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Collaborations Sept 23 – Sept 29, 2022 Showing in Linder Microcinema

Drawn Together

Dir. Peter O'Brien USA 4 min

Drawn Together

2022 Film Streams Local Filmmakers Showcase
Directed by Peter O'Brien (Lincoln, NE)

A young boy sets off on an afternoon adventure with an enchanting mutt.

Judge's Statement
As a non-linear, self-reflective narrative that starts with the budding friendship between a young boy and a dog, Drawn Together ponders about inspiration, imagination, and creation and points to love as the source of artistic passion. Tapping into the innocent and inspiring energy of childhood, the film draws us immediately to its characters and story, and within its short time span, succeeds in building an emotionally charged world. In doing so, we are called forth to remember the candid urge to discover, create, and share that comes with childhood curiosity. The capable direction of a child and an animal actor, and a lovely original score adds to the reasons as to why we believe Drawn Together is a great illustration of a strong short film. — Bilgesu Sisman, Community Programming Manager

Headshot Peter O Brien2

About the filmmaker

Peter O'Brien is an award-winning screenwriter* and filmmaker. He has directed feature films (Misery Loves Company* (2012) and Running Through Darkness* (2018)) among various shorts, documentaries, and music videos. He earned a Creative Writing degree from Purchase College, SUNY, where he honed his story-telling skills.

Inspired by the tradition of independent filmmaking, he simultaneously and autonomously cultivated his filmmaking skills. Peter approaches his craft fueled with self-reliance, inventive resourcefulness, and meticulous commitment. He dovetails his vision with realism to push every project to its creative potential.

Peter’s writing has often been described as dark and detailed and his films have always been praised for their technical and narrative proficiency.

*WINNER – Best Feature – Nyack Film Festival 2018 (Running Through Darkness)
*WINNER – Best Score – Nyack Film Festival 2018 (Running Through Darkness)
*WINNER – Top 100 Neo-Noir Projects 2019 – L.A. Neo-Noir Novel, Script and Film Festival
(Running Through Darkness)
*WINNER – Best Feature Screenplay – Terror Film Festival 2015 (Catskills)
*WINNER – Best Feature – Nyack Film Festival 2014 (Misery Loves Company)

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