Short film
A desperate family sneaks into a New York apartment, unaware of its elderly occupant and what he hides from them.

Starring Shannon Baker, Audrey Henningham, Alex Sumner, Tym Moss, Stacey Gerber
Produced by Alenka Slavinec, Teace Snyder, Axel Stasny
Written by Shannon Baker, Audrey Henningham, Axel Stasny
Cinematography by Lukasz Pruchnik
Soundtrack by Grandpa Was A Lion
Directed by Axel Stasny

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Official selection Garofano Rosso Film Festival 2022
Official selection ISIFF Dhaka 2022
Nominated for ÖW Austrian Competition Vienna Shorts Film Festival 2021
ADA Award for excellence in directing a short film 2021
Best New Film Ballston Spa Film Festival 2012 - initially released as "3 Needs"
Official selection Montreal World Film Festival 2011 - initially released as "3 Needs"

More than a decade in the making, this humanistic study of a desperate family seeking refuge in a not-quite-empty New York apartment is not only a classic “calling-card” from a director clearly bound for “bigger” things but also a self-contained achievement that showcases shorts’ trump-cards: concision, brevity, economy. Shot pre- and completed post-“45,” its depths of empathetic realism gracefully transcend the boundaries of any epoch, or confining space. (VIENNA SHORTS)