the throes of early dementia as Pearl.”
An aging jazz singer combats the early stages of Alzheimer’s while her daughter considers an offer to sell the family’s Brooklyn brownstone. This dramatic, musical short film played at 13 film festivals. It was semi-finalist for Academy Award qualification at the Bermuda Film Festival, where it won the Audience Award for best short film.
Director: Christopher Piazza
Writer: Christopher Piazza
Producer: Eli Cane External