Hazel Katz                                              


SYDNEY & KIM is a short film about the demise of a close friendship, exploring how sickness and debility transform what we hold most dear.

After 25-year old Sydney is released from the hospital following a major facial surgery, her best friend Kim cares for her at a motel during her recovery. As Kim’s flirtation with the motel manager escalates, Sydney’s resentment begins to boil over. Through intimate moments in their motel room, Sydney and Kim navigate the implicit expectations of their friendship. Shot on Super 16mm film.

[in post production]


Sasha Forests
Masha Breeze
Connor Foster


director / writer / producer - Hazel Katz
executive producer - Nicoletta Vangelisti
assistant director - alexis hithe
director of photography - Arlene Mejorado
production designer - Wren Gardiner
gaffer - Ryan Bradford
sound engineer - Josephine Shetty
assistant camera - beck haberstroh
grip - mika castañeda
makeup - Jun!yi Min
craft services - Jocelyn Morales
catering - the Gro House & Mila Myles
special assistant - Ricky Zoker

editor - Hazel Katz
colorist - Jessica Dunn Rovinelli
mix - Josephine Shetty
composer - Lynn Avery
graphic design - Cisne