The National Film Festival for Talented Youth (NFFTY), founded in 2007, has grown into one of the world’s largest film festivals for emerging directors. Each year, the festival showcases films by directors aged 24 and under, aiming to encourage and acknowledge young artists by promoting their accomplishments through festivals and programs.
After screenings at some of the world’s best film festivals, including the New Orleans Film Festival, Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival, Amdocs and Tacoma Film Festival, documentary HOW WE ARE NOW, directed by Andrea Niada, had its online premiere last week as the NFFTY’s Short of the Week.
HOW WE ARE NOW follows Peter, a retired actor, who lives with his partner of sixty years, Douglas. Both in their eighties, Peter has taken more of a carer's role for Douglas. As Douglas approaches his eighty-third birthday, the couple reflect on their age and changing relationship.
Since shooting the documentary ended, Douglas has sadly passed away and will be missed greatly by the crew of the film, with whom he had become a dear friend. Aside from Andrea Niada, the remainder of the LFS crew consisted of Oliver Sunley (Producer), Monica Santis (Sound Recordist & Editor), Joe Watts (Sound Mixer), Alex Grigoras (Colourist) and Toshiyuki Ichihara (Cinematographer).
Click here to watch the documentary and read a short interview with director Andrea Niada.
Written by Ben Corbett
Photo Credit: Toshiyuki Ichihara