Columbia Film Festival

He's A Good Kid

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A mother searches for her son in the aftermath of a school shooting.


Director Statement

He’s a Good Kid tells the story about a mother searching for her son in the aftermath of a school shooting. I wanted to make a film through a mother's eyes and the emotional rollercoaster she would go through when not only knowing if her son was alive but suddenly faced with the thoughts of, what if he was involved. 


Director Biography - Mylissa Fitzsimmons

Mylissa spent her early years in Moab, Utah then as a teenager in Oregon. In high school she took to skateboarding and photography, photographing bands, and making super 8 skate videos. It was during her last year of school she was introduced to documentary filmmaking. After 15 years of making doc films, she made the transition into narrative films and writing.


Her films include Long Way Home, Mercy, the award-winning That Party That One Night and Who Decides. As well as writing and directing she is the co-founder of The Los Angeles Women’s Film Collective has worked as a producer on many short films and an Executive Producer on and the feature film A Black Rift Begins To Yawn.


Mylissa has been a finalist for various film programs including the HBO Directing Fellowship and a Screen Craft finalist for her short story writing. In 2017 she won the Sun Valley Film Festival Short Film Lab for her script Who Decides. In 2018 she was invited to participate in The Reykjavik Talent Lab in Iceland. Her films have played at various festivals around the world and can be seen online. She is in post-production on her first feature film, Everything in The End to be released in 2020. Mylissa lives in Los Angeles, CA

  • Year
    2020
  • Runtime
    6:20
  • Language
    English
  • Country
    United States
  • Director
    Mylissa Fitzsimmons
  • Screenwriter
    Mylissa Fitzsimmons
  • Producer
    Mylissa Fitzsimmons, Lila Streicher, Brenden Hubbard
  • Cast
    Elizabeth Austin, Matthew Cameron Clark