Comfort Film presents:
Certified Mail shorts film program presented by Stephen Lanus
There will be three short films being screened, in the following order:
1) Certified Mail
2) On the Nile
3) Nobody Comes to a Dinner Party
Synopsis: When an isolated young man mistakenly receives his neighbors' mail, a young man must deal with the dangerous implications of getting involved in their abusive relationship.
Logline: A young man gets the wrong mail, but some things are better left unopened.
Runtime: ~30 min
Written and Directed by: Stephen Lanus
Producers: Scott Ackerlund and Paul Rader Jr.
Starring: Darcy Grey, Kristine Veta, Matthew Quattrocki
Steve Lanus Bio: Steve Lanus is a writer, trader, and amateur plane crash investigator. He hails from the Chicago suburbs, graduated (somehow) from Northwestern University, and currently lives in Logan Square where he cultivates subterranean fungi for local closet trolls. Certified Mail is his directorial debut. http://stevelan.us/
On the Nile
Synopsis: A low-level criminal scrounges scrap-metal to pay for dental surgery, while his partner succumbs to a religious vision. Racial animosity creeps to the surface as their partnership crumbles.
Runtime: 15 min
Written and Directed by: Aaron Abolt
Producers: Aaron Abolt, Todd Hieggelke
Starring: Victor Steele, Cesar Rodriguez Figueroa, Jennifer Covington, Gheran Ottley-King, Valeria Smeke, Noel Kalmus, Leif Steenson, Amedgar Martinez, Megan Nail
Nobody Comes to a Dinner Party
Synopsis: A girl tries to throw a dinner party against all odds: flaky friends, an unsupportive lover, and the nagging fear of not being legit enough to throw dinner parties.
Logline: A girl tries to throw a dinner party. A friend decides not to show. A boy doesn’t care.
Runtime: ~15 min
Written and Directed by: Tori Telfer
Producers: Tori Telfer, Stephen Lanus
Starring: Lina Chambers, Dakota Loesch
Tori Telfer Bio: Tori Telfer just finished writing and directing a play in Los Angeles and is now scrambling to complete a book about female serial killers. No, she hasn’t cleaned her apartment in weeks. Yes, this bothers her. http://toridotgov.com/
Media: Digital Projection
Director in attendance.
More Details TBA.
Film screenings happen every Wednesday at 8pm
Outdoor Film screenings are at dusk (sundown) out on the Comfort Station lawn.
Music performances happen every Thursday at 7pm
Art openings happen the first Saturday of every month, and are displayed for the entirety of the month
All other events happen intermittently
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