Short Film ©2008 / 14 minutes

12-year old Martha is convinced that her family is the most embarrassing family in the world.
Is it maybe true, that she fell off a gypsy wagon as a baby?



Martha - Christine Cheney

Father - Ken Bradley

Mother - Cyndi Williams

Tom - James Mayberry

Marc Davenport - Cambell Westmoreland

Mrs. Davenport - Amy McAndrew

Mr. Davenport - Tom Chamberlain


Writer / Director: Katja Straub
Producer: Ajae Clearway, Charles Mulford
DP: Naiti Gámez
Composer: Bill Baird, Otiskuri
Editor: Johanna Witherby
Sound Designer: Steven DeGennaro
Production Design: Samantha Avilla



Semi Finalist for the Student Academy Awards 2009

Best Narrative at the Gate City Women’s Film Festival, February 2009

Golden Palm for best student film at the Mexico International Film Festival 2010

Best family friendly film at the Lady Filmmaker’s Film Festival 2010



„Best of Fifteen Years“ der Konstanzer Kurzfilmspiele 2020

Central Wisconsin Film Festival, Stevens Point & Amherst, USA 2010

Landau International Short Film Festival, Landau 2010

KonstanzerKurzfilmspiele, Konstanz 2010

Lady Filmmakers Film Festival, Los Angeles, USA 2010

Willifest Film Festival, Brooklyn, USA 2010

Charlotte Film Festival, Charlotte, USA 2010

Chicago Reel Shorts Film Festival, Chicago, USA 2010

Woods Hole Film Festival, Woods Hole, USA 2010

Reno Film Festival, Reno, USA 2010

Munich International Film Festival, München 2010

Mexico International Film Festival, Rosario, Mexiko 2010

Wisconsin Film Festival, Madison, USA 2010

Victoria Film Festival, Victoria, Kanada 2010

Sidewalk Film Festival, Birmingham, Alabama, USA 2009

Hollywood Showcase, Los Angeles, USA 2009

Gone With The Film Festival, Los Angeles, USA 2009

Austin Film Society SXSW Showcase, Austin, USA 2009

SehsüchteFilmfestival, FilmuniversitätBabelsberg 2009

Gate City Womens Film festival, Greensboro, USA 2009

Saddle Up New York City, New York City, USA 2009

DC Independent Film Festival, Washington, USA 2009

Carolina Film&Video Festival, Greensboro, USA 2009

Berlin Talent Campus 2009

Dallas Videofest, Dallas, USA 2008

Austin Film Festival, Austin, USA 2008