One of the directors, Stefanie Abel Horowitz previously directed theater for nearly a decade before pivoting to film. She was determined to tell important stories through her work like her previous short film, sometimes, i think about dying, a story about a woman’s existential crisis with death, which premiered at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival.
As a former babysitter and a child of therapists, Horowitz thought about the concept of death and grief and that conversation with children. Let’s Be Tigers tells the story of Avalon, who is still processing the loss of her mother, but is put in charge of a 4-year-old for one night. She unexpectedly finds more comfort than she ever could have expected.
The Nerds of Color guest host Michael Lee got to chat with about the project and her connection to the story.
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