Sweater is a 13 minute short film focusing on the relationship between a mother and a son. Molly, as a single mother, spends most of her time working to support her family but, meanwhile, it deprives her from being with her son, Eden. Gradually, there seems to be a gap between Molly and Eden, and neither of them can get close to each other.
However, Eden finds out accidently that his father, Jacob, is actually alive, which forces Molly to tell Eden the reason why she lied to him. Thus, Eden knows that Molly is a lesbian and realizes that Molly hides the secret from him. Eventually, Eden forgives Molly and accepts her.
Sweater is shot on Canon 5D Mark II, recorded on Sound Device 702 recorder, edited on Adobe Premiere CS5.5, and color graded on Davinci Lite 10.
This essay will discuss my intention as the director about making Sweater and the mixed response it generated from the audience.
Library of Congress Subject Headings
Motion picture authorship; Motion pictures--Production and direction; Short films--Themes, motives; Mother and child--Drama; Single mothers--Drama
Imaging Arts (MFA)
Department, Program, or Center
School of Film and Animation (CIAS)
Chien, Pei-Chin, "Sweater" (2014). Thesis. Rochester Institute of Technology. Accessed from
RIT – Main Campus
Physical copy available from RIT's Wallace Library at PN1996 .C45 2014