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Poster designed by Heather Mckenna.

Poster designed by Heather Mckenna.

"One of Flavorpill's favorites..."—Flavorpill, NYC

"Features brave performances by Ms. Burstein and Franz Maria Quitt. The actors shed more than just their clothes in portraying these characters who are lost in the world and in search of intimacy." 
 - The Princeton Packet, NJ
 "Refreshingly authentic, with all the awkwardness and guardedness that actually takes place in real life"
 —Movie Reviews from a Spiritual Perspective, Tucson AZ

"A film filled with sexual tension and two very strong performances by its two leads."
 —Reel Salazars, NYC 

WCTC Radio Interview Central Jersey
  KXCI Radio Interview, Tucson AZ
 Encore, Wilmington NC
 Star News, Wilmington NC

Dreaming on location in Rincon, Puerto Rico.

BEST SHORT FILM Cape Fear Independent Film Festival 2013, Wilmington, CA
FINALIST HollyShorts Film Festival 2013, Hollywood, CA
AWARD OF MERIT Women's Independent Film Festival 2013, West Hollywood, CA
HONORABLE MENTION New Jersey International Film Festival 2013, New Brunswick, NJ
Big Apple Film Festival 2012 Tribeca Cinemas, NYC
La Femme Film Festival 2012, Hollywood, CA
Arizona International Film Festival 2013, Tucson, AZ
Rincon International Film Festival 2013, Rincon, PR
Evolution Film Festival 2013, Palma De Mallorca, SPAIN
Master of Filming Awkwardness Lab 2013, Brooklyn, NY
NYWIFT Screening Series 2013, Anthology Film Archives, NYC
FILMGYM Screening Numba 10.1 2013, NYC
Hollyshorts NYC Screening Series 2014, Brooklyn, NY
THESS International Short Film Festival 2014, Thessaloniki, Greece

A beautiful portrait of temporary intimacy between two strangers that meet traveling abroad.

CHICKEN, 26 min 2012
WRITTEN & DIRECTED by Jessica Sue Burstein
STARRING Jessica Sue Burstein & Franz Maria Quitt
CINEMATOGRAPHY by Pepe Avila Del Pino  PRODUCED by Sergei Krasikov & Jessica Sue Burstein
Sound design & re-recording mix by Ryan Billia
ORIGINAL SONG "Do You Call This Love" written & performed by Jenn Grauer,
Chris Merkley, Gabe Cummins, Anderson East
Electronic Press Kit

Jessica Sue Burstein as the American Tourist on location in Rincon, Puerto Rico.

Franz Maria Quitt as the German Tourist on location in Rincon, Puerto Rico.

Cast and crew walking to shoot the ending on the beach.

Filmmaker Jessica Sue Burstein and Singer Songwriter Jenn Grauer screen CHICKEN at Festival In The Schools at Arizona International Film Festival 2013.


Singer Songwriter Jenn Grauer and Filmmaker Jessica Sue Burstein speaking to KXCI Tucson Radio about CHICKEN.

Jessica Sue Burstein at CHICKEN premiere in Tucson, AZ.