One ticket, please!

Documentary (65 min) dir. Matiss Kaza, year 2017

A 78-year-old Indian woman in New York is the world’s most passionate theatergoer. Nicki Cochrane been going to at least one play every day for more than 25 years. Always taking along her large bags, Nicki is ready to fight for a free seat at any show that’s worth her time. The elderly, culture-loving hustler has developed an array of ingenious means by which she acquires free tickets to most New York theaters. When small talk with the box office managers doesn’t doesn’t get her a free ticket, Nicki stands outside the theater entrance, holding a sign which says “One Ticket Please“ hoping that a stranger will have an extra ticket to spare. Disliked by theater staff for her behavior, Nicki prides herself with a staunch dedication to the art. But at what point does dedication turn into addiction? As Nicki rushes around Manhattan from one theater to the next, we find out about her personality and the choices she has made in order to make a life at the theatre possible.


Team:
Script author: Matiss Kaza
Operators: Aleksandrs Grebnevs, Noah Weisfogel
Artists: Toms Kalninskis, Marija Luize Melke, Luize Lote Nezberte
Assembling director: Gunta Ikere
Composer: Martins Brauns
Sound director: Aleksandrs Vaicahovskis
Producers: Una Celma, Reid Hannaford, Matiss Kaza, David Scherker


About director:

Matiss Kaza is a young film director and producer. Born is
Stockholm, grown in Riga, but now mostly lives in NewYork, where he studies
film directing in Tisch School of the Arts. When little, Matiss really wanted
to be a Trolley bus driver, but later his interests changed and since he was
seven, he has been a real film fan. In NewYork Matiss made his first full
length film “One ticket, please!”, which has succesfully taken part in many
international film festivals. Now Matiss works with multiple full length film
projects.

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