Jewells Santos

5:00 PM, Secret Movie Club, November 2nd

USA | 2023 | 9′ | English


In between jobs and apartments, Maggie crashes with Lydia, her uptight, younger sister. Maggie obsesses over her appearance. Lydia obsesses over the immaculate cleanliness of her apartment. When Lydia is away for the night, Maggie invites over a man she met online.

Director • Dirección
Jewell Santos

Screenplay • Guión
Jewell Santons, Delia Van Praag

Cinematography • Fotografía
Paige Hochstatter

Music / Score
Eleeza Silva

Sound • Sonido
Ben Kruse

Production Design
Ivanna Citron Torres

Edition • Edición
Jake Bevins, Nicole Russell

Producer • Productor
Jewells Santos, Megan Janak

Cast • Elenco
Mystica Barrera, Savannah Youngblood, Okan Esmez


Jewells Santos


Jewells Santos is a Puerto Rican filmmaker based in Chicago. Her work explores womanhood, body image, intimacy and sexuality, mental health, and Latinx narratives. She has directed over 15 music videos and her work has been featured at Heartland Film Festival, Chicago International, Chicago Critics, Midwest Film Festival and Nylon Magazine.

In 2021, she wrote and produced her first feature film, "Waiting for the Light to Change" which won the Narrative Grand Jury Prize at the 29th Slamdance Film Festival. She is a co-founder of Fatfish Films, a Chicago based film collective focused on femme and queer narratives.