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Make You Feel

Director: Starr Nathan

United States, 2023, 9 min

Shooting Format:4K

Festival Year:2024

Category:Narrative Short

Genres:Drama, Romance

Cast:Shauna Harley, Mariah Scott, Perris Howard, Pierrereyon Varnado, Ronald Varnado, Mheri Jackon, Steven Owens, Janelle Reid, Stephan Davis, Tyree Castillo, J.Miah Baird, Samantha Ojo, Courtnie Henson, Andre Ozim

Crew:Writers: Starr Nathan, Kai Bailer. Producer: Kai Bailer. Director of Photography: Lionel Djaowe


Though she's been confident and in control her whole life, a young Brooklyn woman has trouble healing from heartbreak which encourages her to explore the root of her problems instead of only the symptoms that manifest it.

Each stage of her journey presents fluid and poignant storytelling as a stream-of-consciousness with inter-connected vignettes to illustrate a contemporary look into the self-discovery journey love can bring you on.


About the director

Starr Nathan is an award-winning Director, Producer and Writer as well as the Founder of STARRPOWER Entertainment, her own content agency. Through STARRPOWER, she's worked with Nike, The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, NBPA, Just Women's Sports, CNBC, BBC America, Bey Moss and more.

In 2020, Starr made her directorial debut with the short film "Know Me So Well," which premiered nationally on REVOLT TV and earned her the Clio Awards Filmmaker Spotlight Honor. Her subsequent short film, "Motions," premiered at respected festivals including the Martha's Vineyard African American Film Festival, the New York Latino Film Festival, as well as the Chelsea Film Festival, among others.

Before establishing STARRPOWER, Starr led social-first content at BET Networks. As a Senior Producer at Bleacher Report, she launched their first Black History Month campaign. Most recently, at Snapchat, Starr founded "523," a program designed to support and spotlight diverse influencers, which notably boosted Snapchat's stock by 8% within 24 hours of its launch.

Fun fact: Starr is also an NCAA Track & Field All-American. She is bi-coastal between New York City and Los Angeles.


Filmmaker's note

My number one priority is connecting people with how they feel. I speak from what I know – sharing stories that encourage you to be vulnerable, but build character and confidence.

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