Drowning Girl

Work type






USA, 15m, Sony F55                


One night, Roy Lichtenstein's Drowning Girl exits her painting and finds herself inside a museum in New York City. Dripping wet and overwhelmed she experiences our world for the first time.


Writer/Director: Sandra Mitrović

Co-writer: Nic Yulo

Producer: Marc Mayer

Co-Producer: Catherine Kosiba


Director of Photography: Tatjana Krstevski

Editor: Vanja Kovacevic

Production Design: Madeline Rocco

Composer: Aleksandar Rancic

Sound Design: Aleksandar Rancic

Cast: Kelly Fairbrother, Ricardo Burgos   


Contact: Marc Mayer, mdm2209@columbia.edu                                         



About the Writer/Director

Sandra Mitrovic

Sandra Mitrović is an award-winning writer/director from Belgrade, Serbia. She graduated from the London School of Film, Media and Performance in England and is currently completing her MFA in film directing at Columbia University in New York City. She has been involved in the production of many short films. Her short film Ostoja Will Move Your Piano screened at festivals worldwide, winning four Jury Awards for Best International Short Film.



About the Co-writer

Nic Yulo

Nic Yulo is a writer/director based in New York City. Originally from the Philippines, she was awarded an Adobe Design Achievement Award for Film & Video, and is a former New York Women in Film & Television Scholarship Awardee. Her short script Changelings was a finalist at the BlueCat Screenplay Competition and her most recent film Horizon won a Breaking Barriers Award for Female Filmmakers.



About the Producer

Marc Mayer

Marc Mayer is a Creative Producing MFA Candidate at Columbia University. He is currently interning at WME in Los Angeles. While at Columbia he has produced, written, and directed many short films. Prior to pursuing his MFA, Marc worked as an analyst for Showtime Networks, HarperCollins, and Random House. Marc attended Wake Forest University where he received his BS in Finance from the Wayne Calloway School of Business and Accountancy.