Title:  Birthday Boy
Category:  Shorts
Length:  11 Minutes
Filmmaker(s):  Andrew Saunderson
Year:  2015
Country:  USA

Ashland Street Cinema - Thu 12:40 PM (4/7)
Ashland Street Cinema - Fri 12:40 PM (4/8)
Ashland Street Cinema - Sun 12:40 PM (4/10)

In this poignant, against the odds coming-of-age drama, two walks of life collide when a young man steals a car but is unprepared for what he finds in the back seat. 

Directors’ Statement: Andrew Saunderson

Initially, I was inspired by guilt. The crime portrayed in the film quickly filled me with feelings of remorse and justification. I thought about what it would be like to grow up in a world in which you are told you are nothing, come from nothing, and realize there is nothing for you. I want to believe that despite those odds, maybe there is still hope. The question veered from being how would a young man feel if he found something precious in the back of a stolen car, to is this young man beyond saving? I leave it up to the audience.

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