Fragile and Damaged
Directorial Debut of Luis O. Juarez
A provocative and distressing exploration of the dynamic between an immature man and an altruistic woman, "Fragile and Damaged" tells the story of an emotionally-blocked and avoidant young man who attempts to convince his responsible and motherly girlfriend to abort their baby.
This 17-minute short film is the directorial and writing debut of producer and cinematographer Luis O. Juarez. "Fragile and Damaged" stars Devin Hite, Ariel Celeste, Joseph Gulikers, and Gretchen Bruner.
Key crew members include Director of Photography Glen Archer, Grip and 1AC Brayden Milam, Intimacy and Stunt Coordinator Kate Busselle, Makeup Artist Stephanie Sabol, and Sound Mixer and Production Assistant Manuel Maldonaldo.
Written in the summer of 2022 and filmed in the fall, "Fragile and Damaged" completed its post-production in the spring of 2023. It's been submitted to several festivals and awaits their status updates.
The film's title was originally "What We Want and Don't Want" but has since been changed to "Fragile and Damaged."