Written by Adrian Elliot & Blake Bogosian Story by Blake Bogosian & Jonathan Melnick
Director of Photography: Devin Whetstone Editor: Blake Bogosian Producers: Marisa Garay, Adrian Elliot, & Blake Bogosian
Matt: Matthew Nikitow Mom: Tessa Auberjonois Sarah: Stephanie Lovie Underwood Man: Danny Bick Daniel: Chris Andrew Ciulla
DITCH | a short film | trailer
BEST SHORT FILM - AUDIENCE AWARD - Big Bear Lake International Film Festival (2013) BEST DRAMATIC SHORT - Manhattan Film Festival (2013) BEST OVERALL FILM - Myrtle Beach International Film Festival (2013) BEST SHORT FILM - Myrtle Beach International Film Festival (2013)
When the nascent romance between a mid-twentieth century repair shop owner and his charming young customer falters, he struggles to find a solution for his most daunting task-- repairing himself.
Starring: Rowan Brooks & Monica Barbaro
Directed by: Plummer/Strauss (Justin Plummer III & Martin Strauss) Producers: Spesner T. Nottage & Martin Strauss Cinematographer: Spenser T. Nottage Editors: Blake Bogosian & Jeremy Huff Production Designer: Matthew Elium Composer: Andrew Skrabutenas Costume Designer: Sibilla Carini Sound Designer: Michael Archacki
Bogo Shock Nasty—an aging ex-con who finds himself burnt-out and working at a local liquor store, receives an unexpected visit from an old friend who confronts him about his change in occupation. Triggering Bogo's inner gangster self to resurface, Bogo finds himself reconnecting with his notorious ex-drug dealer Stubs . With very little money to front his new prospects, Bogo is forced to take a huge risk in order to regain the respect he once had from his peers. His plan—to rob Syph and double-up on his money but he quickly realizes he is not the sharp gangster he used to be and finds himself on the other side of the gun. With his back against the wall, Bogo is forced to make a life-changing decision in order to payback the notorious Stubs and reclaim his own agency.
Director Statement This movie deals directly with the mundane influence that mainstream hip hop culture has on my generation, the so-called Generation Y. So many kids grow up believing that if you sell drugs and rap you can be the next 2Pac. Unfortunately this is not reality and a lot of people I’ve grown up with discover this after either serving time in prison or by working at Rite Aid for ten years straight, suddenly realizing they have been mislead by the glamour-trip of mainstream hip hop. By making this film, I wanted to touch on aspects of life that resonate deeply with me and my peers--ideals of success and struggles with disillusionment. Filmmaking is a very personal expression for me and I felt that this particular story is one that I have heard a million times--the kid who was fronted the drugs, ultimately unable to pay... so he paid with his life.
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