Chemistry of Mood

Work type





 - E

USA, 14m, Digital


New Age lifestyle guru Cara thinks she “knows her wound,” but discovers the path to healing is full of unexpected twists and turns.


Director/Producer: Nona Schamus
Writer/Producer: Ryan Craver
Director of Photography: Daisy Zhou
Editor: Nona Schamus
Composer: Tristan Rodman
Key Cast: Naian Gonzalez Norvind, Sandy Honig, Betsy Aidem, Birgit Huppuch, Midori Francis

Contact: Nona Schamus



About the Director/Producer

Nona Schamus is a Brooklyn-based director and editor with an MFA from the Columbia University Film Program in Directing. Short films they have edited have been in the official selection at New Orleans Film Festival, South by Southwest, Slamdance and Maryland Film Festival, among others. Their film After Prom was an official selection at the 2018 Provincetown Film Festival.

About the Writer/Producer

Ryan Craver is a Columbia MFA Directing concentrate from Mooresville, North Carolina. His heart has never left his grandma’s driveway. His work explores queerness’s place in the Southern family. He wrote and produced Molt, which premiered at the 2018 Palm Springs International Shortfest and wrote and directed Truck Slut, which premiered at the New Orleans Film Festival.




Saturday, May 18, 3 pm
Walter Reade Theater



Program E Encore: Sunday, May 19, 2 pm, Lenfest Center for the Arts; Free and open to the public