Influence is an independent film by Founding Artistic Director Michael Bergmann.

First dates are always delicate, but for two teenagers with Autism, who communicate mainly by spelling with the help of their parents, it’s particularly tricky. The parents have their own agendas, nostalgias and attractions… how much of what the teenagers are saying to each other can they trust? What do they really want, and how can they tell each other? “Our thoughts, are they our own?”


INFLUENCE has had great success with showings at Film Festivals


October 2016:

YoFi, The Yonkers Film Festival (Yonkers, NY)

May 2016

International Festival of World Cinema; Nice. (Paris, France)

April 2015

Worldfest Film Festival (Houston, Texas)