Room to Breathe


PRODUCER: Mary Awosika

SYNOPSIS: Follow Mary and Dave, a newlywed couple, as they confront pandemic parenting and virtual schooling. f

Dave Haft (Director/Cinematographer). Dave’s work includes 200+ documentary-style and marketing videos in multiple languages.  He brings 20 years of experience in film production, creative direction, marketing, and project management. In 2021, Dave was selected as a Docs In Progress Fellow. Prior to working in film, he was a Ballston BID Fellow and appeared in Washington Life Magazine as part of the 1776 Startup Incubator and his socially responsible sourcing venture. Dave was streaming videos before YouTube existed. He holds an Electrical & Computer Engineering bachelor’s degree from the University of Rochester. 

Mary Awosika (Producer) was born and raised in northern Virginia, but spent her formative years in Nigeria, her father’s homeland. Mary is a first-generation Nigerian American, whose interests have always been creative. This led her to a career in journalism, where she became a features writer for the Sarasota Herald-Tribune. She was an arts & entertainment writer and editor for several national travel publications. Mary transitioned into event planning after working for Destination DC. Mary holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Missouri-Columbia, School of Journalism. A mother of two, she volunteers at her children’s school where she assists in creating and executing cultural events for the school community.

Release Year: 2024

TRT (Total Running Time): 27 minutes