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Better Together

Friday, October 1, 2021 at 5:30 pm

IN-PERSON PREMIERE

With the city that never sleeps at a total standstill, what could happen if two kids took over the empty streets with no consequence or worry.

The creative team at Greencard Pictures came together remotely during quarantine to produce this uplifting short film about two kids who, once transformed into their animated alter-egos, have free reign to explore New York’s deserted streets.

The concept was initiated by Stuart-Pontier, who while walking his dog in the eerily empty streets of Manhattan, began filming locked-off shots of his typically bustling West Village neighborhood and Washington Square Park. At first, he wasn’t sure what to do with the shots, but figured they might be interesting to share with his young son when he was older.

It was this frame of reference that ultimately inspired him to create a piece that would speak from the perspective of children during the lockdown.

SHORT | 3 min | US | 2020

Playing as part of the Upstate Downstate shorts program.

DIRECTOR

Zac Stuart-Pontier

EXECUTIVE PRODUCER

Emily Wiedemann, Chazz Carfora, Dani Zeitlin

ILLUSTRATOR

Pete McCoubrey

ANIMATION PRODUCER

Darius Turbak

ANIMATOR

Bo Cai

EDITOR

Rob Sismondo

PRODUCTION MANAGER

Ariel Joseph

CAST

Goldie Furgason, Teddy Stuart-Pontier