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Controls Film

April 20th, 2007 No comments

I played a townsmen in the film Controls (not the Ian Curtis biopic by Anton Corbijn)  written and directed by Matt Conant (also partner of the Project Twenty1 Film Festival & Competition). We shot this in the summer of 2007 in the posh district of Bala Cynwd, PA from 6pm – 12am. The cops later showed up asking for filming permits since we had power generators and lights all over the quiet park drawing attention from the million dollar homes in the area.  There were also tons of mosquitos everywhere. Very nice indeed.

The indie short film is about video game journalist Zara Southard involved in her own video game adventure. A mysterious woman, Naomi Arroyo shows up at her door one day with an unusual request: to help determine the reason for the increasingly aberrant behavior of her husband Richard, an acclaimed game developer.

Naomi hopes that Zara’s insight into his world might reveal clues she overlooked. But as Zara begins to sleuth, Richard disappears. And Zara soon realizes that everyone involved, from Richard’s son Douglas, to his smooth-talking business partner Nick Meyer, exotic co-worker Jenna Tang, and even Naomi herself, has reasons to see that Richard stays missing.

Cast into a web of deceit where everybody’s motives are suspect, Zara soon realizes her own life, as well as Richard’s, is suddenly in tremendous danger. Welcome to the world of “Controls,” a feature-length neo-noir film coming soon from Cinevore Studios.

City of Dreams

June 16th, 2005 No comments

I can’t believe it’s been 4 years since shooting City of Dreams (Directed by Joseph Pierson). This was my first film experience and I was just so excited. The call was 5am in New York City Central Park and I arrived there at 4:30. I was hungry for work. Even if it meant only getting $20 for the day and a free lunch meal. Most of the time was waiting for the crew to get setup and the clouds to pass. There was also a group of tourists that kept running into the shot.

Can you find me in one of the photos? 🙂 Hehehe

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The story that unfolds is of a magical New York; like a dream it is at once familiar, yet impossible. The year is 1932 and we follow the promising love story of a dapper man and a pretty young woman who meet by chance on the Subway. The Dapper Man loses the Young Woman almost as soon as she first commands his attention, but he eventually finds her again, working in a novelty shop. Will he take her on the Coney Island roller coaster ride she pines for so?

The narrative ultimately circles back upon itself, weaving Sarah and her homeless guy together with the past. The Lost City of New York has love, loss, redemption and the promise of a brighter tomorrow — all in twelve minutes.

For more information about the film, visit Cypress Films.