• Director

    Michelle Bossy

  • Country, Year, Length

    United States, 2019, 9 min

  • Category

    Short Narrative

  • Format

    Digital (screening) – Digital (shooting)

  • Festival Year


Crew: Producers: Josephine Cashman, Nancy Nagrant, Brenden Hubbard – Screenwriters: Josephine Cashman

Trina wants to tell the man she loves about the invisible illness she hides, but when her imagination gets the best of her, it leads her on a rollercoaster ride of rejection and the worst possible outcomes. Will she give into her fears or will she face them, and at what cost? A story of Love, Rejection, and an Overactive Imagination

Michelle Bossy is a Mexican-American theater and film director. Films Michelle has directed include 18 (premiere, Austin Film Festival), She Grinds Her Own Coffee (St.Louis International Film Festival), and The New 35 (St. Louis International Film Festival, LA Comedy Festival, Atlanta Shorts Fest, Burbank International Festival, among others). She directed music videos for the band Yassou and singer/songwriter Brooke Josephson. Michelle directed the web series There’s a Special Place in Hell for Fashion Bloggers, and the pilot of TeleMamas. Recent films include Friendly Neighborhood Coven, Stag Party, The Crossing, Ladies Lounge, and Miracle Baby. Theater Michelle has directed in New York and internationally includes Lady MacBeth and Her Lover, There and Back, Sex with Strangers, Every Good Girl Deserves Fun, Sex of the Baby, Cloven Tongues, Un Plugged In, South Beach Rapture, and Sarajevo’s Child. She directed the world premiere of Little Monsters and co-created the musical High School Confidential for Primary Stages. Michelle was the Associate Artistic Director of Primary Stages, where she worked for thirteen years. She holds the first undergraduate directing degree from Webster University’s Conservatory of Theatre Arts. Michelle teaches for the Ei nhorn School of Performing Arts (ESPA), NYU, and Syracuse University’s Tepper Semester. Member: Lincoln Center Director’s Lab and SDC.

Filmmaker’s Note

When I first read Incurable’s script, I found it to be a singular offbeat romantic comedy and was elated to be its director. The film is about acceptance: from others, of yourself, and of the little control we have over what may happen in the future. Our writer/lead Josephine Cashman takes a subversive look at what unconditional love means today. By dipping in and out of reality, we show what is on our protagonist’s mind, and ultimately the divide between fantasy and the real w orld. This is a universal experience that we look forward to sharing with our audiences.