Distribution by EnMaze Pictures as part of "Stories in New York"

After their mutual friends cancel at the last second, two couples that have never met survive
an unforgettable evening of embarrassing moments, strange behavior and hidden agendas.  

Abbie Cancelled, 16 min 2009
WRITTEN & DIRECTED by Jessica Sue Burstein & Robbie Norris
STARRING Monica Knight, Stacie Theon, Craig Glantz, Yuval Boim
PRODUCED by Bartow Church  CINEMATOGRAPHY by Graham Willoughby  EDITING by Abbie Carson

Abbie Cancelled Trailer

Abbie Cancelled Film

“The gags are good, but what’s really impressive is the way Burstein
and Norris manage to pluck emotional chords while keeping their characters utterly tetchy.”

“A night of squirm-inducing awkwardness.” “A surprising astute situational comedy.”
“Norris and Burstein capture the common early midlife crisis of late twenty-something middle class yuppies.”
“The mix of absurd and situational realism make ‘Abbie Cancelled’ a fine example of the short film medium.”

“A farce fit for the times” “The recognizable 2009 equivalent of the neurotic,
high-strung New Yorkers Woody Allen caricatured more than 30 years ago”

"Abbie Cancelled" opens for "Annie Hall" by Woody Allen as part of the Movies with a View Series at the Brooklyn Bridge Park!

Sundance Film Festival 2009 January 15-25 Park City, Utah 
Movies with a View Summer Series 2010 Brooklyn Bridge Park July 8, Brooklyn, NY
BAMcinemaFEST 2009 June 17- July2 Brooklyn, NY
CFC Worldwide Short Film Festival 2009 June 16-21 Toronto, Canada

Florida Film Festival 2009 March 27-April 5 Orlando
Florida Sarasota Film Festival 2009 March 27-April 5 Sarasota, Florida 
NYWIFT Swan Day 2009 March 28 New York, NY
Arizona International Film Festival 2009 April 16-26 Tucson, Arizona
Hamburg International Short Film Festival 2009June 2-8 Hamburg, Germany
Long Island International Film Expo 2009 July 9-19 Bellmore, NY
CFC A World of Shorts August 19, 2009 Toronto, Canada
Alt.pictureshows ’09 Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego August 27, San Diego, CA
Marbella International Film Festival 2009 October 1-4 Marbella, Spain
Hamptons International Film Festival 2009 October 8-12 East Hampton, NY
24 FPS International Short Film Festival 2009 November 6-7 Abilene, Texas
Film Independent Cinema Lounge 2010 January 19 Los Angeles, CA
Carolina Film and Video Festival 2010 February 24-27 Greensboro, NC
Women with Vision 2010 Walker Art Center March 14 Minneapolis, MN
Delray Beach Film Festival 2010 March 22-28 Delray Beach, Florida
Great River Film Festival 2010 March 26-27 Denison University, Granville, OH
Kent Film Festival 2010 April 22-25 Kent, CT
Rincon International Film Festival 2010 April 20-24 Puerto Rico
FEMINA International Film Festival 2010 June 7-13 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Co-writer/director Jessica Sue Burstein at the Brooklyn Bridge Park screening of "Abbie Cancelled".