Jessy Holtermann to Take Tragic Short Film LONG LOVE LOST to Cannes
New York native actress/writer/producer Jessy Holtermann is taking her romantically tragic short film, LONG LOVE LOST, to the Cannes Film Festival as part of their 2017 Short Film Corner running May 22-28.
LONG LOVE LOST follows Emma (Holtermann), a young librarian who receives a surprise visit from her first love, Sam, years after his disappearance. At first hesitant to hear him out, Emma gives Sam the opportunity to explain his absence until a knock at the door interrupts their reunion.
For her first-ever screenplay, Holtermann wanted to create a story with a strong female character dropped into a world of romantic surrealism. She looked to real-life circumstances for LONG LOVE LOST explaining, "The inspiration of THE STORY was based off two things: one being a break-up and getting stuck in this loop imagining what it would be like if he wanted me back; and the second being my best friend from high school having a stroke and experiencing problems with her memory."
The 13-minute film also marks the second time Holtermann took the reigns as producer. Although it was filmed in Los Angeles, the cast and director were people she knew from back home in New York City. Holtermann shares, "One of the best parts about producing is getting to work with a team of people you love. The friends I brought in on this film are a group of hardworking, trustworthy and fun people. I wish I could make movies with them every day."
Holtermann has been building a solid reputation on the indie circuit both as actress and producer. The first film she produced, A Matter of Husbands, recently finished its festival run to much acclaim; and as an actress she received attention for her roles in the films Killing the Dog and Hyperion. Previously, Holtermann has appeared in re-enactment TV shows, commercials and off-off Broadway stage productions. This talented actress first honed her skills while earning a Bachelor's Degree from the prestigious The New School, where she majored in drama and education studies.
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