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, and will screen at the Hill Country Film Festival in April, 2018.
- The Casting Society of America nominated "Crowbar Smile" casting director Eyde Belasco, CSA as a nominee for Outstanding Achievement in Casting in the Short Film category of the 2018 Artios Awards! Eyde was also nominated for her phenomenal work casting "Transparent" and "I Love Dick"!
- 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).
- 2018 FINALIST for Warner Brothers Television Director's Workshop & Sony Television Directors' Program.
- Have also directed theater, several music videos, and a number of short films, including the festival award-winner Goodnight, Henry.
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