Maurice Chauvet – Writer/Director

Maurice Chauvet with actor Evin Grensted on set of Three-Fifty

Maurice Chauvet wrote Owning Mahowny (Sony Classics, 2003), for which he received a Genie Award nomination for best adapted screenplay. He has written feature films for 20th Century Fox and Nickelodeon/Paramount.

Maurice is a founding member and Co-Artistic Director of the Venice, CA-based theater company Apartment A. Also a playwright, Chauvet’s 2004 play A Safe Distance was an L.A Stage Alliance Ovation Award nominee for best world premiere play and was included on the Backstage West Critics’ List.

Other produced plays include Ascension, Three-Fifty, Sunday Morning, Suicide Sam, All Night Radio, Bobby Zero, The Chess Game and Wild Kingdom.

On stage, Chauvet directed Jeanne Dorsey’s The Longbottom Way and his own Three-Fifty. He wrote and directed the short film Three-Fifty, based on his play.

Melinda Augustina – Producer/Actress

Melinda Augustina
Actress-Executive Producer, Melinda Augustina’s first comedy short THREE-FIFTY has been charming audiences on every continent in the world.  THREE-FIFTY screened at over 40 international film festivals, won seven awards, had special screenings at major museums in America, special screenings at the Cannes Film Festival’s Short Film Corner, and aired on television in Europe, Africa, Australia, Asia and the US. 

The role of the Video Store Manager was written for her by screenwriter Maurice Chauvet after working extensively with Chauvet in his live theater company Apartment A in Venice, CA.  Melinda played the role of the Video Store Manager on stage with Apartment A with critics calling the stage play “screamingly funny” her performance “especially hilarious…”

Acting credits include dozens of stage roles in mid-west regional theaters in the US.    Melinda has won several stage awards, including one for intense dramatic role of armchair Nazi ‘Lemon’ in Wallace Shawn’s Aunt Dan and Lemon. She also created memorable performances as Syliva Plath in Letters Home and  Gladys  in Athol Fugard’s A Lesson From Aloes.  She has been adding film and television credits to her resume since moving to Los Angeles.   She has played a number of roles in commercials, independent films and television shows.

Co-author and producer of numerous live sketch comedy shows including THE BLONDE LEADING THE BLONDE, WOULD YOU LIKE ANY FRIES WITH THAT??, THE HAPPY BLOW-UP ALLIGATOR and I KNOW A GOOD FLO WHEN I SEE ONE. The comedy shows were developed through her own improvisation techniques and produced as combination comedy shows + after-parties to sold-out crowds in Dallas, Texas. 

In Dallas, Melinda was lead writer on the television show “Net Talk Interactive”, one of the first shows to be broadcast on radio, TV and internet simultaneously.  She penned 13 scripts.  The show went on to win Platinum Telly Award in Family/Children Television at Worldfest.

Jesse Rivard – Producer

Jesse H. Rivard was born in Northern California and grew up way out in the country in West Virginia. He returned to California to study theater and film at UCLA. He has been working professionally since graduation having started as a producer at the cutting edge post music house tomandandy (Arlington Road, Killing Zoe, Right at your Door).

Rivard has gone on to produce eight feature films ranging from horror films (Something’s Wrong in Kansas) to character driven thrillers (Inside Irvin) to the hip-hop western (Gang Of Roses).

Rivard also produced the world premier staging of All Night Radio by Maurice Chauvet with Apartment A Theater Company in Venice. In his spare time he promotes art shows thru his Purple Presents moniker and is a union location manager for feature films and network television.

Directed by

Maurice Chauvet


Maurice Chauvet

Cast (in credits order)

Evin Grensted
Michael Angelo Stuno
Melinda Augustina
Paul McKinney
Clerk #2
Iris Braydon
Additional Customer
Heather Long
Additional Customer

Produced by

Melinda Augustina executive producer / producer
Jed James line producer
Jesse H. Rivard producer
Barry Evan Sloan supervising producer

Music by

John Abella

Cinematography by

Barry Norwood

Film Editing by

Eric Grush

Production Design by

Marc Graiser

Set Decoration by

Caroline Roche

Makeup Department

Iris Braydon makeup artist

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

Vicki Goldsmith assistant director

Sound Department

Lee Ascher sound mixer
Josh Latham sound editor
Aaron Uentillie boom operator

Camera and Electrical Department

Kristine Ambrose still photographer
Scott Donahue grip
Jay Pope key grip
Thomas Wily gaffer

Editorial Department

Melvin Sloan editorial consultant

Other crew

John Robert Johnson production coordinator
Joel Marquez script supervisor
Jesse H. Rivard location manager
Scott Saslow production assistant
Peter Soby Jr. production consultant
Sterling Zielinski production consultant


David Alan Graf special thanks
Steven Luftman special thanks
Patricia Pollinger special thanks
Karen Smalley special thanks
Anup Sugunan special thanks
Cathy Tauber special thanks
David Wendell special thanks
Miranda Morton Yap special thanks
Robert Yeager special thanks

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