EMMA AND THE SQUARES
A Quarantine Comedy
This quarantine comedy has entered the festival circuit, where it won the Best of the Festival at Manhattan Rep's Stories Film Festival -- as well as Best Short Film, Best Ensemble in a Short Film, and Best Actor (Female) in a Short Film. It has also received awards at the Best Shorts Competition, for Ensemble Cast and Editing.
It's Emma's birthday. Time to celebrate!
…Except that it's April 2020, everyone is under lockdown, and she lives alone.
Can she squeeze her three-dimensional friends and family into a single two-dimensional gathering -- or will all the quirks, smirks, and jerks make this birthday one for the ages?
Inspired by a bevy of virtual birthday parties, the Sondheim musical Company, and a plethora of Christopher Guest films, Emma and the Squares is what happens when a group of improv actors play with themes of isolation, connection, and companionship.
Starring (in Order of Appearance):
Elisabeth Ness, Shirine Babb, Marcus Goldhaber, Benny Elledge, Stephanie Torns, Adrienne White, Adam Weber, Aaron Ballard, Gus Ballard, Sarah Seeds,
Katherine Dudas, Page Clements, Karen Lange, Perry Lange, Cynthia Whitman, Nathan Nolen Edwards, Kathy McCafferty, Denise Cormier, Alan Safier,
Kevin Sebastian, Mary Linehan, Jenna Sofia, Rein Sánchez, Veronica Dang
Poster by KEVIN SEBASTIAN
Technical Advisor & Assistant Director ED NESCOT
Directed & Edited by ELISABETH NESS
Story by ELISABETH NESS