Through the prism of J, notions of in-between-ness, be that gender, national/ cultural identity, or indeed the very puzzling idea(s) of “home”, are explored.

Fourteen-year-old J goes by the pronoun ‘They” and lives with their parents in the suburbs of Chicago. J is exploring their gender identity while taking hormone blockers to postpone puberty. After two years of medication and therapy, J has to make a decision whether or not to transition. Over this crucial weekend while their parents are away, J’s sister Lauren and her maybe/maybe-not Iranian partner Araz arrive to take care of J. During this time together, J, Lauren and Araz form an intimate family unit. Each character is in a state of suspension, of being in-between, of not belonging. J voices what all three feel: a reluctance to change, a desire to remain in childhood where innocence is still possible even as it recedes into the distance



In Post-Production


Written and Directed by

Anahita Ghazvinizadeh


Produced by

Zoe Sua Cho

Simone Ling


In Association with

Leeden Media

Grasswood Media



Rhys Fehrenbacher

Koohyar Hosseini

Nicole Coffineau



Carolina Costa


Anahita Ghazvinizadeh

Dean Gonzalez


Production Designer

Yong Ok Lee



Vincent Gillioz


Sound design

Tom Haigh