how far she went

writer / producer



An unflinching look at family, personal sacrifice, and the lengths we will go for those we love. Adapted from the Flannery O'Connor Award-winning short story by Mary Hood.

Written & Produced by Chloe Lenihan for her Columbia University M.F.A. Thesis

Directed by Ugla Hauksdóttir

Co-produced by Ben Leonberg & Chandra C. Silver

Cinematography by Markus Englmair

Production Design by Martina Crivella

Casting by Jon Goracy

Sound Design by Larry Zipf

Sound Mix by Skip Lievsay / Warner Bros. Sound

Starring: Johanna Day (2x TONY Nominee), Will Pullen (Aaron Sorkin’s To Kill A Mockingbird), Jordyn DiNatale (Martin Scorsese’s The Irishman), Carl Lundstedt (Grey’s Anatomy), and Super the dog


Director's Guild of America “Best Female Filmmaker Student Award”

“Best Student Film” - South Dakota Film Festival, 2017

“Best Student Film” -15th Annual BendFilm Festival, 2017

“Audience Appreciation Award” - Short Film Festival @ North Shore Towers, 2017

“IFP Audience Award” - Columbia University Film Festival, 2016

“Students Selects Award” - Columbia University Film Festival, 2016

“Faculty Honors” - Columbia University Film Festival, 2016

42nd Cleveland International Film Festival - USA, 2018

Newport Beach Film Festival, USA, 2018
Palm Springs International Shortfest, USA, 2017
42nd Atlanta Film Festival, USA, 2017
15th Annual BendFilm Festival - USA, 2017
South Dakota Film Festival - USA, 2017
19th Landshut Short Film Festival, Germany, 2018
Dallas International Film Festival, USA, 2017
USA Film Festival - Finalist - USA, 2017
LA Shorts International Film Festival, USA, 2017
Reykjavík International Film Festival, Iceland, 2017
Minimalen Short Film Festival, Norway, 2017
Nordisk Panorama, Sweden, 2016
San José International Short Film Festival, USA, 2017
Pittsburgh Shorts Film Festival, USA, 2017
Dam Short Film Festival, USA, 2018
Clare Island Film Festival, Ireland, 2017
Short Film Festival @ North Shore Towers, USA, 2017


BTS photos courtesy of Matt Powers