SFFS/KRF Filmmaking Grant Winner: Short Term 12
Short Term 12
Director: Destin Cretton
Producer: Asher Goldstein
Awarded $79,000 for postproduction Fall 2012
Short Term 12 is an acutely observed portrait of a foster care facility
for at risk teenagers. Told with immediacy, uncanny accuracy, and almost
no sentimentality, this is a story both of the children who live at the home
– and of the staff members who care for them.
Destin Daniel Cretton’s fourth short film Short Term 12, won the Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival in 2009. He wrote a feature screenplay of the same title and was one of five to win a 2010 Nicholl Screenwriting Fellowship from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Destin's feature film directorial debut, I Am Not a Hipster, premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in 2012.
Asher Goldstein is an award-winning filmmaker who has written for several online publications, including The Huffington Post. His experience in the indie-film business spans various aspects of production, sales, and packaging. Asher has several projects under his belt, including Destin Cretton's I Am Not a Hipster. He graduated with Honors from NYU's Maurice Kanbar Institute of Film & Television with a B.F.A. in Film & Television Production.