WMMFEST 2015

WMMFest is We Make Movies’ annual mini film festival within the larger Hollywood Fringe Festival from June 11-27. Here’s our line-up!

p_2302_i_305421Thursday, June 11th / 8 pm / 3 Clubs
SHORTS PROGRAM #1
Unsaid / Get Spy – Episode 1 / Good News Gone Bad / Taco / Last Exit / Jes and Lora

Sunday, June 14th / 6 pm / 3 Clubs
SHORTS PROGRAM #2
Speedwriting / Real Housewife Gets A Real Job / Jam / Deal With It / Amber Alert / Even Steve / The Puppet 

Wednesday, June 17th / 8:15 pm / 3 Clubs
SHORTS PROGRAM #3
Up the Valley and Beyond / Xchange / Get Spy – Episode 4 / I’m So Happy I Found You / True Love Stories / Ice Cream 

Wednesday, June 24th / 8 pm / 3 Clubs
SHORTS PROGRAM #4
Interrogation / Direction / Decaf / Death of a Van Nuys Car Salesman / Will / Steps / Thump

Saturday, June 27th / 8 pm / 3 Clubs
SHORTS PROGRAM #5
Jes and Lora / Get Spy – Episode 8 / Jam / The Birds and the Knees / I’m Right Here / Trailer Park Gigolo / Ghost Coppers – Episode 1

Get your tickets here!

THE FILMS

WMMFEST-GET-SPYGET SPY – EPISODE 1
‘The Disc’ Ambushed by Evelyn, Mike and Steve, Peter must give up the disc or suffer the consequences. Series Written & Created by David Beatty / Shot & Directed by Lorin Davis / Produced by Heather Fusari & David Beatty / Starring David Beatty, Heather Fusari, Cameron Miller, Chelsea Alden, Eric Davis, Alyson Daniel, Hugh Lehane, Branden Cook, Suwon Weaver, Drew Ignatowski, Lorin Davis, Benjamin Burt & Maite Garcia.

WMMFEST-GOOD-NEWS-GONE-BADGOOD NEWS GONE BAD
It’s a world where sensationalism rules the day, ethics are a thing of the past and local news is nearing the same fate as the dinosaurs. However, that doesn’t stop the Channel One news team from going to a mind-blowing and hilarious extreme to finally win their time slot.
Starring Patrick Duncan, Aubrey Mozino, Sean Michael Boozer, Eric Altman, Bri Giger, Kate Bergeron, Keith Gerchak & Nathan Paul / Written by Zack Van Eyck / Directed by Sam Mestman / Produced by WE MAKE MOVIES

WMMFEST-JES-AND-LORAJES AND LORA
Jes just wants to borrow gas for his car, but farm girl Lora wants to know more about the stranger. Starring Terri J. Freedman & Brendan Weinhold / Written, Produced, Edited & Directed by Patrick Coleman Duncan / Director of Photography by Sam Rosenthal / Camera Assisted by Peter Mares / Sound Mixed by Skyko / Produced by Kristen Pickrell & Brynna Yentz / Featuring songs by Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy

sketch showLAST EXIT
Mr. Gibson’s not afraid of death, just his funeral. or Mr. Gibson doesn’t want to take any detours on the way to his last exit.
Starring Don Watson & Ryan Coil / Written by Chris Reynolds / Directed by Eric Michael Kochmer / Shot & Edited by Bruce Birnbaum / Produced by WE MAKE MOVIES

WMMFEST-tacoTACO
2 Girls, Too many drinks, 1 Great idea.
Starring Sarah Monahan, Sophia Stephou, Matt Sauve & Andy Malone / Directed by Cassie Keenan / Written by Jillian Tredenick & Sarah Monahan

WMMFEST-UNSAIDUNSAID
While his family gathers to mourn his mother’s passing, Steve must find the words he needs to let her go. Written and Directed by Garrett Robinson / Produced by Matthew D. Hunt, Kendall Hawley & Whit Spurgeon / Starring David McCullough, Michelle Loucadoux, Brett Fleisher & Bree Williamson / Cinematography by Denton Akoni Kukahiko / Camera by Art Chong / Gaffed by Andrew Kowalski / Sound Recording by Nicolás Osorio

