person, place or thing » a film by Elle Martini. Official Website. Starring Zoe McLellan and Robert McKeehen. Winner: Best Short Narrative, POW Fest 2008.


Alexis is a drifter who finds comfort in her invisibility while living in her car on the streets of Portland, Oregon. When the routine of her solitary life is interrupted by an unexpected encounter, Alexis must choose between preserving her anonymity or reconnecting with the world around her.

Director’s Statement

In this film, I wanted to explore the way a woman may navigate the difficulties of her life by isolating and detaching herself from the world around her. Through an intense and rewarding collaborative process, we were able to illustrate Alexis’ deliberate indifference while simultaneously exposing her quiet and subtle craving to reconnect. I have always been fascinated with the ways we often mask our true desire as a form of self-preservation and it was exciting to explore that theme through Alexis’ world.

Winner BEST SHORT FILM: ACE Film Festival 2008 Winner BEST SHORT NARRATIVE: POW Film Festival 2008 Winner BEST ACTRESS: HollyShorts 2008 Nominated BEST SHORT FILM: Ashland Film Festival 2008 Official Selection: Marfa Film Festival 2008 Official Selection: Cambridge International Film Festival 2008 Official Selection: BendFilm Festival 2008