Do Not Go Gentle
2018 / United States / 10 Minutes / Nicole Avenia
“Do Not Go Gentle” is a short film written and directed by Nicole Avenia, starring Jonathan Salisbury and Smaranda Luna. In it, a bereaved man meets a young woman at a desolate hotel room, for reasons that are not initially what they seem. Inspired by the Dylan Thomas poem, “Do not go gentle into that good night,” this is a story about personal loss and the yearning for human connection within the genre of grounded horror.