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Young Bethesda Native Prepares to Direct Short Film

Bethesda resident Nicholas Giuricich, a senior at New York University's Tisch School of the Arts, directs his short film "The Commitment" this March.

Bethesda resident Nicholas Giuricich, a senior at New York University's Tisch School of the Arts, directs his short film "The Commitment" this March. Photo courtesy of Nicholas Giuricich.
Bethesda resident Nicholas Giuricich, a senior at New York University's Tisch School of the Arts, directs his short film "The Commitment" this March. Photo courtesy of Nicholas Giuricich.

Bethesda resident Nicholas Giuricich, a senior at New York University's Tisch School of the Arts, directs his short film The Commitment this March.

An "intense family drama," the film—which Giuricich wrote—"treats the difficult question of whether to stay or to leave the abusive people in one’s life," Giuricich wrote in an email to Patch.

Giuricich grew up in Bethesda and graduated from Walter Johnson High School in 2010. He started taking film classes at Imagination Stage when he was 10 years old, he told Patch.

About his film, Giuricich writes that "[this] short film follows the internal struggle of Lisa Harris, a young woman on the cusp of adulthood. Locked in a never-ending power struggle with her emotionally abusive, recently divorced mother, Lisa seeks to gain independence from her by joining the Army. However, her younger brother teaches her the power of empathy, allowing her to finally connect with her mother in a tender, human way."

The film will be completed this summer, and will be submitted to several national and international film festivals including Cannes, Tribeca and Sundance, Giuricich wrote.

More information about the project and opportunities to assist with it can be found on the project's website: http://nlg239.wix.com/the-commitment-film.

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