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Buyer's Remorse

A Render Studios Short Film

Compulsive purchasing can project the appearance of wealth, social status, and success. That one-click dopamine hit is alluring–until it isn’t.

Buyer’s Remorse explores the saying “money can’t buy happiness” as the lead character’s online shopping habits help her build a dream life—at least that’s how it seems in her product reviews. But what will happen when one bad purchase reveals the thing she’s been avoiding all along?


Awards & Screenings

Southern Shorts Awards • Winter 2020 Drama Award of Excellence Winner https://southernshortsawards.com/

Austin Micro Film Festival • Best Drama Film Award Finalist https://bit.ly/3iqTp16

Capital City Film Festival • Official Selection https://capitalcityfilmfest.com/

Hell's Half Mile Film & Music Festival • Official Selection https://hhmfest.com/

Detroit SheTown Women's Film Festival • Official Selection https://www.detroitshetownfilmfestival.com/


Credits

Featuring Sally Hecksel

Director/Writer/Producer Karen Stefl

Director/Writer/Graphics Garrett Jafano

Director of Photography David Such

Directory of Photography/Editor/Colorist Erick F. Rodenberg

Lighting/Grip/Sound Scott Oberlander

Production Coordinator Lilly Grace Conklin

Score Allen DiCenzo

Audio Post Production Circa Music and Audio Post

Location Special Thanks to Mayberry Homes

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