Short Term 12


An acutely observed portrait of a foster care facility for at risk teenagers. Told with immediacy, uncanny accuracy and almost no sentimentality, Short Term 12 is a story both of the children who live at the home-and of the staff members who care for them.

Filmmaker Bio(s)

Destin Daniel Cretton's (writer/director) fourth short film Short Term 12 won the Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival in 2009. He wrote a feature screenplay from the same subject matter and with the same title, for which he won a Nicholl Screenwriting Fellowship from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in 2010. Cretton's feature film directorial debut I Am Not a Hipster premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in 2012.

Asher Goldstein (proudcer) is an award-winning filmmaker who has written for several online publications, including the Huffington Post. His experience in the indie film business spans various aspects of production, sales and packaging. Goldstein has several projects under his belt, including Destin Cretton's I Am Not a Hipster. He graduated with Honors from NYU's Maurice Kanbar Institute of Film & Television with a B.F.A. in Film & Television Production.


SXSW Film Festival - Grand Jury Narrative Feature, SXSW Film Festival - Narrative Audience Award, Little Rock Film Festival - Best Narrative Feature, Los Angeles Film Festival - Narrative Audience Award, Maui Film Festival - Audience Award for Narrative Drama Feature, Nantucket Film Festival - Showtime Tony Cox Award for Best Screenwriting, Sidewalk Film Festival - Special Jury Prize for Best Director, Sidewalk Film Festival - Audience Award for Best Narrative Feature, Locarno International Film Festival - Best Actress
Film Details
  • Country(ies): USA
  • Language(s): English
  • Year: 2012
  • Director(s): Destin Cretton
  • Producer(s): Asher Goldstein
  • Writer(s): Destin Cretton
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Fall 2012 SFFS / KRF Filmmaking Grant Winner