When getting off the late shift, what looks like 50 feet, feels like 50 miles to a woman alone in a parking lot.
Women are either taught or come to understand that we must be hyper vigilant in vulnerable situations. This societal idea turns mundane tasks like walking to a car into situations of survival. I wanted this short film to showcase what that moment can feel like.
Editor: Nathan Shapiro
DP: Jacob Schermerhorn
Press: Sandheinrich Scares Up Short Film Awards - The Republic Times
Awards: Best Short Film and Best Editing at the Arrow Films Stylist Short Cuts Competition.
In UNSAFE SPACES writer/director Connor Sandheinrich perfectly captures how scary an instance like this can be, by letting it play out in what feels like real-time. I’ve been there before. I know a lot of us have. It’s an exciting reminder of how a very simple idea can be extremely effective and really resonate with an audience.
- Jill Gevargizian (director, co-writer & producer of The Stylist)