Thanks to Her was originally written as a feature length film when Sam Orlowski was still a student at the University of Pittsburgh, but spliced into a 20 page short film in order to finish a solid piece while still in school. The short film was released in September 2020 and followed Millie Blake and Andy Wellick’s altercation and then friendship blossom. Andy is an out and proud student, both gay and asexual, she opens Millie up to a world that isn’t the heterosexual normative one she is used to. Although not the full story that was originally written, the release went extraordinarily well.

We released the short on YouTube at the end of September 2020. Since then it has garnered over 700,000 views and hundreds of comments from fans around the world. The outpour of support is direct evidence that there is a demand for the story to continue and be extended into the feature length vision. Watch the short and check out the rest of the website for more information about next steps!