So, yeah, we went skydiving and it was the craziest thing I’ve ever done.
Okay, so, what’s the craziest thing you’ve done then?
Well, it is hard to beat skydiving.
But, there was this one time on spring break.
And no, it’s nothing like what you’re thinking.
My friends and I kept passing a dog left chained outside, clearly mistreated.
So, one day I was walking back from the beach and I hopped the fence and took the dog.
So, robbery. Craziest thing you’ve done is robbery.
I wasn’t going to leave him there; he was in bad shape.
Well, the owner was home.
And of course I speak about 5 words in the language that I picked up to be polite.
So I shout, “thank you!”
And the owner proceeded to chase me for 10 blocks.
Yeah, in spite of how he was treating it, I guess he was really possessive over the dog.
So now I’m running, yelling, “thank you”, in a bikini, holding a dog.
Well it’s a good thing it was a small dog.
Oh, it wasn’t.
Okay, look, we had training for skydiving. And it was perfectly legal.
Hey, I got him a good home.
So. What’s the best thing that ever happened to you?
Definitely graduating. First generation college student.
But it was also the worst. I was an engineering major.
So, what’s the worst thing that ever happened to you?
Your list of medications includes an oral contraceptive. Are you in a relationship?
You’re on birth control, but you’re not in a relationship?
I’m gonna move on to the vaginal exam.
This might be cold.
What took you so long to file this report?
I was waiting a long time in the ER.
You look fine. Are you hurt?
That’s how rape kits work. They have to be done within 72 hours.
72 hours? How’d you know that? I didn’t even know that.
This kind of thing happen to you a lot?
Director: Dominique Nieves
Dominique Nieves is a Nuyorican actress, writer, producer, director and founder of Iron Glove Productions. She took courses in writing & film in high school & as an undergrad at Columbia University, but it wasn’t until she pursued acting professionally that she realized she was passionate about making her own work from the ground up. As an actress, she is known for portraying strong willed characters and her commanding presence. As a filmmaker, she aims to highlight imperative social justice issues by challenging audiences to examine unique perspectives.
Nieves is the recipient of a Voice With Impact Grant, providing her the funds to create a short film about the mental health effects of sexual violence. Her other films have garnered awards and festival selections including official selection to HBO’s New York Latino Film Festival for, ‘A Nice Guy’, Screenplay Official Selection to Holly Shorts Film Festival for, ’21 Candles’, and Best Social Justice Film from Oniros Film Awards for, 'RACCA'.