Director: Eva Vives
Screenwriters: Eva Vives


Nina Geld is an up-and-coming comedian in New York City. She’s funny, smart and has worked hard to build a career for herself in the male-dominated world of stand-up. When it comes to romantic relationships though, Nina’s life is a mess. When we meet her, she has picked up a random guy in a bar and brought him home, only to find Joe, a married policeman, waiting for her against her wishes. Unable to stand up for herself, Nina sleeps with Joe again, bringing up old issues of self-hatred. In therapy, Nina decides to focus on work and later gets Larry Michaels, producer of the legendary television show, SNL, to come see Nina’s stand-up. Amazingly, he asks Nina to audition! She will need to create five characters/impersonations and move to LA to audition. In LA, she meets Rafe Moreno, a dream-come-true, quintessential good-guy who makes all of Nina feel good. But when Joe shows up in LA unexpectedly, Nina has to deal with her past. She has a breakdown on stage and reveals a history of abuse that has driven her reckless behavior. Finally confronting the truth in such a public setting has terrifying and unexpectedly liberating consequences.

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