By Andrew Buckner
The twelfth film in The Andrew Buckner/ AWordofDreams Fall 2020 Short Film Festival is an emotionally gripping, beautifully acted and constructed glimpse into personal fears. It is a 14-minute and 38-second drama starring David Graziano in the title role of “The Actor” (2013). Masterfully directed by Skip Shea and Mike Messier, the project immerses the audience in its thoughtfulness, central love story and its magnificent black and white cinematography.
“The Actor” is a story about love lost, love regained, and the regret that comes with decisions made. This is The Actor’s story, one of a struggle to come to terms with himself and the woman he loves, The Muse. The plot is based on David Graziano, The Actor, and Christine Perla, The Muse relationship. How they met, fell in love and why David left only to begin a downward spiral. This journey comes to light in an acting lesson with The Coach, played by Diana Porter.
PRODUCTION TEAM INFO:
Christine Perla – Executive Producer
Mike Messier – Producer
Skip Shea – Producer
Skip Shea & Mike Messier – Director
Skip Shea -Editor
William Smyth – Cinematographer
Steven Lanning-Cafaro—Original Score
Roland Khorshidianzadeh – PA
Chris Hunter – Audio Supervisor
Christine Perla – Script Supervisor
Loraine Craig Resniak and Tony Demings
Filmed at Courthouse Center for the Arts–West Kingston, Rhode Island
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*All the films shown in this festival are used with the kind permission of the filmmakers themselves.