Directed by Emmi Shockley
Type of Project: Drama
Producers: Caroline Ratliff-Wang, Ashley Amanda Chan, Emmi Shockley, Cecelia Bonner, Meena Harish
Editor: Greyson Horst
Cinematographer: Julian Alvarez
Sound Designer: Rye Dorsey
It's the end of summer in Ocean City, Maryland. Olivia, a young crab house waitress, has fallen for Mac, her Irish coworker and made plans to move to Dublin with him. On the eve of their departure, Olivia must decide between the intoxicating promise of a new life and the bonds that tie her to home.
Emmi Shockley is a 23-year-old filmmaker, actor, and writer. She entered the independent film world unexpectedly when she was cast in Michael Tully’s 2014 Sundance feature, Ping Pong Summer. After the highly formative experience of starring in this film and traveling through the festival circuit as a teenager, Emmi was determined to pursue a career as both an actor and a filmmaker. This path eventually brought her to Tisch, where she received a BFA in Film and Television Production. During her undergraduate career she wrote, directed, and starred in her two most recent, award-winning shorts, J-1 and Don’t Be a Baby. Emmi’s work is heavily influenced by her upbringing in Ocean City, Maryland, as well as her near decade of restaurant work. Her storytelling often centers on working-class youth and explores the concept of home. She lives in Brooklyn with her cat named Tony (Soprano).