From Jared Bauer, an independent producer based out of Los Angeles:
Gone is an LGBT themed short film directed by Miranda Sajdak (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1915370/).
Miranda is a queer, Northampton (“lesbian capital of the world”) born woman currently working in the film industry in LA . Her latest film, Snapshot, played at the Palm Springs film festival, Outfest, Melbourne Queer Film Festival, image+nation in Montreal, and she won second place at the Las Vegas Cinefest script competition.
Here’s a little bit about the film:
Gone tells the story of Marcus and Pen, who are both grieving for Jimmy, a young man who has recently died in a car accident. Throughout the short, we learn that both Pen and Marcus used to be in serious relationships with Jimmy. Pen still hasn’t fully come to terms with Jimmy coming out as gay, nor has she completely recovered from his recent passing. Marcus, too, struggles with how to deal with Jimmy’s death, understanding that Pen still hasn’t recovered from losing her past love.
Gone seeks to bridge the love that two people can have for one person, whether it be gay or straight. Though a story about grief, Pen’s experience carries a message about the importance of being true to yourself, living life to the fullest, and the importance of preserving the memories of those we’ve loved.