I Feel Stupid is a short film about Lein, an inexperienced 15 year-old, who is confronted with a sexually charged reality when Amber steps into the picture.
with Sophia Rose Vail, Samantha Mccullough, Samuel Wyatt, and Mandell Butler
Directed by Milena Pastreich
Screenplay by Ana Lily Amirpour
Story by Milena Pastreich and Ana Lily Amirpour
Director of Photography: Dagmar Weaver-Madsen
Edited by Alex O'Flinn
Production Designer: Brian Nevins
Costume Designer: Garrett Bradley
Casting Director: Brad Gilmore
Produced by Soraya Sélène, Sina Sayyah, and Milena Pastreich
Executive Producers: Paul Leu and Maurice Kanbar
Included in 2013/2014 PBS television series "Film School Shorts."
2012 UCLA Spotlight Award Winner, nominated for 2013 Independent Vision Awards: Short Subject Narrative and The Jack Nance Breakthrough Performance Award, nominated for a 2012 Artios Award by Casting Society of America
official selection: 2013 Braunschweig International Film Festival, 2013 Hamburg International Short Film Festival, 2013 Visionfest, 2013 London Independent Film Festival, 2013 International Filmfestival of the Filmacademy Vienna, 2013 Athens International Film + Video Festival (Ohio), 2012 Carmel Art and Film Festival.