A senior couple experiences the isolation and uncertainty of old age.




  • Official Selection at LA Film Festival (2018) 

    • [Academy-award qualifying festival]

  • Official Selection at Nashville Film Festival (2018) 

    • [Academy-award qualifying festival]

  • Official Selection at Rhode Island International Film Festival (2018) 

    • [Academy-award qualifying festival]

  • Official Selection at Carmarthen Bay Film Festival (2018) 

    • [BAFTA Cymru qualifying festival]

  • Semi-Finalist at Los Angeles Cinefest (2018)

  • Official Selection at San Louis Obispo International Film Festival (2018)

    • [MovieMaker Magazine's 'Top 50 Festivals Worth the Entry Fee'​]

  • Official Selection at All American High School Film Festival (2018)

    • [World's Largest High School Film Festival]​

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A film exploring the loveliness in loneliness & the infinite wonder we find when we allow ourselves to bloom into the empty. A soft sense of purpose, how it sings within & around itself: this is so, this is so, this is so.

  • Finalist of 60th CINE Golden Eagle Award for "Student & Youth Media" 

    • [Past student and youth recipients include Academy Award Winners Robert Zemeckis (1972), Pete Docter (1991), and Ron Howard (1972)]

  • Finalist of "Young Filmmaker" Award at My Rode Reel Film Competition (2017)

    • [World's Largest Short Film Competition]

  • Finalist of "Best Sound Design" Award at My Rode Reel Film Competition (2017) 

    • [World's Largest Short Film Competition]

  • Winner of "Best Actress" at Singapore International Student Film Festival (2017)

  • Official Selection at Across Asia Youth Film Festival (2017)

  • Official Selection at 17th Annual Laurie Nelson Film Festival (2017)

  • Official Selection at Newark International Film Festival Youth (2017)

“SUPERNOVA at its peak speaks to this: not simply isolation, but the solitude, the symphony of silence, the parts of ourselves that are vast, unknowable, marine.” – Lydia Eileen, Half Mystic

“So incredibly hollowing … made us feel like we're experiencing a universal feeling we couldn’t quite name.” 

 Kimberly Hoyos, The Light Leaks

"[A] softly-glowing, blue-hued body of filmic wonder ... poetic filmmaking at its best."

– Kanika Lawton, L'Éphémère Review

“Despite the film being short, I got sucked into it. I seemed to have blinked and it was over ... Quick, poetic, yet out of this world."  Rachel Poli