The 4 Corners is a film created to inspire people to make small to large changes in their lives. Through each character's unique life circumstance, the audience will gain insight into the importance living each day as if it is your last. The story will give the audience a funny, gripping tale seen through the eyes of the four main characters. The 4 Corners embraces what happens when we are personally faced with significant life changes.
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Damon (As seen in video) - After being diagnosed with terminal cancer, this womanizing, in demand, fashion photographer stumbles across a dear friend from his past.
Mickey - A 25 year old returned missionary for the LDS church realizes he can no longer hide his sexual orientation from his family and friends.
Chance - A 27 year old football coach and his high school sweetheart Sasha must face what they both realize deep in their hearts; How do you say goodbye to someone you love?
Scott - While he is celebrating his 30th wedding anniversary, Scott is plagued with the temptation of infidelity.
Our Production Team and Primary Cast:
Lee Basquin (Director/"Chance") has been drawn to the performing arts since he was a child growing up in Southern California. From a young age Lee acted on stage, wrote for both stage and screen, and pursued a professional acting career. Lee went on to get his BA in Film from California State University, Northridge. He has since worked as an actor, set designer, sound mixer and writer/director on numerous projects including "Wrong Turn," "Killer in the Kitchen," "Learning to Fly" and many others. Lee moved to Utah to write "Jenny and the Light Queen" for Feature Films for Families. Lee has additionally been one of the founding members of Maleti Entertainment and continues to work as an actor in the Salt Lake film market.
Alex Gunn (Producer/"Mickey") is originally from Provo, Utah. He received an M.F.A. in acting from Northern Illinois University under the direction of Master Teacher, Kathryn Gately-Poole. He also studied classical acting and Shakespeare at the London Academy of Performing Arts. He began acting over 20 years ago and has appeared in theater performances all over the USA and in London. He has also studied film acting technique with casting directors Jane Alderman, C.S.A.; and Jeff Johnson. Alex has appeared in several films including "Sirens" which was produced by Continuum Pictures. Additionally, Alex is an Executive Producer for AMR Heart Films a division of Maleti Entertainment. AMR Heart Films first project "The Plug" was an official selection of Zero Film Festival in Los Angeles and Humboldt Film Festival in Northern California. He currently lives in Salt Lake City, Utah with his daughter, Roxey.
Carlos Cabarcas ("Damon") began his acting career in 1997. Initially he began on stage, with performances which include “Animal Crackers,” “Kismet,” “Once Upon a Mattress” and “Tony and Tina’s Wedding” and then began focusing on film acting, booking many short films, non-union projects and commercials prior to joining SAG in 2008. Carlos has booked 10 union projects which include “Beer For My Horses,” with Toby Keith, “Around the Bend” with Sir Michael Caine and Christopher Walken and “Not Forgotten” with Simon Baker and Paz Vega. Finished project set for release in 2012 include the lead character in a thrilling horror film called “El Murcielago” and a principle role as a villain in “12 Dogs of Christmas II” with Sean Patrick Flannery and D.B. Sweeney which was directed by Oscar award-winning director Keith Merrill and veteran producer Ken Kragen. Carlos is a versatile actor with a natural ability to bring a character to life. He is passionate about “The 4 Corners” project in which his character, Damon Esposito, explores the angst of having to come to terms with poor choices and the transformation that result from having to confront a terminal disease.
Scott Standriff ("Scott") was born and raised in Toledo, Ohio and moved to Utah after high school graduation to attend Utah State University-intending to become a Forestry Major. Scott “accidentally” fell into theater arts when a friend talked him into auditioning as a member of the chorus for a USU production of “Fiddler on the Roof”. Scott actually ended up landing the speaking role of “Nachum the Beggar” and after hearing the audience’s laughter from his two lines, he became a full-fledged Theater Performance major, graduating with a Bachelors’ of Fine Art Degree. Scott eventually moved to Southern California and was cast in several community theater productions including “Enter Laughing”, "Antigone", “Arsenic and Old Lace”, “Death Trap” and cast as 'Jesus' in “Godspell” for which he won a San Diego Regional Theater “Best Actor Award”. Once back in Salt Lake City, Scott was cast in several commercials and the TV Ads. Other roles include 'Cary Grant' in a pilot for a short lived A & E channel series, “The Hollywood Detective” starring Tony Peck and Cheryl Tiegs, and a scientist in the 2003 feature film, “The Core”, starring Hilary Swank, Stanley Tucci and Aaron Eckhart. Scott has two daughters, Taylor (23) and Sierra (21) that, while often being very dramatic, have no interest in becoming performers.
Maya Taylor (Producer) grew up in Park City, UT and graduated from the University of Utah with a BA in Film Studies. Shortly after graduating, Maya moved to Los Angeles to pursue a career in film. There she worked on a number of television commercials (Dominos, Kentucky Fried Chicken) television shows (Dos Equis: Most Interesting Assistant in the World) and music videos (What Katie Said - The Matches). Maya discovered a passion for Film Festivals while working for Sundance Film Festival, AFI Film Festival and Cannes Film Festival. After her time in Los Angeles, Maya decided to move back home to Utah.
Reena Shah ("Sasha") was raised in Burbank, California. She began to dabble in acting at age 7 by participating in school productions as well as family backyard productions. She attended John Burroughs High School where she was very much drawn to musical choir. She participated in Sound Waves where they took first place at many competitions. Upon Graduating high school, Reena attended California State University of Northridge where she majored in Business Marketing just to be practical. However she wasn't very happy with her choice of major. When she was only one credit shy of obtaining her Marketing degree, Reena dropped out. She decided to travel to India and resided there for about six months until she discovered her true passion and realized that it's very important to "listen to your heart". When she returned to the states, she re-enrolled at CSUN to acquire a B.A. in Theatre Arts. She moved on to study at Howard Fines Acting Studio, Steve Eastins Studio, and thereafter Diana Castles Imagined Life. Reena landed her first acting role in a SAG web series called "Writers Block", and thereafter followed two independent films, "Bollywood Invasion" and "Light. Reena continues to push forth with her acting ambitions and is very much excited to participate as 'Sasha' in this outstanding production of "The 4 Corners".
Jason C. Brown (Editor) has been working in all facets of the industry since he arrived in Los Angeles in 2004. He's originally from Idaho, where he studied journalism and film production. He finished up his education in Southern California (where me met writer/director Lee Basquin), and has since made a living as a director, an editor, a director of photography, and as an actor in both fictional narrative and documentary films and television. He's worked on films with budgets ranging from zero dollars to two hundred million dollars, but he prefers nickel and diming it.
Bridger Dopp (Director of Photography) graduated from the University of Utah with a BA in Film Studies. He started Future Machine Media which creates content for the interwebs, silver screens, and anything in between. You can find a copy of Bridger's reel by visiting www.futuremachinemedia.com.
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Contributions of $500 or more will earn you an invitation to the final wrap party with the entire cast and and crew in beautiful Salt Lake City Utah, a one of a kind avatar gif file created from a personal photo you provide by AMR Heart Films artists Alex Gunn or Cassandra Hart, plus previously mentioned perks.
Contributions of $1000 will earn you an "Associate Producer" credit at the conclusion of the film, a (up to) 7 photo - stop motion "short film" gif file from photos you provide created by AMR Heart Films artists Alex Gunn or Cassandra Hart, plus all previously mentioned perks.
Contributions of $5000 or more will earn you an "Executive Producer" credit. As an Executive Producer you will be invited to the set during production of The 4 Corners, screening of "dailies", plus all previously mentioned perks.