Winner of the NEW YORK INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL, BEST FILM SHORT
“Crystal’s Performance is impassioned without bluster…sensitive without sentimentality- a constantly involving characterization that moves seamlessly from scene to scene to climax. Remarkable.”
– Arthur Ross (Writers Guild Award Winner)
“Dark Comedy with Spiritual depth. I thought about this film days after the screening.”
– Tyler Anckron, NYIFF audience member
Alex’s son dies in a car accident and comes back to tell her he’s okay. Her doctor tells her she will never walk again. She has split ends. She and a friend from work have gained weight. Her husband who used to want a divorce, doesn’t now. And when arriving to comfort her, her mother and friends end up comforting each other. Alexandria now realizes why she’s always hated the saying “Have A Nice Day.”
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This film is not available for purchase, only available for rental. Each rental will allow you two redeemable viewings of the film. Please enjoy!
Marlene Daybell –
Dark Comedy. Realistic hard life situation made humorous. So many memorable 1 liners.
Jenna Henderson, Joplin, Missouri –
This short has a dreamlike quality to some tough situations, we very much enjoyed this film short. We loved the opening scene in the field when the two women have that surreal exchange. It reminded me of the movie “Sliding Doors.’ It was a very different kind of comedy and we watched it twice. I even liked it better the second time and understood more.
G. Lauren –
Pleasantly surprised with this short. Seen the main actress, Crystal, before in Hard Bodies is what drew me to renting it. It is a lot of fun and surreal. Delightfully dark. Good job guys.
I really enjoyed this film. This short has many interesting elements and was executed very well. It was clever, funny, and made you think. I highly recommend!
Jennifer Quinn –
Amazing how deep and meaningful a short film can be!! This was amazing. I was captivated by Crystal and mesmerized by the cinematic shots and vivid colors . The director really did a good job capturing both practical yet artistic shots. SO GOOD! Congratulations!
Vit Garzeski –
This short film captured my heart and soul. It’s filled with the type of symbolism that demands multiple viewings; it’s like a work of art or a poem. The lead actress really shines. I’m so glad I happened upon this work of brilliance!
Jo Parendo –
I had seen this movie when it was first out, and I remember liking it. I’m so grateful for the chance to see it again, because I enjoyed it even more the second time around. It is darkly comic, alternately moving and silly. There are some very good performances in this movie. Some funny parts pop out of nowhere, catching you by surprise.
If you like short films, I definitely recommend this. Shorts don’t have time to hold your hand and explain things at length, so the character development and action is hinted at more than shown. If you find that interesting and exhilarating rather than confusing, congratulations! Short films are for you! And if short films are for you, I think you’ll love Have A Periwinkle Day! 😀
susan.claire (verified owner) –
Pretty obvious why this movie is award-winning! “I noticed you were getting a little bulbous . . . ok, me, I’m getting bulbous ” Haha! Got a kick from the nightclub scene and the music was good throughout the film. I recognized a couple of the same great songs from the “Thank Ya Baby” album. It was a sad story and I got choked up a couple of times – you know when – but then it went from sad to absurd so I was fine and chuckled with the reveal scene.
Julienne Dallara (verified owner) –
Kudos to the lead actress for writing and starring in this film. Crystal Martell can convey humor to pathos with a twitch of a patrician eyebrow, then get down and dirty in the next moment. The dreamy mood cuts brilliantly from the grim picture of the wheelchair and losing her son, to the real comedy of friends’ need to be consoled more than be the consolers . My favorite moment, so steeped in reality, is where the doctor speaks across the patient to the guest sitting at bedside, “…never walk again.” How I wished I had replied, “I think she’s talking to me!” when I was in the hospitalized! Martell finds the humor in every situation, with twists no one could see coming.
A shout out to veteran actress Arlene Golonka, doing a beautiful job of bringing to life the relationship Martell sets up. They should go on the road as a duo – their work is that seamless.
A must-see for anyone who appreciates smart comedy!
BOBBI BARBERA (verified owner) –
I very much love watching an actor with such range! Going from scene to scene watching her range of emotion left a lasting impression on me of Ms. Shaw Martell. I was especially moved by the scene between Ms. Shaw Martell and Ms. Arlene Golonka. Brilliant!
I did watch the short film twice and I was impressed that this option was offered…that was a great idea! I have never seen that offered before. It helped me catch a few things I did not see on the first view, not to give it away, but I did find at least 2 Periwinkle messages, aka, periwinkle happy faces.
Okay, now…can I see it one more time please 🙂
Richard M. (verified owner) –
Great short film! Enjoyed it. Perfect for its timing and was intriguing too!