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Moments From A Sidewalk
Director's statement


I love film! Consuming it and making it! My love for film is a passion like no other a force that's sustained me over the years as a true indie who makes films on my own sweat blood sleepless nights and money that should've gone to my kids' education.. It takes sacrifice creating this life form called film! And it's purely amazing seeing it come to life!

The story in Moments means a lot to me - probably even more as a human being than as an artist. I did befriend this homeless woman who was pouring her soul out singing in the subway on a busy morning when people were just passing her by. I did befriend this homeless man who was sitting outside my office just rocking back & forth as I'd stop next to him to give him some money or a sandwich or a fourleaf clover. I did take my kids to a homeless shelter on a freezing December night when instead of having me a birthday party I cooked a large pot of fresh chicken noodle soup and went in the streets with my kids to feed the homeless. I want the "moments" that I've captured in my film to reach people's hearts just like they reached mine when I lived through them.

With this film I want to communicate strong emotion that's a result from unexpected dramatic turn of events in one's life. I want to present a mosaic of moments that pose uneasy questions about people's perceptions in regards to different aspects of homelessness, questions that don't have a simple answer. I kept my approach of telling the story without many words - Sarah speaks just a handful of times in the entire film, often expressing her emotions through beautiful music - which I always saw as the best depiction of the solitude that homeless people live in.

The film was shot on a brutally cold winter & over 80% of it were exteriors, half of which were nights. Some in parks in the city and along The Charles River where we shot at sub-zero temperatures till 4 am. However the most memorable experience for me was the day when we shot, through the assistance of Boston Public Health Commission, in a real functioning homeless shelter on Long Island in The Boston Harbor. It was nothing short of life-changing!

Moments is a small film but has a lot of heart! I really hope it reaches yours!

Silvia Kovatchev
writer/director

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