Chosen – short

Release Date: 2017  

Director: Debra Markowitz


Shari Goldstein Umansky (story)

Shari Goldstein Umansky


Cathy Moriarty

Arash Mokhtar

Click HERE for cast and crew


Locations of L.I. Shoots:

Roslyn Heights

Thank you to the Point Lookout Film Festival. Chosen takes home Best Actress for Cathy Moriarty, Best Director, and Best Film. Thank you to the team who made this little gem what it is. – Debra Markowitz 4-24-19

Chosen will be screening at the Hang Onto Your Shorts Film Festival on Sunday, May 5 in the 4:55 pm – 6:25 pm time block at Porta, 911 Kingsley St, Asbury Park, New Jersey.

Chosen will be screening at the Point Lookout Film Festival on Wednesday, April 24, 2019 in the 7 pm time block at ​J. A. Heneghan’s Tavern, 57, Lido Blvd, Point Lookout, NY 11569

It’s a family affair. Cathy Moriarty wins for Best Actress for Chosen (directed by Debra Markowitz, written by Shari Goldstein Umansky) and John Marean wins for Best Cinematography for Roxanne Alese’s , The Dancer. Congratulations to all the winners at The Brightside Film Festival. Great to see so many wonderful filmmaker friends! And thank you to the organizers Chris Cj Cullen, Chris Capaci, Steve Rogers and Tommy!! March 3, 2019

Chosen has been selected to screen at the Brightside Film Festival. Jan. 2019

Debra Debbie Markowitz

September 23, 2018

Ohhhh myyyyy goodddnnneess. – just won the Alice Guy (she was the first female director) Women in Cinema Award at the Golden Door International Film Festival for Chosen. Ahhhhhhh. Thank you to Shari Shari Goldstein Umansky for writing this beautiful piece!! Thank you to Bill Sorvino and Michele Sorvino