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The Snow is Always Whiter

A courageous exploration of strength and resilience as woman attempts to break free from her abusive partner.
5/5

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Dan Hertzog‘s short drama unfolds as a powerful exploration of an abusive relationship and a woman’s courageous journey to escape its clutches, with Bayarmaa Huselbaatar delivering a compelling performance as Khulan, a Mongolian immigrant who has risen in New York’s fashion industry. Co-starring Ben Hargrave as the abusive Kyle, the narrative skillfully delves into the dark realities of domestic violence, drug addiction, and a woman’s determination to break free.

The film masterfully captures the nuances of their once-loving relationship, contrasting it with the devastating effects of Kyle’s descent into violence and substance abuse. Khulan’s strength and resilience become the focal point, as she reflects on her plan to escape to her homeland, portraying a poignant tale of endurance.

Huselbaatar’s authentic portrayal resonates with emotional depth, bringing to life the heartbreaking yet courageous journey of many individuals trapped in toxic relationships. The cinematography and production values elevate the New York City setting, providing a breathtaking and highly cinematic backdrop to the unfolding drama.

In its brevity, Hertzog’s film manages to convey a powerful message of empowerment, offering a poignant narrative that encourages others facing similar situations to find the strength to leave abusive partners. An incredible short that combines outstanding acting, compelling storytelling, and impactful visuals to create a moving and socially relevant cinematic experience.

Brief Synopsis

Khulan, a rising New York fashionista at the top of her game, is trapped in an abusive relationship with her artist fiancé Kyle. When Kyle misses their lunch date, suspicion of his relapse mounts, and a turbulent clash that evening sets in motion an elaborate plan for her escape. With nowhere left to turn, Khulan sacrifices it all to secretly return home to Mongolia.
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Director(s): Dan Hertzog
Writer(s): Dan Hertzog
Cast: Bayarmaa Huselbaatar, Ben Hargrave, Chris Ferguson, Crystal Chau, Edward Murphy Kelahan, Ron Dizon, Roxanne G.C. Brooks, Saoriegshigt Shigeki, Sumyadorj Huselbaatar, Surlegmaa Undarmaa, Ulziihuu Sanjaa
Producer(s): Andrew Martin, Bayasgalan Lhamsuren, Emily Norovsambuu, Ganna Sanjperenlei Hertzog
Director of Photography: Dan Hertzog
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Runtime: 22 min

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The Snow is Always Whiter

A courageous exploration of strength and resilience as woman attempts to break free from her abusive partner.
5/5

Review

Dan Hertzog‘s short drama unfolds as a powerful exploration of an abusive relationship and a woman’s courageous journey to escape its clutches, with Bayarmaa Huselbaatar delivering a compelling performance as Khulan, a Mongolian immigrant who has risen in New York’s fashion industry. Co-starring Ben Hargrave as the abusive Kyle, the narrative skillfully delves into the dark realities of domestic violence, drug addiction, and a woman’s determination to break free.

The film masterfully captures the nuances of their once-loving relationship, contrasting it with the devastating effects of Kyle’s descent into violence and substance abuse. Khulan’s strength and resilience become the focal point, as she reflects on her plan to escape to her homeland, portraying a poignant tale of endurance.

Huselbaatar’s authentic portrayal resonates with emotional depth, bringing to life the heartbreaking yet courageous journey of many individuals trapped in toxic relationships. The cinematography and production values elevate the New York City setting, providing a breathtaking and highly cinematic backdrop to the unfolding drama.

In its brevity, Hertzog’s film manages to convey a powerful message of empowerment, offering a poignant narrative that encourages others facing similar situations to find the strength to leave abusive partners. An incredible short that combines outstanding acting, compelling storytelling, and impactful visuals to create a moving and socially relevant cinematic experience.

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Brief Synopsis

Khulan, a rising New York fashionista at the top of her game, is trapped in an abusive relationship with her artist fiancé Kyle. When Kyle misses their lunch date, suspicion of his relapse mounts, and a turbulent clash that evening sets in motion an elaborate plan for her escape. With nowhere left to turn, Khulan sacrifices it all to secretly return home to Mongolia.
The Snow is Always Whiter Short Film

Credits

Director(s): Dan Hertzog
Writer(s): Dan Hertzog
Cast: Bayarmaa Huselbaatar, Ben Hargrave, Chris Ferguson, Crystal Chau, Edward Murphy Kelahan, Ron Dizon, Roxanne G.C. Brooks, Saoriegshigt Shigeki, Sumyadorj Huselbaatar, Surlegmaa Undarmaa, Ulziihuu Sanjaa
Producer(s): Andrew Martin, Bayasgalan Lhamsuren, Emily Norovsambuu, Ganna Sanjperenlei Hertzog
Director of Photography: Dan Hertzog
Animation:

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Runtime: 22 min
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