Directed by Jack Bryan
New York, NY
Sonja met fellow writer Jack Bryan as a student at Eugene Lang, a division of New School University, and a collaboration was born. Since then, they have worked together, steadily. Their first project, STRUCK, was initially conceived as a play.
Ultimately, the decision to work in film was part logistics, part desire to produce a record of their on-set experiences as first-time filmmakers.
STRUCK investigates the dynamics of an intimate relationship, marred by drug addiction. Shot almost entirely in Mr. Bryan’s former Upper West Side apartment (a decision that ultimately cost him his tenant status) the film captures the claustrophobia inherent within a drug-addled relationship as much as it does the essence of New York City in early spring: Grey, paranoid, impatient.
View trailer on Vimeo.