Mysterious and visually captivating, “In Absentia” is an anthology series of contemporary, dark folk tales that focus on the absence of life’s normal order.
All things fade. Nothing lasts…Your perception of the world around you is not what you think. In Absentia is an anthology series of seemingly unconnected stories consisting of drama, science fiction, horror and psychological thriller. Set in the not too distant future, the show will expose you to a myriad of tales that focus on characters confronted with the absence of both the material and the intangible. These narratives will bring you face to face with a couple’s romantic escapade turned dark, a connection between strangers that goes past the physical into the cerebral, and a lone woman’s experience of a catastrophic, world-changing event. In Absentia challenges our expectations of life and the mysteries it holds by turning the ordinary world on its head.
Ethan Kogan (Univ. of Michigan, RADA) & Jessica Silvetti (NYU Tisch) have been writing and directing together for several years. They both have very strong backgrounds in theater, both spending a significant amount of time in the Los Angeles based company, The Actors' Gang. In their first feature film, PROBLEM OF EVIL (2014), they led a tremendously talented cast into a production where the entire script was dramatically improvised with stellar results. They have gone on to write and direct numerous short films with successful festival runs including, POOR MAN'S MERMAID (2015), for which they won the Remi Award at the WorldFest Houston International Film festival.
Their latest project, IN ABSENTIA, is currently making festival rounds and racking up nominations, including a nomination for Best Writing for a Web Series at the 25th RAINDANCE FILM FESTIVAL, in London. IN ABSENTIA, also won a Remi Award at WorldFest Houston International Film Festival earlier in 2017.