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Short Film — “Sonny”

Sonny is a short film that I wrote in 2009 and produced and directed in 2010. It premiered in LA in 2013.

Sonny is about a homeless man who squats in a dirty old RV on an empty lot. When he meets a brash young woman named Annie at the local recycling depot, his world is turned upside down.

You can watch it right now!

We shot it in 2010. Then a few months later, we moved to NYC from LA and I proceed to work on the post-production phase in 2011 with an editor friend, Jack Maatman, in LA via Skype! By 2012 we were done with the picture editing and moved onto sound editing with another Angelino, Paul Hackner. When we finished that, we began submitting to festivals and in 2013, Sonny appropriately premiered in LA at the Los Angeles Women’s International Film Festival. Sonny went on to play at five other festivals, even being nominated at one for a Screenwriting award.

Los Angeles Women’s International Film Festival
Beverly Hills, CA
March 21, 2013 to March 24, 2013
March 22, 12:00 at Leammle’s Music Hall

The ATTIC Film Festival
Austin, TX
April 19, 2013 to April 20th, 2013
***Nominated for Best Screenplay Award 2013

Newport Beach Film Festival
Newport Beach, CA
April 25, 2013 to May 2, 2013
April 30th, 3:30 pm at Island Cinemas 7

International Family Film Festival 
Burbank, CA
May 1, 2013 to May 5, 2013
May 4th, 5:30 at Raleigh Studios – Hollywood, CA
Pickford Theatre
May 5th, 4:30 at Raleigh Studios – Hollywood, CA
Pickford Theatre

The United Fest – New York City
Brooklyn, NY
May 10th, 2013 to May 16th, 2013
May 12th, 12:00 pm at Cobble Hill Cinemas – Brooklyn, NY

NY Shorts Fest
New York, NY
May 29th, 2013 at 7:30 PM at Landmark Sunshine Cinema – New York, NY

IMDb link.


Design by Marilee Sweeney. Photography by Lonnie Urven.

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