Lost and Found

Port Washington, New York | Film Feature

Documentary, Drama

Andrew Garbus

1 Campaigns | New York, United States

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You should support this project because it is a deeply personal and authentic film! It explores divorce in an open and honest fashion, as seen through the eyes of an young filmmaker as he attempts to come to terms with the impact of his family’s separation amidst the sale of his childhood home.

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Mission Statement

This project promotes inclusion because it is the product of someone who has suffered with mental illnesses for most of his life. He is directing this film to portray the effects of mental illness and divorce on people’s lives, in an honest and revealing fashion rarely seen on film.

The Story

The Story:



Pain separates us, everyone has a story, time heals us. These three ideas reveal what lies at the heart of Lost and Found, a film about love lost, the many different perspectives people bring to an event, the ties that bind, forgiveness, and what defines family. The film revolves around the final week of the move out from the Garbus family’s home in Manhasset, New York. The reason for the move out is that Leland Garbus and Claudia Marra are separating after thirty years of marriage. Their son, director Andrew Garbus, sets out to document the move out, hoping to discover, along with his family, where they once were and how they evolved to the point where they are at the move out. The film however, is much more than just this simple story of two parents divorcing.  



The film also examines Andrew’s life and while the film begins as exploration of his parent’s relationship with one another and it’s disintegration, it also increasingly turns to an exploration of Andrew, his relationship to his parents, his and his parents struggles with his own mood disorder and how he is using the film as a process to cope with this ending of an era in his life. The film also follows his relationship with filmmaking, something that we learn developed at a very young age, and follows it through to the making of the documentary. Andrew uses filmmaking as a means of coping with emotional issues and exploring events or questions that are pressing him in his life. This is shown both in interviews referring back to his past work, as well as in the unfolding of the documentary. As decades of tensions mount and the shoot begins to spiral out of control, the family must manage to come together somehow, in order to successfully move out of their house, finish the film, and perhaps come to some level of reconciliation amidst the chaos and turmoil of the moment, as they prepare to turn the page and enter a new chapter of their lives. 





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Film Festival Submission and Travel

Costs $1,500

These funds will allow us to submit to film festivals across the world, as well as travel to them.


Costs $3,000

The remaining funds needed to pay the editors for the films completion.

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Sound Mix

Costs $1,500

A sound mix prepares the film's audio for public screenings (film festivals) and distribution.


Costs $1,000

This money will go towards acquiring the rights for the music we need for the film.

Festival Deliverables

Costs $450

A Digital Cinema Package is essential in the submission and exhibition of a film.


Costs $3,000

These funds will go towards acquiring insurance, which is essential for the distribution of the film

About This Team

Director/Editor/Producer: Andrew Garbus



To know Andrew Garbus is to know that he has been behind a camera for almost his entire life, beginning by making videos with his parent’s then state of the art VHS camera. Throughout his childhood he gravitated to movie theaters and was moved and influenced by his experiences there. He directed his first film at the age of 15 and hasn’t looked back since. He studied film at the University of Texas at Austin and has worked in post-production for films that have played at festivals such as SXSW and Tribeca. His own projects (documentary and narrative) have screened at festivals across the country, such as NewFilmmaker’s New York. Theater Jone’s magazine called Andrew’s last documentary, “SOL,” “The most poignant and powerful eight-minute film I’ve ever seen."


“Lost and Found,” is his first feature film. Andrew believes in the power of filmmaking to touch emotional chords and generate empathy between people. He views the medium as one that can provoke inspiration, understanding, healing and comfort. He hopes “Lost and Found,” will be true to this vision and evoke those feelings in viewers in the same way that so many films he loves have done so for him.


Editor: Sean Prasso



Sean fell in love with cinema at the age of five after watching "Dracula" (1931). He attended Purchase College and graduated with a BA in Cinema Studies. Besides having shot and edited numerous video's and worked on multiple film productions, Sean is also very well versed in film studies and theory. He takes this knowledge and applies it to everything he works on. "Lost and Found," is of no exception. Sean's favorite film is Jerzy Skolimowski's "Deep End" (1970).


It should also be mentioned, that director Andrew Garbus calls Sean the biggest cinephile he has ever met.


Director of Photography: Isaiah Rendon



Isaiah Rendon has been a cinematographer for music video, commercial, and narrative film projects. Isaiah has worked with image capture formats including digital, traditional film, and stereoscopic 3D. He has been nominated for best cinematography awards for his work on “Barrow” (2016) and “The Back Up Plan” (2017).


Isaiah graduated film school from The University of Texas at Austin where he received a Bachelors of Science as well as a nomination for the American Society of Cinematographers Heritage award in 2016.


He also likes jalapeños on his pizza.


Sound: Zachry Karisch



Zachry Karisch grew up in rural La Grange, Texas. He received his bachelors of arts degree at Baylor university in film and digital media with a minor in English. His early career in film production, as an audio technician, allowed him to gain experience working Texas independent filmmaking (Two Step, Brotherly Love) and documentaries around the world (Bricks in Motion, The Truth About Cancer). He currently lives in Austin Texas pursuing a Masters degree in film theory. After almost a decade working in independent filmmaking, Zachry still works in audio, but now focuses mainly on writing and content creation.


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