I was delighted to be a key producer the short film “Carrol Lynn” — a first time short for director James Cernero, who also wrote.
This short film was nominated for and won several awards:
Bridgeport Film Festival 2022
- WINNER Best Female Performance — Anna Russell
Red Dirt Film Festival 2022
- WINNER, Best Supporting Actress — Anna Russell
- Nominee, Best Cinematography — Steven Carmona
- Nominee, Best Director — James T. Cernero
- Nominee, Best Editing — Andrew Betsch
- Nominee, Best Lead Actress — Annie Golden
- Nominee, Best Score/Soundtrack — Lee Salevan
- Nominee. Best Narrative Short Film — Gillian Fritzsche, Aaron Dean Eisenberg, Elina Street
- Nominee. Best Supporting Actor — Olan Montgomery
MOM Film Festival 2021
- Nominee, Outstanding Performance — Anna Russell
- Nominee, Best Mom-Themed Film — Gillian Fritzsche, Anna Russell, Adriane Cernero
Here are some production stills.
Writer/Director James Cernero and DP Steven Carmona (who’s worked with me on the LSL Life Docuseries), together created some beautiful, powerful images. The performances from Annie Golden, Danielle Burgess, Nikiya Mathis, Anna Russell, Olan Montgomery, and Anastasia Veronica Lee are heartbreaking and not to be missed. I was literally wiping tears from my eyes on set after several takes.