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The Leap


A man drops a woman off after a romantic night together -- planning never to see her again - but gets a talking-to from the sweater she's left behind in the car.

Our Review:

The leap is a good-humored satire on non-committal & guarded personality of a person when it comes to relationship. who steals the show, Pierre or the sweater? I think its both...The squabble between them is exuberant and engaging. It was so typical of Pierre to drop the sweater in the charity box but the unexpected was him to mellow down and call Anne... And all that follows is happily ever after "hopefully"... Capturing the entire movie in black & white looks rich in spite of the modern background. Concise storytelling, great performances, unique concept and stunning film quality earns Leap a thumb's up...

Director Biography - Zoe Loftowski

Zoe Loftowski is the pen name of Gretchen Somerfeld, a writer-director-producer of five award-winning short films (P.A., Café, Hair, Careful What You Wish For and The Leap), several of which have sold to Arté, the BBC, and the A&E Network. A graduate of NYU Tisch School of the Arts, Gretchen has worked in the film industry in Hollywood, New York, and Paris in various capacities, from executive producer to script supervisor to still photographer. She was recently the recipient of The Writers Lab/Meryl Streep honor, as well as two Alfred P. Sloan grants, for her feature screenplay on actress/inventor Hedy Lamarr entitled Secret Weapon – to be financed by Goldcrest Films.


  • Zoe Loftowski Director

  • Zoe Loftowski Writer

  • Thierry Cahez Producer

  • Jim Wise Producer

  • Zoe Loftowski Producer

  • Thierry Cahez Key Cast "Pierre"

  • Laura Faye Smith Key Cast "Anne"

  • Ty Tennenbraun Key Cast "The Sweater"

  • Scott Dobin Key Cast "Taxi's client 2"

  • Zachary Coles Key Cast "Taxi's client 3"

  • Kevin Kelly Key Cast "Volunteer"

  • Julia Russo Key Cast "Taxi's client 1"


  • Project Type: Short

  • Runtime: 10 minutes 11 seconds

  • Completion Date: April 1, 2022

  • Country of Origin: United States

  • Country of Filming: United States

  • Language: English

  • Shooting Format: Digital

  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9

  • Film Color: Black & White

  • First-time Filmmaker: No

  • Student Project: No

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