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The Aspirant

Writer, Producer, and Composer:

Michael A. Levine

Director: Adam Orton


In the world of New California, brilliant young Aspirant Mathilda falls in love with her therapist/priest Elder, Jerome. But he rejects her because they are decades apart in age and Elder/Aspirant relations are strictly forbidden.

Audio available upon request.

The Aspirant has won 19 festival Awards including:


  • New York Independent Cinema Awards

  • Tokyo International Short Film Festival

  • London Indie Shorts

  • Chicago Indie Film Awards

  • Venice Shorts

  • International SciFi & Fantasy Film Festival

  • Toronto Indie Shorts

  • Santa Monica Shorts 

  • Cannes International Independent Film Festival

  • Gainescon International Festival

  • Vegas Shorts

  • IndieFEST Film Awards

  • Iowa Motion Picture Awards 

  • Toronto Independent Film Festival

  • JellyFest

  • San Francisco Indie Short Festival 

  • New York Tri-State Film Festival

  • Tokyo Shorts

  • California Indies

  • Roma Shorts

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