Nicola's first short, which eventually went on to become the feature Goodbye, Petrushka.
Claire is a puppet-maker in New York; Thibaut, an ice skater in Paris. Each, in their own way, suffers from depression and creative block. But while one gives in, the other won't give up.
A story about inspiration: having it, losing it, finding it again, and never taking it for granted. (16 min., English and French with English subtitles)
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"Creative Block is immediately and highly relatable ... [in] its two main characters, each viewer can find themselves [and their] decisions, defeat and success ... Determined to return color to Thibaut's life, Claire boards a NYC subway train, the darkness of the subway tunnels giving way to a transcontinental travel to the subways of France ... symbolic in that our passion can transcend all barriers, pushing us farther than we think possible."
— Stephanie Archer, Film Inquiry
FESTIVAL SCREENINGS & ACCOLADES
Art of Brooklyn Film Festival
Yonkers Film Festival
New York Women in Film & Television Shorts Festival
Midnight Film Festival Winner: Best Director
Franklin International Independent Film Festival
Other Venice Film Festival
Oregon Cinema Arts Festival
Massachusetts Independent Film Festival 2 nominations
Kew Gardens Festival of Cinema 3 nominations