Bernie and Rebecca

Bernie and Rebecca

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Sat Feb 25, 2017 – 7:30 pm | La Casa Grande
Sat Mar 4, 2017 – 12:00 pm | Bushel & Peck’s


Bernie and Rebecca

Directed by Melissa Kent

Short Narrative
United States | 15 min | 2015


Bernie and Rebecca’s first date is about to end but somehow a connection is made. Over a glass of wine, they imagine a life of dating, marriage, children, parenthood, infidelity and divorce. It’s an imperfect life that may turn out to be perfect.



Bernie and Rebecca - Melissa KentMelissa Kent
Director, Producer

Melissa Kent is a film editor who is embarking on her career as a director. She has always strived to work in a variety of genres and her sensitivity to performance and strong talent for storytelling has prepared her well. Editing credits include THE AGE OF ADALINE, THE VOW, JUST WRIGHT, SOMETHING NEW, THE SISTERHOOD OF THE TRAVELING PANTS 2, and FOUR CHRISTMASES.

Early work includes Sofia Coppola’s directorial debut THE VIRGIN SUICIDES, and a co-editing credit on Francis Ford Coppola’s THE RAINMAKER.

Melissa’s television credits include Kenny Leon’s A RAISIN IN THE SUN, Showtime’s AN AMERICAN CRIME starring Catherine Keener, THE ROMAN SPRING OF MRS. STONE starring Helen Mirren, and THE REAGANS for which she was nominated for the ACE Eddie Award.

As a director, Melissa draws upon her years of experience collaborating with some of Hollywood’s most talented filmmakers, and her studies with directing coach Judith Weston. BERNIE AND REBECCA is her directorial debut.

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Film Information


Director: Melissa Kent
Country: United States
Year: 2015
Language: English
Runtime: 15 min
Rated: PG13

Credits


Producers: Melissa Kent, Mary Pat Bentel
Line Producer: Kelsi Reel Johnson
Cinematographer/DP:  Nicole Hirsch Whitaker
Special Effects: 
Brian Jeremiah Smith
Production Design: Randy Kizer

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The Bespoke Tailoring Mister Bellamy

Bespoke Tailoring of Mister Bellamy, The

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Sat Feb 25, 2017 – 7:30 pm | La Casa Grande
Sat Mar 4, 2017 – 12:00 pm | Bushel & Peck’s


The Bespoke Tailoring of Mister Bellamy

Directed by Alexander Jeffery

Short Narrative
USA  |16 min | 2015


At the integration of the job market in 1964 Louisiana, a posting for a janitorial position at a local law firm and the discovery of an old sewing machine ignites a buried passion in old Bellamy…



Alexander Jeffery 
Director, Producer

Born in Canada, raised in Arkansas, and schooled all over the world, Alexander has always carried a deep love for storytelling. As a child, Alexander would point the family video camera at his Star Wars figurines and yell “Action!” and “Cut!” with fervor. Whether it is on stage as an actor, behind the camera as a director, or capturing candid moments on his iPhone, Alexander loves and respects the art of telling a good story.

Alexander has garnered awards both nationally and internationally for his films “Love, at Last,” “Contact,” and “The Bespoke Tailoring of Mister Bellamy” for which he won the Grand Prize at the Louisiana Film Prize. He has screened at the prestigious Sidewalk Film Festival, Oxford Film Festival, Indie Memphis Film Festival, and Dam Short Film Festival.

Alexander has been working as a festival director for the El Dorado Film Festival since its inception in 2014.

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Film Information


Director: Alexander Jeffery
Country: USA
Year: 2015
Language: English
Runtime: 16 min
Rated: PG

Credits


Producers: Alexander Jeffery
Writer:  Paul Petersen
Cinematographer:   Joel Froome
Original Music:   Bence Kutrik

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Jada

Jada

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Sat Feb 25, 2017 – 7:30 pm | La Casa Grande
Sat Mar 4, 2017 – 12:00 pm | Bushel & Peck’s


Jada

Directed by Doug Roland

Short Narrative
United States | 16 min | 2016


Jada is 7 years old. Jada lives alone on Venice Beach. By following her through a day in her life, the story of who she is, why she is there, and the identity of the man who has come looking for her unfolds.



