Short Film: LILAC TV Pilot, 15min., USA, Adventure/Family

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What if Robin Hood was a homeless ten-year-old girl living in a modern city.

  • Film Type:
    Web / New Media
  • Genres:
    Action, Adventure, Family, Drama
  • Runtime:
    14 minutes 57 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    October 1, 2014
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Film Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    4K Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    2.35:1
  • Film Color:
    Color

Short Film: STORY TO TELL, 15min., Japan, Crime/Drama

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MUSIC VIDEO×JAPANESE YAKUZA STORY

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  • Film Type:
    Music Video, Short
  • Runtime:
    14 minutes 50 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    October 26, 2016
  • Production Budget:
    3,000,000 JPY
  • Country of Origin:
    Japan
  • Country of Filming:
    Japan
  • Film Language:
    English, Japanese
  • Shooting Format:
    16mm
  • Film Color:
    Black & White and Color

Audience Feedback: THE LOT, 15min., USA, Drama

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  MOVIE POSTERTHE LOT, 15min., USA, Drama
Directed by Russell Blanchard

When a lonely cafe owner struggles to help an outcast boy build a fort on a blighted lot, their project and budding friendship is threatened by a city ordinance.

Director’s Statement: THE LOT is intended to spread a message of hope and the idea that we all have the power to make a change. I was in an empty coffee shop one block from my house in New Orleans when I struck up a conversation with the cafe owner, Baakir Tyehimba. We discussed the topic of reaching out to help and how sometimes people miss opportunities that exist outside their own window. We discussed a shared passion to reach out and make a difference in the community. Baakir then told me a story that seven years prior he attempted to turn the blighted lot across the street into a park for kids and was ultimately unsuccessful due to bureaucratic red tape. I returned home and his effort to make a difference resonated with me. My hope is that THE LOT will reach a wide audience through the film festival circuit and motivate individuals to make a difference in their own community. The ultimate goal is to use the film as a tool to help raise the funds and complete the park. I knew we had already found a small measure of success when the caf� owner pulled me aside and to tell me the film production helped bring the neighborhood together again, seven years after his park project.

Ben Gouldthorpe, Screenwriter

Ben Gouldthorpe is a Los Angeles based screenwriter and independent filmmaker whose work has garnered attention from the Academy Nicholl Fellowship and Sundance Screenwriters Lab. He holds an MFA in Dramatic Writing from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts where he received the Charles Purpura Award for Excellence in Screenwriting and was recognized as a finalist for the Goldberg Playwriting Prize. Ben’s current projects include two feature assignments and a musical theatre collaboration in pre-production for a 2017 off-Broadway premiere.

Escalante Lundy, Lead Actor

Was born and raised in New Orleans, Louisiana. Background was in Urban Planning, Geographic Information Systems, Real Estate, etc. Began getting involved in several stage productions in Los Angeles and Las Vegas before moving back to New Orleans after Katrina. Decided to stay a while and try the local acting scene. Made his New Orleans stage acting debut as the “Papaya Man”at the Anthony Bean Commuinity Theater in 2007. Over the past 8 years and has been involved in over 40 film/theatre projects. Has his first lead in a feature film with “The Sickle” in 2010. Since, has done cable television “Treme”, network television, “Red Band Society”, ” Greenleaf”, major feature films, ” Django Unchanined”, Keanu and national commercials, “Pampers” . Looks forward to continue working and making acting a full time career.

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Audience Feedback: THE LOT, 15min., USA, Drama

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AUDIENCE FEEDBACK VIDEO:

  MOVIE POSTERTHE LOT, 15min., USA, Drama
Directed by Russell Blanchard

When a lonely cafe owner struggles to help an outcast boy build a fort on a blighted lot, their project and budding friendship is threatened by a city ordinance.

Director’s Statement: THE LOT is intended to spread a message of hope and the idea that we all have the power to make a change. I was in an empty coffee shop one block from my house in New Orleans when I struck up a conversation with the cafe owner, Baakir Tyehimba. We discussed the topic of reaching out to help and how sometimes people miss opportunities that exist outside their own window. We discussed a shared passion to reach out and make a difference in the community. Baakir then told me a story that seven years prior he attempted to turn the blighted lot across the street into a park for kids and was ultimately unsuccessful due to bureaucratic red tape. I returned home and his effort to make a difference resonated with me. My hope is that THE LOT will reach a wide audience through the film festival circuit and motivate individuals to make a difference in their own community. The ultimate goal is to use the film as a tool to help raise the funds and complete the park. I knew we had already found a small measure of success when the caf� owner pulled me aside and to tell me the film production helped bring the neighborhood together again, seven years after his park project.

Ben Gouldthorpe, Screenwriter

Ben Gouldthorpe is a Los Angeles based screenwriter and independent filmmaker whose work has garnered attention from the Academy Nicholl Fellowship and Sundance Screenwriters Lab. He holds an MFA in Dramatic Writing from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts where he received the Charles Purpura Award for Excellence in Screenwriting and was recognized as a finalist for the Goldberg Playwriting Prize. Ben’s current projects include two feature assignments and a musical theatre collaboration in pre-production for a 2017 off-Broadway premiere.

Escalante Lundy, Lead Actor

Was born and raised in New Orleans, Louisiana. Background was in Urban Planning, Geographic Information Systems, Real Estate, etc. Began getting involved in several stage productions in Los Angeles and Las Vegas before moving back to New Orleans after Katrina. Decided to stay a while and try the local acting scene. Made his New Orleans stage acting debut as the “Papaya Man”at the Anthony Bean Commuinity Theater in 2007. Over the past 8 years and has been involved in over 40 film/theatre projects. Has his first lead in a feature film with “The Sickle” in 2010. Since, has done cable television “Treme”, network television, “Red Band Society”, ” Greenleaf”, major feature films, ” Django Unchanined”, Keanu and national commercials, “Pampers” . Looks forward to continue working and making acting a full time career.

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Audience Feedback: ATOMIC COUPLE!, 15min., USA, Comedy/History

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  MOVIE POSTERATOMIC COUPLE!, 15min., USA, Comedy/History
Directed by Rodrigo Espinosa

Maggie Adams, a once promising nurse, is forced to confront the realities of her marriage when nuclear war breaks out and sets off a series of unexpected events that offer her a glimmer of hope to returning to who she yearns to be.

Director Statement The initial inspiration for this short was the story of Charlotte Benjamin. A 7 year old girl who was frustrated by Lego’s gender-stereotyping in their toy selection, who took it upon herself to write Lego’s CEO to demand change. I thought that was awesome, and it made me think more about how people in the world are held back on what they want by very bizarre things that we all view as “normal.” That is how Maggie came to be.

Film Type:Short

Runtime:14 minutes 22 seconds

Completion Date:April 1, 2016

Production Budget:32,000 USD

Country of Origin:United States

Country of Filming:United States

Film Language:English

Shooting Format:RED

Aspect Ratio:16:9

Film Color:Color

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