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The things they left behind

A Short film about healing after tragedy


Based on a Stephen King short story, a year after 9/11, a pair of red glasses and other things lost on that horrific day haunt a World Trade Center worker who suffers from severe survivor’s guilt.


Directed by Sara Werner
Written by Jake Gillman
Produced by Duba Leibell, Missy Jenkins and Xinque
Cinematography by Jonathan Franklin



Tom Frank

Juliana Harkavy

Chaz Mena

Terrance Murphy

Betsy Graver

Missy Jenkins

Crystal Cubria

Jeffrey Creightney


Dariana Fustes


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Tom Frank as



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Juliana Harkavy as

"Sonja D'AMico"


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Betsy Graver as

"Paula Robeson"



Terrance murphy as

"Ken HarGrave"


Missy Jenkins as

"Barbara Hargrave"


Chaz Mena as

"Cleve Farrell"


Crystal Cubria as

"Gwen Farrell"


Dariana Fustes as

"Phil Farrell"


Jeffrey Creightney as




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Sara Werner - DIRECTOR

Sara is an award-winning director whose work contains positive ulterior motives of helping others, with a strong focus on activism, feminism, gender and sexuality. She received her B.A. in English, with concentrations in Performance and Social Activism, Theatre and Writing from Monmouth University. Upon graduation Werner interned with NewFest and later with the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) in NYC where she learned first-hand of films's power to change hearts and minds. She received her M.F.A. in Motion Picture Production from the University of Miami after making her award-winning debut as a Writer/Director with her first short film AURORA. AURORA has screened at various venues around the world from Paramount Studios to Istanbul. She has had the fortune of directing various music videos, web series and award-winning short films since, including a short with the University of Miami and the Stephen King Foundation. Originally from Cape May, New Jersey she currently resides in Los Angeles, California.

Jake Gillman - Writer


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Duba Leibell - Producer



Missy Jenkins - Producer


Xinyue "Cherry" Chen - PRODUCER


Michael gabriel - executive producer


Jonathan franklin - Cinematographer

Jonathan Franklin, Director of Photography, is a Kenyan-born American cinematographer who has shot numerous award-winning shorts, commercials, and a national tv pilot, and is currently working on his first feature with director Sara Werner.