Everybody's having babies in Brooklyn. Except Sunita and Vivek. Time After: a film about what to do with the rest of your life...
"Time After" follows Sunita Pandya and Vivek Fernando, a Brooklyn couple who are trying to decide on whether to have a family while pursuing their careers. A raucous dinner party with their friends, John, Emily, Silva and Tamara lead Sunita and Vivek to have the conversation they've been putting off. "Time After" is about that moment when one decision changes the course of your life irrevocably.
WRITER & CO-DIRECTOR SANJIT DE SILVA'S STATEMENT:
"Time After" is a short film inspired by the many conversations I’ve had with my wife and friends about what it means to start a family and still have a career. My wife and I are artists who live in one of the most expensive cities in the world, and sometimes we feel like we are barely able to make ends meet. But we also live in Brooklyn, where it seems like EVERYONE has kids. And often we feel guilt and pressure to keep up.
We have friends whose children are the most important part of their lives but we also have friends whose careers are at the center of their lives. Sometimes it feels like a career is more important than having children period and sometimes it doesn't. I certainly have friends who value their career more than having a child. And why shouldn't they? It hasn't been easy for us to balance having a family with all of our goals and aspirations. What if things had turned out differently?
I haven't seen a film that tries to capture the complexity of this issue sufficiently, and certainly not from the perspective of people of color. I feel compelled to make a movie that puts the questions that my wife and I are grappling with out there. I still don't know what my answers are, but I feel that just asking them has been incredibly illuminating, and I hope "Time After" will be as complex as the journey my wife and I have been on and are still undertaking.
CO-DIRECTOR JON REITZES' BIO:
Jon Reitzes is an award-winning Brooklyn-based director and editor working in television, film, advertising and new media. Jon is a rare director who is equally adept in fiction and non-fiction. Jon's skills as a storytellertranscend genre, and he is an adaptable and pragmatic artist. Reitzes honed his skills as a producer, writer, director and editor of hundreds of hours of broadcast television, commercial, reality, documentary and narrative content. Jon has created broadcast content for CNBC, A&E, MTV and Current. He has created advertising for Johnson and Johnson, Sanofi, New York City, and Hyundai. Jon has created many original pilots and shorts throughout the years. Jon has a BA from Washington University in St. Louis where he graduated with a double major in Drama and Anthropology. He lives in Brooklyn with his wife, Lindsay and son, Marlon. To see more of his work visit jonreitzes.com.
WRITER - Sanjit De Silva
DIRECTORS - Sanjit De Silva & Jon Reitzes
DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY - Christopher Vernale
EDITOR - Jon Reitzes
PRODUCERS - Sanjit De Silva, Jon Reitzes
Jeff Pagliano, Matthew Schneider
Deepa Purohit as Sunita
Sanjit De Silva as Vivek
Jeff Pagliano as John
Annmarie Benedict as Emily
Ian Lassiter as Silva
Angel Desai as Tamara
Monique S. Bowen as Dr. Sully
ASSISTANT DIRECTOR - Susan Kelechi Watson
PRODUCTION DESIGNER - Shoko Kambara
COSTUME DESIGNER - Sarita Fellows
PRODUCTION SOUND MIXER - Olaitan Agueh
SCRIPT SUPERVISOR - Rohan Desai
PROP SUPERVISOR - Belen Ferrer
HAIR & MAKE-UP ARTIST - Amanda Bujak
ASSISTANT CAMERA OPERATOR - Joseph Bearese
ASSISTANT PRODUCTION DESIGNER - Sam Froeschle
ASSISTANT TO COSTUME DESIGNER - Sarah Anderson
ASSISTANT TO COSTUME DESIGNER - Gage Holcomb
GAFFER - Steve Julien, Julian Wellbury
PRODUCTION ASSISTANTS - Nakeisha Daniels
STILL PHOTOGRAPHER - Will O’Hare
POST PRODUCTION SOUND MIXER - Victor Giordano
COLORIST - Blase Theodore
VOCAL COACH - Katy Pfaffl