An interview with Emily Kirk about the making of, the response to, and the screening of Happenstance at 

Film Invasion Los Angeles Film Festival.


Conducted by Dr. Carmela Baranowska, the Founder and Curator at We Are Moving Stories.

"We broadcast, embrace and support new voices in drama, documentary, animation, web series, women's films, LGBTQIA+, POC, First Nations, scifi, horror, environmental and world cinema."


An official review for Happenstance, written by Deanna Gomez published with The Write or Die Chicks.

"The Write or Die Chicks are…

An OC and LA County based collective and social organization for emerging female writers emphasizing in all forms of scripted media (Television, Film, Scripted Podcast, etc.)."


"The formula of modern romances often bore me, but in watching and reviewing Emily Kirk's romantic short, Happenstance, I've got some of my faith back...

The simple yet sweet story does follow a pattern we've seen before, but the witty dialogue and the way the film is shot immediately solidifies the film's charm and originality."

-Deanna Gomez