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How Does It Start

(short film)

Winner - Best Narrative Short
Sarasota Film Festival
World Premiere — In Competition
Sundance Film Festival
Winner - Best Director
Victory International Film Festival

It’s 1983 and 12-year-old Rain wants sex, the only problem is she has no idea what that means. With her self-absorbed parents distracted by their recent divorce, Rain is left alone to navigate the complexities of love and adulthood, and learns to do it her own way.

Powerful!
— The Advocate
… a touching, sometimes disturbing film
— Flaunt
It’s both wondrous and frightening, and the film captures both that wonder and fear, along with the potent rise and fall and exploration of sexuality and knowledge.
— Screen Anarchy
You truly cannot take your eyes off the screen… Lola Wayne Villa’s nearly solo performance is shattering… bold and intriguing.
— Every Movie Has a Lesson
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