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Shorts: Family Dynamics
Digital Screening Room Fri, May 14, 2021 12:00 AM - Thu, May 27, 2021 11:59 PM

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Whether they’re the ones we choose, or those we don’t, families are always complicated.

Virtual Available In:USA
Ticket Prices
General Public:$13.00 (+ $2 online fee)
Members:$10.00 (no online fee)
Film Info
Festival Programs:Shorts
Minnesota Made
Tags:Minnesota Made
Family Drama
Release Year:2020
Runtime:5 min
Festivals & Awards:Avalonia Film Festival 2020 - Best Feline Short Film
Door County Short Film Festival 2020 - Jurors Award Best Short Film
Eagan Art Block Film Festival 2020 - Best Of Creativity
Isolation Film Festival 2020 - Best Film and Best Cinematography
Lime Light Film Festival 2020 - Best Short Film Drama.
Director:Justin Christopher Ayd
Producer:Justin Christopher Ayd
Jennifer Lillemo Ayd
Cinematographer:Kenneth Altman
Editor:Kenneth Altman
Composer:Beneath the Mountains
Michelle Nobler
Principal Cast:Justin Christopher Ayd
Jennifer Lillemo Ayd
Corey Ayd
Charlie (Hugo's brother)


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Just as we were settling into lockdown and adjusting to a new normal, the universe dealt us a most devastating hand. Pets aren't just pets, they're family.

Director Biography

Justin Christopher AydJustin C. Ayd is an independent filmmaker based in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He is interested in telling small-scale stories about the intimate and revealing complexities of human existence in both narrative and documentary form.

Over the last decade, Justin has written and directed two feature films and a number of shorts. He is currently working with his wife and producing partner Jennifer on a feature documentary about the residents of a small town in Northern Minnesota.

In addition to his film, commercial, and video work, Justin is also the Film Specialist and Projectionist at the Minneapolis Walker Art Center, and assists with 70mm exclusives at Emagine Willow Creek in Plymouth, a suburb of Minneapolis.

Screening as a part of Shorts: Family Dynamics