Director: Ron Judkins Executive Producer: Clark Freeman Producers: Judy Korin, Jennifer Day Young Co-Producer: Lynnette Gryseels Cinematograhper: Tari Segal Editor: Travis Hatfield Music by: Ronit Kirchman Cast: Michael O'Keefe, Catherine Dent, Blake Bashoff, Julie Mond, Sean Patrick Thomas, Mike Genovese
Tucker (Oscar nominee Michael O’Keefe), a successful stay-at-home graphic novelist, has hit a mid-life and creative crisis. Six months late on the deadline of his latest novel, Sam has already created turmoil with his publisher after his last book was a disaster. When his therapist wife Mary (Catherine Dent of The Shield ) starts to suspect Sam of having an affair with Sherrie, his provocative and willing next-door neighbor, she’s surprised to find out he’s actually spending all of his time with a man. Jeff, his gay fellow “housewife” neighbor, is a fan of Sam’s published works. As his friendship with Jeff grows and he begins to recapture his creative fire, Sam finds he may be losing the one thing he never doubted: his marriage.
Ron Judkins Ron Judkins' directorial debut, The Hi-Line, premiered at the 1999 Sundance Film Festival and won awards at the Austin Film Festival, Louisville Film and Video Festival, Heartland Film Festival, and Santa Monica Film Festival. He has also directed the documentary 24 Peaces. Ron is the winner of two Academy Awards for Best Sound for Jurassic Park and Saving Private Ryan.
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NEW NEIGHBOR, THE
U.S.A., 2013, 14 mins, Color
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Director: Zina Kally
An older couple's dull life, void of passion and excitement, unexpectedly changes when they begin spying on the new neighbor.
Zina Kally is a Russian American writer/director/producer who studied filmmaking at the New York Film Academy in Los Angeles. With a PhD and a successful professional career in research, Kally is using her life experience to create projects that break stereotypes and expand genres. Kally's goal is to focus on characters and issues that, though common in American life, are often overlooked by mainstream culture. After co-producing the award winning The Lucky One, Kally directed and produced The New Neighbor. Kally currently has a feature-length sci-fi action drama and a mind-bending thriller in the works.