STARRING: Nevin Millan, Dream Holloway
DIRECTOR: Lloyd DeSouza
PRODUCER / WRITER: Nevin Millan (Adaptation)
RUNTIME: 15 Min
GENRE: Period Drama
FESTIVALS: Palm Springs Shorts Fest; LA Shorts Fest; Warsaw Jewish Film Festival
It is 1905 on the lower east side of Manhattan. Mr. Marks, a Hasidic Orthodox Jewish immigrant from Romania owns a fabric shop frequented by Esther Mills, a seamstress from rural North Carolina. Through their mutual passion for fabric, a relationship develops, testing Mr. Marks’ religious beliefs and Esther’s belief in true love. Six months go by and Esther, now engaged, settles for another man. She makes one last trip to Mr. Marks’ shop to buy some wedding dress fabric in hopes that he will finally surrender to his clandestine feelings for her and fulfill her need for true love.