SDFF 2021

Shorts Block 10: Snowy, Gorilla Girl, Danielle

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Snowy: Can Snowy, a four-inch-long pet turtle living in a family basement, be happy? And, what would it take?

Gorilla Girl: A specialist in wildlife rehabilitation and communication shares stories from her lifelong journey with animals.

Danielle: Danielle is a film about a woman with MS who redefines what it means to live her best life on a daily basis.

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Every November, co-directors Alex Wolf Lewis and Kaitlyn Schwalje celebrate Thanksgiving at Alex's aunt and uncle’s house just outside of Philadelphia. And, every November they marvel at the fact that the family’s 4-inch-long pet turtle, Snowy, is still alive. Snowy has lived an isolated life in the family basement for the past 10+ years with minimal sunlight and no companionship other than that of his primary caretaker, Uncle Larry. In an effort to improve Snowy's life we ask: Can Snowy be happy and what would it take?

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  • Year
  • Runtime
    12 mins
  • Language
  • Country
    United States
  • Director
    Kaitlyn Schwalje
  • Screenwriter
    Kaitlyn Schwalje, Alex Wolf Lewis
  • Producer
    Rebecca Stern & Justin Levy
  • Executive Producer
    Meryl Goldsmith, Cheryl Dillard Staurulakis & Dana Nachman
  • Filmmaker
    Kaitlyn Schwalje, Alex Wolf Lewis
  • Cinematographer
    Alex Wolf Lewis
  • Editor
    Katharina Stroh & Alexander Heringer
  • Sound Design
    Luciano Vignola