(2016) (US) – Student Narrative (Binghamton University)
Screening Block F – All Ages, on Sat 4/22 @ 1PM
Nine-year-old Sam dreams of riding bikes with the boys in her neighborhood but there are a few big problems: she is still riding a tricycle and the boys don’t think she can keep up with them. Sam asks her father for a bike and gracefully accepts the brand new and grossly feminine ride her dad picks out. However, the new bike proves even more of an embarrassment when she confronts the boys for a race. A defeated Sam finds comfort and encouragement from her father who gently reminds her that she is more powerful than she thinks. With renewed spirits, father and daughter transform the bike to better fit her fiery personality. A cool and confident Sam approaches the boys for one last race.
Writer and director Ethan Alexis Scarduzio graduated from Binghamton University with a bachelor’s degree in Cinema and is currently pursuing his master’s degree at Stony Brook University. He has been making short films for the last several years and is also working in the New York film industry as a commercial director.
Sydney Stewart graduated from Binghamton University with a bachelor’s degree in Theatre. She is a first-time producer with Cul De Sac and has also worked as a production designer on several short films with the Binghamton Film Initiative. She currently resides in New York City and works as an interior designer and set dresser.