WMMFEST-SPEEDWRITINGSPEEDWRITING
Two writers needing cash place an ad to teach prospective writers how to maximize spript pitching, with unexpected results. Written & Directed by Michael Russnow / Produced by Michael Russnow & Michael Beardsley / Starring Michael Beardsley, Michael Russnow, Kelly Mullis, Tony Mouleart, Leslie Simms, Jacob Andrew Lyle, John Bigham & Brendan Weinhold / Edited by Michael Beardsley / Director of Photography Kiko Suura / Sound Recording by Vince Freeman / Makeup by Nikki Popkow

sketch showREAL HOUSEWIFE GETS A REAL JOB
Wine throwing, hair pulling, and confessionals: just another day at the office.
Starring Laura Mannino, Chris Frederick, Carrie Madsen and Melissa Ciesla / Written by Laura Mannino / Directed by Joe Leonard / Edited by Eric Michael Kochmer / Produced by WE MAKE MOVIES

sketch showAMBER ALERT
Have you ever met an Amber over 40?
Starring Karen Zumsteg, Heather Fusari, Kelly Mullis and Sapna Gandhi  / Written by Jeffrey Ashkin / Directed by Whit Spurgeon  / Edited by Sam Mestman / Produced by WE MAKE MOVIES

WMMFEST-EVEN-STEVEEVEN STEVE
Steve tries to get through life, love and divorce while trying to make it as a singer/songwriter. This is an alt-history biography of the writer peeking into an alternate dimension. Starring Steve Brock, Michael Russnow, Courtney Lin Jones, Rachelle Lynn, Bri Giger, Mariam Saraj and Kathleen Hayes / Written, Directed and Produced by Steve Brock / Director of Photography by Ajala Bandele / Sound Recording by Jason Aaron Moran

WMMFEST-DEAL-WITH-ITDEAL WITH IT
I don’t mean to freak you out, but if you want to date me…. well, I’m gonna show you how much I care.  And if it’s a little much… you’re just gonna have to deal with it.
Starring Chris Valenti & Jennifer Tung / Written and Directed by Chris Valenti & John Mickevich / Music by John Michevich

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A seven-minute film that explores the self absorption of 18 characters stuck in the middle of nowhere. Written, Directed & Edited by Brett Fleisher / Produced by Brett Fleisher, Karen Henry & Nathan Paul / Starring Sean Michael Boozer, Darrett Sanders, Donald Watson, Sapna Gandhi, Ryan Karloff, Ali Iovino, Kimberley Wong, Rhomeyn Johnson, Ashley Ward, Jeff Bower, Bri Giger, Laura Jayne Blackwell, Thom Rivera, Eric Michael Kochmer, Brett Fleisher, Pat Scott and Jude Evans / Cinematography by Bruce Birnbaum

coming-soonICE CREAM
Your love is better than ice cream. Starring: Andrew Ahn, Yvonne Lu, Mona Deutsch Miller and Steve Miller / Directed and Produced by Tara Samuel and Andrew Ahn / Written and Scored by Andrew Ahn / Director of Photography by Denny Kukahiko / 1st AC by Alex Alvarez / 2nd Unit Director of Photography by Armin Balg  / Sound by Naidene Salgado / Edited by Christopher Frederick / Colored by Sam Mestman

WMMFEST-PUPPETTHE PUPPET
A man starts talking to his hand, which is trying to get him to engage in alcoholic and abusive behavior.
Starring Eric Michael Kochmer / Directed, Produced, Written and Cinematography by Derek Silvers

WMMFEST-UP-THE-VALLEY-AND-BEYONDUP THE VALLEY AND BEYOND
Ever wonder how sexploitation genius Russ Meyer became Russ Meyer?
Starring Jim Parrack, Sarah Jones and Torie Tyson / Written and Directed by Todd Rosken / Executive Produced by Torie Tyson

WMMFEST-XCHANGEEXCHANGE
A couple reveals their respective understanding of their relationship through their holiday gift exchange.
Starring Chris Valenti and Laura Azevedo / Written, Directed by Chris Valenti / Produced by Chris Valenti and Kim Desai / DP by Richard Salazar / Camera by Jason Leeds / Sound by Max Nikoff

WMMFEST-I'M-SO-HAPPY-I-FOUND-YOUI’M SO HAPPY I FOUND YOU
A woman is plagued by a belief that an entity is following her, but when the rare bird that has been protecting her since childhood is found dead in her yard, things become all too real. Starring Lyndsey Lantz, Kim Reed, Jeff Elam, Teya Patt, Traci Katherine & Dana Lee Ryan / Written, Directed, Edited, Sound Design, Foley by Michael Starr / Executive Produced by Jessica E. Reynolds / Co-Produced by Kim Reed / Associate Produced by Bridget Reynolds / Composed by Chad Sexton / Cinematography by Zack Ketz / Set Decoration by Linda McDonald / Costume Design by Christine Guilmette / Special Effects Makeup by Tamara D. / VFX Supervision by Abel Salazar

