CRSHD

Viewpoints

World Premiere

USA | 81 MINUTES

CRSHD

Animation, Comedy, Drama, LGBTQIA
Best friends Izzy (Isabelle Barbier), Anuka (Deeksha Ketkar), and Fiona (Sadie Scott) are on a bubbly quest to lose their virginities before freshman year ends. They are provided with the perfect opportunity in the shape of a Crush Party organized by the coolest girl on campus—Elise (Isabelle Kenet). Their journey there is dotted by colorful and tongue-in-cheek reenactments of their social media, and sprinkled with anecdotes from campus life.

By the end of the night none of the girls have ended up quite where, or with the person, they thought they would. As a dejected Izzy stumbles out of the back seat of the campus officer's car, she questions whether she shouldn't have stayed in to study for her final instead. Everything and everyone looks different in the morning light which brings reconciliations and fresh ideas—maybe what Izzy was looking for was in front of her the whole time! It’s refreshing to see female sexuality presented in such a light, humorous way, and director Emily Cohn captures both the exciting, and the cringey moments all too realistically. The summer ahead looks bright.

—Jule Rozite

CAST & CREDITS

Directed by Emily Cohn

Emily Cohn is a New York City-based filmmaker. She had a web series featured in The New York Times. Tribeca Film Institute funded her first short film, which won Best Drama at the 2012 All American High School Film Festival. CRSHD is her leap into feature-length films.
Director
Emily Cohn
Producer
Emily Cohn, Jennifer George, Abby Pucker, Barrett Rouen
Screenwriter
Emily Cohn
Cinematographer
Saaniya Zaveri
Composer
Matthew Liam Nicholson
Editor
Emily Cohn, Michelle Botticelli
Executive Producer
Judy McGrath
Associate Producer
Michelle Botticelli, Hilary Rosenfeld, Thomas Rowley, Jasper Soloff, Giampaolo Tai
Production Designer
Wulfahrt Blankfield
Animation
Sean Buckelew
Costume Design
Ruth Arden Lewsis, Official Rebrand
1st AD
Jet de Waal
Cast
Isabelle Barbier, Deeksha Ketkar, Sadie Scott, Will Janowitz, L.H. González, Abdul Seidu

CONTACTS

Press Contact
Nathaniel Baruch
Topic
New York, NY 10011
Phone: 917 306 9585
nathaniel.baruch@topic.com
US Sales Contact
Tarek Shoukri
Visit Films
Brooklyn, NY 11238
Phone: 718 312 8210
ts@visitfilms.com
Print Source
Emily Cohn
ESC Productions
New York, NY 10024
Phone: 917 977 1369
escapecohn@gmail.com
International Sales Contact
Tarek Shoukri
Visit Films
Brooklyn, NY 11238
Phone: 718 312 8210
ts@visitfilms.com