Festival De Cannes Short Film Corner Selection. Currently in contract to appear on Amazon Prime coming Spring 2023.
Em is a young actress on the verge of a promising career, but her struggles with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder threaten her dreams. With a real chance at happiness before her, can Em overcome her fear of judgement and open herself to help?
Mental health development can be a deeply sensitive challenge throughout one's life. In this deeply personal semi-autobiographical film from writer/actress Tori Ernst, we explore the particular challenge women can face fearing that an acknowledgement of our needs will be perceived as weakness. This film is a frank yet whimsical look into the mind of one young woman learning to navigate career/romance when her mind seems determined to sabotage her chance at growth.
Counting proudly features a female leadership team including writer, director, and more. Made safely during the Covid 19 Pandemic in New York City, this indie short film was made possible by drive, resilience, and teamwork.
Nominated: Best Drama McMinnville Short Film Fest 2022
Won: Best Dramatic Short FLOW Festival and Film Market 2022
Won: Best Writing Bridgeport Film Festival
Won: Best Actress Tori Ernst, Oregon Short Film Festival 2022
Director Sarah Young and Writer/Actor Tori Ernst with Counting at the Greenwich Village Film Festival 2022.
Directed by Sarah Young
Produced and Written by Tori Ernst
Director of Photography: Andrew Whitlatch
Kat Dunn Watson
Sound by Alex Chludzinska
Editor and Gaffer Kevin Deming
Art Direction Alexandra Peter