A Shattering

  • Director

    Jan Jalenak

  • Country, Year, Length

    United States, 2023, 19:53

  • Category

    Narrative Short

  • Format


  • Festival Year


Film Screening & Ticket Information

When & Where to See this Film!

ACCEPTANCE: 6 films about accepting the outcome.

April 22, 2024 @ 7:00PM • Kaufman Astoria Studios – Zukor Theatre

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A carefully constructed marriage implodes when an unexpected call unleashes a fragility and pain that have been simmering for years.

Starring Scott Cohen and Kelly Wolf
Jan Jalenak, Director, You Can Kiss Me
Jan Jalenak, Writer, You Can Kiss Me
Baby Doll Films, Producer, You Can Kiss Me
Janet Huey, Producer, The Well, Animal Attraction, Consider the Lilies, Love Abridged, Tuesdays with Brian
Scott Cohen, Key Cast, “Douglas”, 10th Kingdom, The Other Woman, Gilmore Girls, South Mountain, Kissing Jessica Stein, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, The Americans, The Fix and more
Kelly Wolf, Key Cast, “Melissa”, For the People, Margaret, Parenthood, A Day in October, Graveyard Shift

Director Statement

I believe in bringing to light the truth of love and pain and devastation and joy and the messiness of our lives, that moves us to feel and be alive whether we are feeling pain or ecstasy or frustration or anger and whether that manifests in tears or laughter, whether watching the film is pure escape or discovery of a self-awareness, or even a really good time. And to be able to do that with a beautiful team of artists and crew is a dream come true.

Director Biography

Jan Jalenak grew up In Memphis, TN and started out in NYC as an actor and playwright. As a writer, her plays have been seen in NY in theaters including Greenwich Street Theatre, Studio theatre Playwrights Horizons, The Actors Studio, Naked Angels, the Robert Moss Theater, and the Gene Frankel Theatre, among others. Jan is a graduate of NYU and is a lifetime member of the Actors Studio and New Circle Theatre Company. Her acting training with the inimitable Sanford Meisner at the Neighborhood Playhouse in the 80’s instilled a fearlessness to dig deeper with both her acting and writing. After raising two wonderful daughters, Jan is happy to be back in the saddle in theater and film. After her award winning short, You Can Kiss Me, this film, A Shattering, is the second of what she plans to be many creations on the screen.