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.









Mark

Written and Directed by 
JOSHUA KAUFMAN 

Director of Photography 
MATTHEW KYLE LEVINE 

Edited by
MATTHEW KYLE LEVINE 

Sound and Original Score by 
SHEA GLASHEEN 

Facilitator for Performers 
ALLIE MAROTTA  

Intimacy Coordinator
TINA HORN 
Creative Consultant 
KYLE KUCHARSKI 

Wardrobe 
DAKOTA STEVENS 

Carpentry 
CRISTIAN SCHMALLER 

Graphic Design 
JULIAN LEON 

Production Assistance 
MADDIE CORONATO