“The Deja Vuers” (2016) | Short Film

In this award-winning short fantasy/comedy, a man who experiences deja vu when he spots a woman sitting on a park bench – a woman he remembers from a dream but has never met. When their paths finally cross, a portal opens which takes each of their lives in unexpected directions.

Directed by: Chris Esper
Screenplay by: Jason K. Allen
Cast: Christie Devine, Kris Salvi, Craig Capone, JP Valenti & Adam Miller
Director of Photography: Evan Schneider
Edited by: Chris Esper
Sound: Andrew Marsden
Music by: Steven Lanning-Cafaro

Awards & Honors
Number 10 on The Top 20 Short Films of 2016 by A Word of Dreams
Rated Number 1 short film trailer on UK Film Review
Official Selection, Short to the Point International Short Film Festival (Bucharest, Romania) (2017)
Winner of Best Actor (Kris Salvi), Best Short Comedy and Best Picture, West Coast Film Awards (Malibu, CA) (2017)
Official Selection, Los Angeles Cinefest (Los Angeles, CA) (2017)
Official Selection, Lake View International Film Festival (India) (2017)
Winner of Audience Award for Best Regional Comedy, SENE Film, Arts & Music Festival (Providence, RI) (2017)
Official Selection, Silicon Beach Film Festival (Marina del Ray, CA) (2017)
Screening at the Festival de Cannes Short Film Corner (Cannes, France) (2017)
Runner-up Winner for Best Cinematography Short-Short, Action on Film International Film Festival (Las Vegas, NV) (2017)
Official Selection, Leah’s Indie Film Series (Portsmouth, NH) (2017)
Finalist, TEXAS Ultimate Shorts (Houston, TX) (2017)
Official Selection, Red Phoenix Underground Film Festival (PA) (2017)
Official Selection, Meraki International Indian Short Film Festival (India) (2017)
Official Selection, Jersey Shore Film Festival (Asbury Park, NJ) (2017)
Official Selection, Macoproject Online Shorts Festival (2017)
Nominated for Best Comedy Short Film and Best Filmmaker of 2017 on Screen Critix
Official Selection, Massachusetts Independent Film Festival (Cambridge, MA) (2017)
Nominated for Best Music (Steven Lanning-Cafaro), Sanford International Film Festival (Sanford, ME) (2017)
Official Selection, Shawna Shea Memorial Film Festival (Cambridge, MA) (2017)
Official Selection, Boston Comedy Festival Funny Shorts (Somerville, MA) (2017)
Official Selection, Boston Galactic STARS (Boston, MA) (2017)
Nominated for Best Actor (Kris Salvi), Maverick Movie Awards (Los Angeles, CA) (2017)
Winner of Third Place for Best Picture, Iconic Film Festival (Arlington, MA) (2017)
Official Selection, SNOB Film Festival (Concord, NH) (2017)
Winner of Platinum Award, Oregon International Film Awards (2017)
Winner of Best Comedy Fantasy Short, Hollywood International Media Festival (Hollywood, CA) (2017)

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