Second Line: A short film for The Little Theater's Screensaver campaign

I was approached by producers Brianne Merkel & Chris Hogan-Roy to come up with a short film to promote The Little’s Screen Saver Campaign. The Little, Rochester New York’s premiere art house cinema, has launched this Crowdrise Campaign to fund the conversion of their theaters to digital.

So what did I come up with? A funeral for film. We did it New Orleans style and even included a casket full of old film artifacts. But this is Rochester a.k.a. Kodak Town. The birthplace of film. People can get very sensitive about celluloid. I do love film & will remember it fondly. But the times…they are a changing.

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Much thanks to the amazing cast and crew who helped make this production possible. Photo credit – Chris Hogan Roy

Be a Screensaver!
http://www.crowdrise.com/littlescreensaver
https://thelittle.org/screensaver

Written by Matthew Ehlers, Brianne Merkel, & Chris Hogan-Roy
Produced by Brianne Merkel
Directed by Matthew Ehlers
Director of Photography – JR Kraus
Sound – Mike Barra
2nd Camera/Props – John Vincent
Grip – Mike Boas
Camera PA – Jeff Enssle
Best Boy – Shane Morris
Costume/Props Master – Mary Steeves
Production Design Asst. – Kenya Chester
Editor – Chris Hogan-Roy
Post Supervision – Jeff Beach

Cast

Director……………………..Mike Koldan
Robot………………………..Mike Boas
Steve Dave…………………Jeff Enssle
16mm Mourner………….David Spiro
2nd Line…………………….Rheytchul Kimmel, Eric Maira, Brian William, Chris Crouse, Douglas Szczesny, Terri Cvetan, Sean Michael Smith
Pallbearers…………………Pat McCabe, Phillip Frey, Randy Huckabone, Don Casper
Mourners…………………..Diane Chevron, Corey Morgano, Noel Wilfeard, Sandy Gabriel, Frank Calandra, Julie Cramer, Susan Katz-Aser, Tyler Aser, Owen Aser, Kurt Mueller, Laura Garrison

Special Thanks – Rob MacGown of Flying Baby Pictures, 57th Street Productions, Eggwork Productions

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