Maurice Chauvet – Writer/Director
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
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).
Cast (in credits order)
|Michael Angelo Stuno||
|Melinda Augustina||executive producer / producer|
|Jed James||line producer|
|Jesse H. Rivard||producer|
|Barry Evan Sloan||supervising producer|
Film Editing by
Production Design by
Set Decoration by
|Iris Braydon||…||makeup artist|
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
|Vicki Goldsmith||…||assistant director|
|Lee Ascher||sound mixer|
|Josh Latham||sound editor|
|Aaron Uentillie||boom operator|
Camera and Electrical Department
|Kristine Ambrose||still photographer|
|Jay Pope||key grip|
|Melvin Sloan||editorial consultant|
|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|