Abortion Desert

In a small North Dakotan town, two young girls, Hayden and Lizzy, hole up in a diner bathroom. After Hayden receives a positive pregnancy test, the two best friends brainstorm how and where to get an abortion, with the nearest Planned Parenthood being 8 hours away, across the ‘abortion desert.’

Credits / Collaborators / Cast

Writer & Director – Sara Casey
Producer Ryan Sheehy
Co Producer – Urooj Sharif & Sara Casey
Cinematographer – Amber Steele
Gaffer – Tanner Lyon
Camera Op- Nik Shaw
1st AC – Aser Santos
2nd AC – Francis Esguerra
Production Design – Rachel Dreger
Art PA – Anthony Catallo
MUA – Alysha Marcantonio
MUA – Noël Fischetti
Sound Mixer & Design – Kristopher Sheehy
Score – Tyler Thompson
Editor – Ryan Sheehy & Val Vega
VFX – Nicolaus Waetjen
Drone – BenJamin Degroot

Hayden – Abigaille Ozrey
Lizzy – Sherry Rene
Waitress – S.J. Mendelson
Boy Clerk – Caleb Thomas
Trump Supporter – Robert Evans
Extra – Lucia Dimitra
Extra – Romeo Reese
Extra – Urooj Sharif
Extra – Roseanne Ozrey

Dover Studios
Cindy’s Diner
Golden Rule Liquor

In Collaboration with
Planned Parenthood

Licensed Music
“Young” by Frankie Cosmos

Official Selection of Cinequest Film & VR Festival (2019)
Official Selection of Bechdel Film Fest (2019)
Official Selection of Tampa Bay Comic Con (2019)
Official Selection of Wisconsin Comic Con (2019)
Official Selection of Michigan Comic Con (2019)
Official Selection of Indiana Comic Con (2019)
Winner, Best Short Narrative, Atlanta Comic Con (2019)
Official Selection of Detroit SheTown Film Festival (2019)


Genre: Drama / Comedy
Country: USA
Language: English
Length in minutes: 15
YEAR: 2019