Crowbar Smile (2017)
Crowbar Smile is a short film I wrote and directed for Indigenous Media, based on the coming-of-age feature of the same name. It is part of their "Big Script" initiative, in partnership with The Black List, actor/producer Josh Hutcherson, and Condé Nast Media, released on TheScene.com.
The film stars Tristan Lake Leabu, Serinda Swan, Emily Robinson, Christian DelGrosso, and Tate Donovan.
- Crowbar Smile was recently selected for the opening night lineup at the 2017 Hollyshorts Festival.
- The Casting Society of America nominated "Crowbar Smile" casting director Eyde Belasco, CSA as an 2018 nominee for Outstanding Achievement in Casting in the Short Film category! (Eyde was also nominated for her phenomenal work casting "Transparent" and "I Love Dick"!) The Artios Awards will take place January 18, 2018, at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles and at Stage 48 in New York City.
- SUNDANCE WRITERS' & DIRECTORS' LABS: Workshopped my feature drama screenplay Painless (the predecessor to the novel!), a dark love story, and had the pleasure of directing Elisabeth Moss (Handmaid's Tale, Mad Men), Vincent Kartheiser (Mad Men) and Lisa Edelstein (Girlfriend's Guide to Divorce, House).
- Have also directed theater, several music videos, and a number of short films, including the festival award-winner Goodnight, Henry.
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