SAFETY IN NUMBERS
Director Amy Harrison
6 min., USA, 2000
With pathos and humor, Safety in Numbers follows a woman (played by Jenny Bass) who tries to create order in her mind by straightening up her apartment. But no matter how much list-writing, cleaning, and tidying she does, her mind threatens to slip out of control. All the while she is fielding a phone call from the outside world – her last tenuous thread of human contact. This film draws the viewer into the character’s claustrophobic world, and into the emotions that drive her to finally act to break from of her vicious cycle.
This film has screened in U.S. and international festivals, including the BBC Short Film Festival in London, the Ann Arbor Film Festival, and the Black Maria Film Festival, where it won a Director’s Choice award.
Distributed by Fanlight Productions.