AT PAPA'S

2015 // SHORT FILM

PRODUCED BY KATIE SPONSELLER

DIRECTED BY EMILY RAILSBACK

SYNOPSIS: When her grandfather's frequent spells of day dreaming become apparent to 11-year-old Meg, she discovers his ongoing battle with dementia.  She watches as he is restricted by medication, grounded from a drink with dinner, and stripped of the thing he cares about most, his freedom to drive a car.  Meg decides to take a ride on the 'greaser' side of things and follow her grandfather's lead by tossing out the directions.  What she finds is that life is all about balance.

Filmed in Chicago, Illinois.

AWARDS:

2015 Art + Activism Award 

2015 Columbia College Chicago Production Fund

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