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When I'm Her

Country: USA, Language: English, 15 mins

  • Director: Emily Schuman
  • Producer: Sally Jo Fifer, David Petersen, Emily Schuman, Lois Vossen

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As they say...only in New York!

This is - perhaps - the most bizarre coping mechanism you will ever see. But...it works!

There is joy, love and sadness...this is just the tip of the iceberg - there's so much more to this story.

Feature doc someone!?!


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The(ir) Blurb...

When Michael's ballet career did not turn out as planned, he finds refuge and liberation by assuming an alter ego: a sparkly turban-wearing, Russian ballet instructor named Madame Olga. By slipping into this mysterious character, Michael discovers a way to both embrace himself as an artist and reconcile with the pain from his past. Olga challenges authority and breaks the stereotype of a strict ballet teacher, taking on a life of her own, and generating a following for her unconventional ballet classes. Through Olga, Michael is able to give aspiring dancers a place to flourish and can be the kind of mentor he never had for himself. When I'm Her follows the life of Michael as he inhabits Madame Olga who serves as a portal to help her students. But in the process, she discovers the person she needs to help the most.

Cast & Characters

Michael Cusumano