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3.4
51 Ratings

Person to Person

Directed by Dustin Guy Defa
United States, 2014
Short

Synopsis

Waking up the morning after hosting a party, a man discovers a stranger passed out on his floor. He spends the rest of the day trying to convince her to leave.

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Person to Person Directed by Dustin Guy Defa

Awards & Festivals

Berlin International Film Festival

2014 | Winner: DAAD Short Film Award

SXSW Film Festival

2014 | Winner: Narrative Short (Special Jury Award)

AFI FEST

2014

Critics reviews

…Another short of note, far less sinister in character, was Dustin Guy Defa’s Person to Person, illustrating a Brooklyn record store owner’s story of trying to get a hung-over young woman out of his apartment on the day after a party, the part played with sad-eyed, affable incredulity by Defa’s former roommate, Bene Coopersmith, whose presence anchors this perfect, pocket-sized comic character study in harassed decency.
May 28, 2014
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Defa’s eye is imaginatively curious—the woman, on Bene’s fire escape, gets a point-of-view shot, of treetops and wires, that evokes volumes in a glance—and as the light fades and the workday runs out, he seems to capture something vital and ironic about time itself.
March 17, 2014
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