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GRAS: Generally Recognized as Safe
Directed by Kevin Barber
United States | 9 min | 2016
Alex, the regional manager of a veterinary pharmaceutical company, risks losing the business of veterinarians in her California county, unless she can buy their loyalty before new FDA guidelines — requiring farmers to get prescriptions for antibiotic use in livestock– are enacted. With corporate higher-ups threatening to close her branch if she can’t meet her quota, Alex endeavors to win the veterinarians’ business by touting a loophole in the new law — promising the veterinarians that they can still profit, despite the guidelines’ intentions. When one veterinarian challenges the legality of her recommendations, Alex’s job, her family’s survival, and the foundations of her beliefs hang in the balance.
Director, Producer, Writer
Kevin is an actor and filmmaker based out of New York City. Having spent the majority of the past decade acting in indie films and many of the major regional theaters around the country, he began making films as a way to tell stories that were of greater personal interest than his acting jobs often allowed. GRAS is Kevin’s second fully produced film where he has served as the director, writer, and composer. He is a graduate of Vassar College and the Florida State/ Asolo Conservatory M.F.A. program.