On The Cusp, Longlist - Short Film - Fiction

Niko & Eleanor

Samantha Severin


Logline: Niko moves into the attic of an unknowing woman with Alzheimer’s. As he lives off of her and pawns her belongings for cash, the two form a surprising symbiotic relationship.

Samantha Severin is a writer and director based in New York City. Her first short film "Blue" premiered on NOWNESS in 2019.