AWI Short Film Competition

The Chair

A young woman suppressed by physical and emotional abuse meets her utter end and must either break, or rediscover herself.


Content heads up: intimate partner violence, physical abuse, verbal abuse

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Director: Kat Roman and Sean Sonnenburg

Kat and Sean began their respective film careers in Washington DC where they cut their teeth in the documentary world. “The Chair” was their first collaboration and worked as a proof of concept of their creative compatibility, both are compelled to make content that relates people to one another and create empathy. They now are partners in life and art, living in NYC, and on a mission to create original content that tells a story and emotionally transports the viewer. Kat and Sean strive the to tell the stories that can be hard to tell. The goal for them as they go forward is to continue to tell stories with compelling narratives and characters in unique ways that leave audiences entertained, with a new perspective.

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