Being Here
Short and Feature Film


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Writer and Director Sydney O’Haire
Producer and Actor Melisa Breiner-Sanders

Unsure if she’s ready to re-enter the real world, Charlie battles her internal demons and finds family in a place she’d least expect: rehab.

Inspired by true events, “Being Here” follows the life of Charlie, a young woman in her late 20s, as her three months in a drug and alcohol rehabilitation facility are coming to a close. In fear of leaving her newfound safety bubble, Charlie resists moving on from rehab — defaulting to all of her unhealthy coping mechanisms that brought here there in the first place.
Short Film currently on Festival circuit
Feature film shooting Summer 2020

Winner - Best Chicago Drama - Windy City Film Festival
Winner - Best Student Film - The Magnolia Independent Film Festival
Semi-Finalist - Bermuda International Film Festival (Academy Award qualifying)
Winner - Best Director- New Jersey Recovery Film Festival
Official Selection SOHO International Film Festival, Newark International Film Festival, and Berkshire Film Festival