Situations and Circumstances (2021) is a short film conceived by Joshua Kaufman and a team of creative collaborators, with performances by Lillian Bornstein, Carlo Fiorletta, Javan Nelson, Hannah Schmitt, Dexter Strong, and Michael Way.

By way of an achingly intimate lens (cinematography by Matthew Kyle Levine), the film monitors a diverse group of characters in an amateur improv class over the course of one night.

Their interactions, whether genuine or act, become all-encompassing in the small world they create: witnessing each others’ reactions, reading their thoughts, and engaging in the emotional labor of being human with other humans becomes magnified during the film’s unflinchingly personal probe.









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Lillian LILLIAN BORNSTEIN
Carlo CARLO FIORLETTA
Javan JAVAN NELSON
Hannah HANNAH SCHMITT
Dexter DEXTER STRONG
Michael MICHAEL WAY