When Jessica Cohen '06 left New York after the pandemic hit and Broadway shut down, her successful professional career as a dancer was put on hold, but it didn't stop her creativity. She quickly switched gears, contacted a friend and mentor, and together they wrote and directed "Busted," an eight-minute short, filmed in Sausalito on September 8, 2020. It features Cohen as Jess, an out-of-work millennial Broadway dancer who on a whim buys an old Volkswagen bus from a 20-something man played by Joseph Walsh to explore van life, a minimalistic lifestyle popular with millennials. It doesn't take her too long to realize she's clueless about how to even start.
The short was recently featured at the 2022 SF Independent Film Festival. sfindie.com