Jada - Doug RolandDoug Roland
Director, Producer, Writer, Editor

Doug has directed short films that have played in numerous festivals, directed music videos, and recently produced his first feature film. He studied film at the University of Wisconsin – Madison and FAMU in Prague.

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Director: Doug Roland
Country: United States
Year: 2016
Language: English
Runtime: 16 min
Rated: PG

Credits


Producers: Doug Roland, Michelle Luchese
Cinematographer/DP:  Jackson Myers
Music: 
Daniel Ryan
Film Editing: Doug Roland
Costume Design: MaryElise Martin

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Make Like a Dog - Jamie Anne Allman

Make Like A Dog

Live laugh Love Short Slot


Sat Feb 25, 2017 – 7:30 pm | La Casa Grande
Sat Mar 4, 2017 – 12:00 pm | Bushel & Peck’s


Make Like A Dog

Directed by Marshall Allman

Short Narrative
United States | 11 min | 2015


Frustrated, angry and infertile, Stanley and Elvira will try anything to pull their relationship out of the dog house.



Make Like a Dog - Marshall AllmanMarshall Allman
Director, Producer, Writer

Marshall Allman, born April 5th, 1984 in Austin, Texas, realized his talent for acting at the age of seventeen when he was given his first role in a summer production of Clive Barker’s “The History of the Devil”. Giving up his pursuits in art and athletics, he moved to Hollywood weeks after graduating from Austin High School to focus his pursuits in acting.

After arriving in Hollywood, he began a deeper study into the craft of acting and soon began working, first in commercials and then guest television spots on the shows Without a Trace (2002) and The Practice (1997). It was only soon after, Marshall landed the role of “Kevin Kelly”, alongside Jonathan Tucker and Ben Foster in the movie Hostage (2005).

Since then, he has garnered worldwide attention with his intense role as “L.J. Burrows” on the international hit show Prison Break (2005) and has landed roles in various independent films including Fragments (2008), costarring with Forest Whitaker and the leading role in acclaimed writer-directors David Russo’s feature length debut, The Immaculate Conception of Little Dizzle (2009).

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Film Information


Director: Marshall Allman
Country: United States
Year: 2015
Language: English
Runtime: 11 min
Rated: PG13

Credits


Producers: Marshall Allman, Richard C. Jones, Mark Kelly, Joshua Lipton, Ben Oliver, Christian Sosa, Scott Arick, Drew Saplin
Executive Producer: Nathanial Castro
Cinematographer/DP:  Joshua Lipton
Production Design: 
Robbie Dalley
Costume Design: Phoenix Mellow 

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Memoir

Memoir

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Sat Feb 25, 2017 – 7:30 pm | La Casa Grande
Sat Mar 4, 2017 – 12:00 pm | Bushel & Peck’s


Memoir

Directed by Alexander Jeffery

Short Narrative
United States | 16 min | 2016


Memories can either fuel our existence or eat away at us like a disease. In the not-too-distant future, Dr. Theodore Maine is on the cusp of losing his job at Janus Labs where he is developing research for Alzheimers treatment. That is, until a mysterious visitor named Obee changes his life forever.



Memoir- Alexander JefferyAlexander Jeffery
Director, Producer, Writer

Born in Canada, raised in Arkansas, and schooled all over the world, Alexander has always carried a deep respect and passion for the art of telling a good story. With a BA in Theatre Performance and a BFA in Film & New Media, Alexander has the ability to relate to actors but also the wherewithal behind the lens to make a story work visually. “The Bespoke Tailoring of Mister Bellamy,” last year’s Louisiana Film Prize winner, has garnered Alexander several awards across the festival circuit, including nominations and wins for “Best Director.” Alexander’s grandfather taught him at a young age that you can never know everything, that life is a constant learning process, and that applies to his filmmaking as well. The best lessons are learned from doing, and this has always driven Alexander to get out there and create. In 2015, he founded Bespoke Works LLC with Paul Petersen and together they strive to tell character-driven stories with heart.

