Kevin Allen Jackson’s films have appeared at film festivals around the world, including Tribeca, Clermont-Ferrand, Dances With Films, BFI, Palm Beach, Newport Beach, LA Latino, the Oscar-qualifying Athens International (at which his film El Pasajero won Best Narrative Short, making it Academy Award eligible), Rhode Island, Breckenridge, Mexico International, LA Shorts, Cinequest and many others, and garnered several Best Picture, Special Jury, and Best Screenplay awards.
He has developed feature and episodic scripts for several independent producers, taught screenwriting both privately and at the renowned Writers Boot Camp, and was a finalist for the Warner Bros. Television Writers Workshop. He is one of the Executive Producers of MATCH, the co-founder, President & Managing Partner of MyTeeVee and a partner in Lobo Productions.
In addition to his film and episodic work, Kevin has worked extensively in theatre. He has directed over 30 stage productions, founded three theatre companies, served as the Director of Production for the MET Theatre in Hollywood, and worked at such New York theatre companies as Circle in the Square, The Vineyard, Circle Rep, Playwrights Horizons, Musical Theater Works and New Dramatists.
He holds an MFA from the Actors Studio Drama School and is a graduate of the Writers Boot Camp 2-Year Screenwriting Program.
GabbyKelly Rae Soto was born in San Luis Obispo, California. From the age of three, Kelly realized her love and passion for performing through dance, and was competing professionally by age twelve. Her search for a new way to express herself through art led her to her first acting class, where she immediately fell in love with this new and invigorating challenge. Upon moving to LA, she quickly booked a series of nationwide commercials while studying with David Barry Gray and at The Groundlings. She continues her studies now at Lesly Kahn & Co. in Hollywood. Kelly is represented by The Savage Agency and Shepard E. Smith at Luber Roklin Ent.
CJA born and raised NJ boy, he currently recurs on the AMC hit drama Mad Men. Jay has recurred on NBC’s Awake, ABC’s Revenge and was a regular on Oscar winner Stephen Gaghan’s NBC pilot Metro in 2011. Seals will next be seen in the Lionsgate comedy feature My Man Is A Loser starring John Stamos and Michael Rapaport due out in March. Jay was also the 2013 recipient of the Garden State Film Festival’s Robert Pastorelli Rising Star Award. He is currently shooting the lead role in the independent comedy feature The Best Thanksgiving Ever.
CarmineOn stage, Sal earned an Artistic Director Achievement Award in Los Angeles as ‘Best Lead Actor in a Drama’ for his portrayal of real-life yuppie Abbie Hoffman in the world premiere of Nick Zagone’s David and Goliath in America. TV Credits include The Daily Show, Royal Pains (currently recurring), Fraiser, ER (Recurring). Recent film lead credits: Lazarus Rising, opposite Eric Roberts and Adoni Maropis (Troy, Hidalgo, 24); The Perfect Wedding, opposite James Rebhorn (Scent of a Woman, The Talented Mr. Ripley); Code Blue, opposite Vincent Pastore (The Sopranos) and J.D. Williams (The Wire); A Dangerous Place, opposite Kristen Dalton (The Departed); and Across Dot Ave., as a violent skinhead.
AngelinaMarcia’s career has been based in the San Francisco Bay Area where she has performed in Theater, Film, Television and commercials for over 25 years. She has played many of the great Shakespearean women from Lady Macbeth to Cleopatra and the great musical theater roles from Anna in the King and I to Eliza Doolittle in My Fair Lady. Her television career spans many years from guest spots on Falcon Crest and Knight Rider to more recent appearances on Nash Bridges and Trauma.
Aunt LuciaLinda Ayres-Frederick has been acting in the SF Bay Area for 35 years. She is the Founder and Executive Artistic Director of the Phoenix Arts Association Theatre and Artistic Producing Director of the West Coast Playwrights Alliance founded in 1999.
JonAlthough Jon was born in Oakland, CA, the majority of his upbringing was spent overseas. His family bounced around the globe from Israel, to Argentina, to Canada. After graduating from high school in Toronto, Jon returned to California and attended college at the University of California at Davis. Jon earned a degree in Psychobiology, but rather than continue on to medical school, Jon decided to follow his passion and immerse himself in theater. Jon began his formal training in San Francisco at the American Conservatory Theater (ACT), and while at the program booked his first role in the film Unflinching Triumph: The Philip Rockhammer Story. After graduating from ACT, Jon moved down to Los Angeles to work in film and television. He is known for his role as Richard on the popular television show Parks and Recreation and the feature film Empty.
Andres Faucher - executive producer
Kevin Allen Jackson - executive producer
Jake Eberle - producer
Wes Chappell - co-producer
Banks Boutte – co-producer
M. Vanessa Coto - line producer
Cleo Valente - producer
Joel Pincosy - first assistant director
Carol Clayman - casting assistant
Valerie Emmi - wardrobe
Grant Martin - trailer editor
Lana Palmer - script supervisor
Patrick Leonard - composer
Executive Producer: Kevin Allen Jackson
Sr. Associate Producer: Alex Kruse
Associate Producer: Jessica Van den Ancker
Associate Producer: Maureen McGuirk
Zach Murphy, Kate Colvin, Kalissa Mullis, Maya Bolden, Aimee Lacasse, Sharon Liu, Molly Bilinski, Courtney Botelho, Natasha Desai, Shelby Dollar, Tracy Egbas, John Johnson, Rory King, Wen Lui, Lisa Rogolsky, Anna Zabiega
Additional Website Development: Lucy Manda
Game Developers: Lucy Manda and Bryce Pelletier
Graphic Design: Wes Chappell
Runtime: 13 min
Shot on location: San Francisco, CA
Written by: Kevin Allen Jackson
Directed by: Christopher Stanley
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A young girl from a blue-collar traditional Italian-American family prepares to leave for college against the objections of her father, while the entire family struggles to cope with the death of the family patriarch.