The Story

One night. Five Stories. 

A group of college students find themselves at the same party. It’s the beginning of their sophomore year and each of them are facing the internal struggle of understanding who they are as an individual. 

Although each have their own individual experiences that night, they’re somehow entangled in each other’s stories. Such stories are so raw that it inspires a mysterious filmmaker to make a movie based off the events that took place that night.

In order to keep their identities hidden, the filmmaker works alongside a writer, who conducts a series of interviews with each of the students. It’s these interviews that drive the narrative. 

“What I like most about this film is that it’s raw, doesn’t sugar coat anything. The characters face real life challenges that anyone can relate to.”

CATIE MORRIS • ACTOR

Official Trailer

The Cast

TERESA GONZALEZ
CATIE MORRIS
KAYLA MORALES
JOHNNY GUZMAN
STEPHEN SORG

The Crew

NADIA ZAFAR
NADIA ZAFARDirector and Writer
BRITTANY BURKETT
BRITTANY BURKETTDirector of Photography
SEAN DAUGHERTY
SEAN DAUGHERTY Assistant Director
ELENA MLADENOVIC
ELENA MLADENOVICWriter

The Making of The Wasted Years

“December 2017 I had reached out to my good friend Elena Mladenovic with the concept for The Wasted Years. She had agreed to help me write the screenplay and the following summer I organized a cast and crew that helped bring my concept to life. In my opinion as a 20 year old girl, I’ve noticed that most coming of age film aren’t told right. They’ve become so unrealistic and focused on teenage romance that they’ve steered away from the true purpose of the genre. Coming of age films are made to depict the real struggles of growing up so others can watch and relate to in order to feel less alone. I’ve made it my goal with this film to depict a true, raw story that reveals the struggles we as adolescents deal with in our everyday lives.”

-Nadia Zafar, Director & Writer

Exclusive Cast Interviews

Behind The Scenes

Behind the scene shots taken on set during the filming of The Wasted Years.

Releasing in Summer 2019!