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Film Information


Director: Alexander Jeffery
Country: United States
Year: 2016
Language: English
Runtime: 16 min
Rated: PG

Credits


Producers: Alexander Jeffery, Paul T.O. Petersen
Executive Producer: Susan Gallacher, Paul T.O. Petersen
Cinematographer/DP:  Joel Froome
Original Music/Composer:  Bence Kutrik

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My Brother is a Zombie

My Brother is a Zombie

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Sat Feb 25, 2017 – 7:30 pm | La Casa Grande
Sat Mar 4, 2017 – 12:00 pm | Bushel & Peck’s


My Brother is a Zombie

Directed by Russell Yaffe

Short Narrative
United States | 9 Minutes | 2015


Abigail’s younger brother, Norman, is the most annoying brother in the world – plus, he’s a zombie! When Abigail gets fed up with taking care of him, she makes a decision that could change their relationship forever.



My Brother is a Zombie - Russell YaffeRussell Yaffe
Director, Writer, Editor

Russell Yaffe is a multi-disciplinary creator who works in international film, writing, music, and athletics. He has edited narrative and documentary feature films, and he has written, produced, directed, edited and/or scored award-winning short films that have screened around the globe. He also co-founded the ridge&clark online video gallery, and his short stories have appeared in online and print publications. Russell originally hails from Bethesda, MD, where he runs a nonprofit basketball camp for one week each summer. He has called Madrid and Buenos Aires home but currently resides in Brooklyn. Russell is a graduate of Northwestern University.

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Director: Russell Yaffe
Country: United States
Year: 2015
Language: English
Runtime: 9 min
Rated: PG

Credits


Producers: Talia Alberts, Dena Greenbaum
Cinematographer/DP: Ming Jue Hu
Music: Russel Yaffe
Production Design: Talia Alberts
Visual Effects: Matt Hall
Makeup: Michael Kurant

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Partners

Partners

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Sat Feb 25, 2017 – 7:30 pm | La Casa Grande
Sat Mar 4, 2017 – 12:00 pm | Bushel & Peck’s


Partners

Directed by Joey Ally

Short Narrative
United States | 6 min | 2015


When a slump in work/life Partners Kate and Leigh’s sex life forces them to reconsider their relationship, they must confront how intertwined their lives have become, to humorous ends.



Partners - Joey AllyJoey Ally
Director, Producer

Joey Ally is a writer and director, a New Yorker who lives in Los Angeles.  Her films MINIMUM WAGE and PARTNERS have screened at the Sundance Film Festival, Aspen ShortsFest, LA Film Festival, Lunafest, NBCUniversal Film Festival, etc. and been featured in Indiewire, The Hollywood Reporter, HelloGiggles, etc. – PARTNERS debuted online this fall with Vimeo Premieres, hitting 250k+ views in it’s first week. She is a member of the 2016 class of the American Film Institute Directing Workshop for Women, was one of 5 female filmmakers chosen for the 2016 Tribeca/Chanel “Through Her Lens” program, and was the recipient of “Video of the Year 2015” at WME|IMG.   Joey lives in Silverlake, sings at the Dresden, longs for a dog, and is developing several projects through her company SilverOx Pictures (www.silveroxpictures.com).

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Film Information


Director: Joey Ally
Country: United States
Year: 2015
Language: English
Runtime: 6 min
Rated: PG13

Credits


Producers: Joey Ally, Jen Tullock, Hannah Utt, T.J. Williams
Executive Producer: Lauren Smitelli
Cinematographer/DP:  T.J. Williams
Film Editor: 
T.J. Williams

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