Tiny Furniture

2010 | 98 minutes | NR | IMDb

Directed by Lena Dunham

Cinematography by Jody Lee Lipes

Starring Lena Dunham, Laurie Simmons, Grace Dunham, David Call, Alex Karpovsky, Jemima Kirke, Amy Seimetz & Merritt Wever

Premiered at the 2010 SXSW Film Festival

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Synopsis

22-year-old Aura (Dunham) returns home to her artist mother's TriBeCa loft with the following: a useless film theory degree, 357 hits on her Youtube page, a boyfriend who's left her to find himself at Burning Man, a dying hamster, and her tail between her legs. Luckily, her trainwreck childhood best friend never left home, the restaurant down the block is hiring, and ill-advised romantic possibilities lurk around every corner. Surrounded on all sides by what she could become, Aura just wants someone to tell her who she is.. (Google Play)

Notes

Filmed in Brooklyn and New York City

Shot on the Canon 7D Mark II

"Choosing to shoot on the Canon 7D was a bold move on [director] Lena [Dunham's] and [d.p.] Jody [Lee Lipes's] part. At the time of production there were few (if any) rental houses in New York supporting the new hybrid-SLR cameras as movie cameras."
-- Joe Anderson, Filmmaker Magazine

Budget: $65,000

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