A man approaching middle age decides to change his life. A rising young attorney`s plans are thrown into disarray as the result of a single act. A woman faces her husband`s infidelity. An envious businessman seeks revenge on a cheerful coworker and an optimistic young cleaning woman awaits a miracle. Just the ebb and flow of daily New York life: chaotic, isolated, diffuse.
Or is it? How can we know what effect we have on a passing stranger? What if the smallest gesture can change the course of someone`s life? Perhaps fate is in fact a product of the choices we make -how we choose to accept seemingly random events, whether or not we opt to see the interconnectedness of things. Perhaps, too, there really is a light at the end of the tunnel, even if we can`t see it yet. –Mongrel Media
Jill Sprecher is an American film director, producer and writer.
A graduate from University of Wisconsin–Madison with a degree in philosophy and literature, Sprecher relocated to New York to study film.
In addition to being a director, she has worked as a coordinator, production manager and line producer on both studio and independent features, often to pay the bills for her own film efforts. She studied film directing with Robert Wise and, prior to making her directorial debut with Clockwatchers (1997), she studied improvisational technique in Manhattan. For five years she served as a judge for CableACE Awards. Clockwatchers debuted at the Sundance Film Festival and went on to screen at over a dozen international festivals. It won a Best Film prize at the Torino International Festival of Young Cinema of 1997.
Next up was Thirteen Conversations About One Thing, (executive produced by Michael Stipe) a film that received more attention and critical… read more