38^ Lovers Film Festival


by Michael Glover Smith, Alyssa Thordarson
Country: USA
Year: 2023
Duration: 17'

December is coming and Christmas is already in the air. A young, agoraphobic woman begins to exchange letters with the guest of the Airbnb next to her. Will this relationship develop into something more by the time the holidays arrive?


film director

Michael Glover Smith

Michael Glover Smith (1975) has written and directed the short films At Last, Okemah! (2009), The Catastrophe (2011), Paper Planes (codirected by Alyssa Thordarson, 2023) and the feature films Cool Apocalypse (2015), Mercury in Retrograde (2017), Rendezvous in Chicago (2018) and Relative (2022). Over the course of his career, he has received various prizes such as the Siskel Center’s Star Filmmaker’s Award. He has also written a book on the history of cinema, Flickering Empire (2015).

Alyssa Thordarson

Alyssa Thordarson, actor, screenwriter and director, has appeared in various successful TV series, such as "Chicago Med", "Empire" and "The Chi". She debuted as a screenwriter with After: A Love Story (2022), directed by Clare Cooney. The first short film she directed was Paper Planes (2023), co-directed by Michael Glover Smith.


& Credits

Sceneggiatura/Screenplay Alyssa Thordarson
Montaggio/Editing Eric Marsh
Fotografia/Photography Pouya Shahbazi
Suono/Sound Cameron Crumley
Musica/Music Trev Gibb
Interpreti/Cast Shaina Schrooten, Alyssa Thordarson
Produttore/Producer Michael Glover Smith, Alyssa Thordarson