Esme, My Love

  • Director

    Cory Choy

  • Country, Year, Length

    United States, 2021, 1 hour 45 minutes

  • Category

    Narrative Feature

  • Format


  • Festival Year


Film Screening & Ticket Information

When & Where to See this Film!

Date, Time & Location:

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 6TH •  11:00 am – 1:00 pm
KAS Zukor • 35th St. • Long Island City, NY 11106


Esme, My Love: a haunting meditation on memory, loss, and familial love.


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When Hannah notices the symptoms of a terminal and painful illness in her aloof daughter, Esme, she decides to take her on a trip to their abandoned family farm in a desperate attempt to connect before they have to say goodbye.


  • Cory Choy, Director
  • Laura Allen, Writer
  • Cory Choy, Writer
  • Cory Choy, Producer
  • Elizabeth Watson, Producer
  • Audrey Grace Marshall, Key Cast, “Esme”
  • Stacey Weckstein, Key Cast

Director Statement

How far would you go to prevent someone you love from suffering?

Inspired by true events and rooted in a family’s history and lore, “Esme, My Love” explores the relationship between mother and daughter — a suspenseful meditation on love, loss, duality, family, and magic.

Director’s Statement re: Women In Film:
I recognize that women are underrepresented in film, both on and off-screen. And while I didn’t set out with this explicit intention, I am very proud to have made a movie exploring the relationship between parent and child that stars only women (one of whom is a little girl), and was co-written and co-edited by women, with cinematography by a woman, and features a score composed by women.

Director Biography

Cory Choy is an Emmy Award-winning sound mixer, producer, owner of Silver Sound in NYC, eternal optimist/believer in the human spirit, husband to Rachel, and father to Grace and Jakob. “Esme, My Love” is his feature-length narrative directorial debut. He is currently working on an animated feature-length musical, “The Champion,” with, of all people, his mother.