WMMFEST-GET-SPYGET SPY: EPISODE 4
‘Ottoman’s Delight’ –  The team follows a lead to Poseidon. However, the stakeout quickly goes south when their cover is blown. Starring David Beatty, Heather Fusari, Cameron Miller, Chelsea Alden, Eric Davis, Alyson Daniel, Hugh Lehane, Branden Cook, Suwon Weaver, Drew Ignatowski, Lorin Davis, Benjamin Burt and Maite Garcia. / Series Written and Created by David Beatty / Shot and Directed by Lorin Davis / Produced by Heather Fusari and David Beatty / A Double Yellow Line Films Production

sketch showTRUE LOVE STORIES
3 Couples show how love truly knows no bounds — or boundaries.
Starring Dawn Bower, Jack Scollard, Leslie Simms, Jed Mills, Jeff Bower and Aubrey Mozino / Written by Jeff Bower / Directed by Denny Kukahiko / Produced by WE MAKE MOVIES

WMMFEST-DIRECTIONDIRECTION
Need some etiquette advice for your first date? This seasoned stage and screen director is more than happy to help out. Starring Chris Valenti, Leilani Wyatt, Kerry Liu and Alejandra Morin / Written & Directed by Chris Valenti / Produced by Chris Valenti, Nathan Paul, Chad Kukahiko & Christopher Fredrick / Kristen Pickerell, Eric Altman, Valentina Vee, David Beatty, Jasmine Marie, Patrick Duncan, Laura Mannino, Jason Leeds, Max Nikoff, Sapna Gandhi, Peter Mares, Matthew Perkis, Daniel Valentine, Bruce Birnbaum, MichelleLoucadoux

sketch showDECAF
I want my First-World Problem, and I want it now!
Starring Christopher DeMaci, Torie Tyson, Tracy Peyton, Chris Valenti and Tehana Fatima Weeks / Written by Chris Valenti / Directed and Edited by Art Chong / Produced by WE MAKE MOVIES

sketch showDEATH OF A VAN NUYS CAR SALESMAN
New branded content from Van Nuys Dodge and Jeep (on Ventura Blvd. right off the 101!)
Starring John Bigham, Sharon Spence, Amy Schumacher and Nathan Paul / Written by Brian Rubinow / Directed by Sam Mestman / Cinematography by Valentina Vee / Produced by WE MAKE MOVIES

coming-soonWILL
Two estranged brothers have to bury their loathsome father when they discover only one of them is entitled to the inheritance.
Starring Jeremy Kushnier and Paul Nolan / Directed, Written, Edited and Produced by Serge Kushnier / DP by Nicholas Seguin / Composed by Bryce Kushnier / Produced by We Make Movies Canada

WMMFEST-THUMPTHUMP
A short film about what happens in the middle of the night, when things are supposed to be quiet. But aren’t. Starring Steve Newman, Frances Chewning, Deliah Harris and Grant McLlvaine / Directed by Whit Spurgeon / Written by Steve Newman / Produced by Steve Newman and Whit Spurgeon / Director of Photography by Denton Akoni Kukahiko / Camera Operation by Art Chong / Assistant Direction by Debora Lascelles / Sound Mixed by Max Nikoff / Sound Design by Victoria Deiorio / Edited by Collin Blair

coming-soonTHE BIRDS AND THE KNEES
Logline: The gift of a child (brought to you by a T-Rex) Starring: Kevin Kennedy, John Andrews, Ben Clifford, Peyton Rushton and Sam Jensen / Written, Directed and Edited by Amanda Terfloth / Director of Photography by Jeff Ridout / Produced by Stevie Baker / Production design by Tina Meister / Sound Design, Music Supervision, Recording by Mitchell Rathgeb / Script Supervised by Natalia Lopez-Woodside / Still Photography by Robert Temple / Titles by Jessica Bartram / PA-ed by Andrea Ziedenberg and Andy Wong

WMMFEST-I'M-RIGHT-HEREI’M RIGHT HERE
Based on a true story: Broken from the Vietnam war, a man spirals into a drug and alcohol addiction, inadvertently getting involved with the mob, then he tries to walk away, before it’s too late. SitkaBlu Productions / Executive Produced & Written by Clark D. Schaefer / Directed by Christopher Soren Kelly / Director of Photography by Ted Endres / Edited by Christopher Soren Kelly / Starring Kevin Oestenstad, Jessica Duffy, Eric M. Kochmer, Gina Comparetto, Andrew Cappelletti, Teigen Fraker, Jake Kaufman & Denver Rhodus

coming-soonTRAILER PARK GIGOLO
In East Cleverdale Trailer Park the only way to truly live is to retire.
Starring: Jack Zullo, Laura Jayne Blackwell, Morgan Christensen and Dave Colan / Directed by Sebastian Heinrich / Cinematography by John M. O’Connor

 

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