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An insecure Parking Enforcement Officer feels too guilty to successfully issue tickets. Starring Ryan Powers & Arden Myrin.
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Q: Should I check out the video above for film details, interviews with cast/crew, and a sneak peek at TICKET LIKE A MAN, including some behind the scenes footage?

A: Yes.

Q: Are these members of T.L.A.M. cast and crew?

ARDEN MYRIN - "HELEN"
ARDEN MYRIN - "HELEN"

 

RYAN POWERS - WRITER/PRODUCER/"HOWARD"
RYAN POWERS - WRITER/PRODUCER/"HOWARD"

 

JACOB JOHNSTON - DIRECTOR
JACOB JOHNSTON - DIRECTOR

 

LAUREN BAIR - PRODUCER/"EXEC LADY"
LAUREN BAIR - PRODUCER/"EXEC LADY"

 

GIULIA CARUSO - PRODUCER/FIRST AD
GIULIA CARUSO - PRODUCER/FIRST AD

 

JASON B. STAMEY - CASTING DIRECTOR
JASON B. STAMEY - CASTING DIRECTOR

MATTHEW LYNN (CINEMATOGRAPHER) REEL: https://vimeo.com/73149595?

A: Yes.

Q: I loathe parking enforcement officers. You've taken a risk here, by assuming anyone would care to see a film centered around a meter maid...even if this particular character feels terrible giving tickets.

A: True.

Q: I could be wrong...I just feel like movie-making is expensive. You're in post-production, and you need to pay people in order to produce high-quality results on a project you've worked hard on and care deeply about. The budget for this film probably goes towards sound, cast, crew, locations, costumes, color correction, sound mixing, equipment---Oh, and the more money you raise, the more you can submit this film to festivals everywhere? The goal is to get the film seen.

A: You are not wrong.

Q: I'm mad at Ryan, but it makes me feel better to watch this 5-second Video of his disintegration-death in the Season 2 Finale of MARVEL'S AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D on repeat.

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 A: I'm not sure I understand the question. But this is helpful.

Q: This is a strange FAQ section. But jokes aside, I bet you truly appreciate any form of support for your film, and cannot wait to show everyone TICKET LIKE A MAN.

A: Very true.

T.L.A.M. Poster created by Lauren Bair
T.L.A.M. Poster created by Lauren Bair

T.L.A.M EXTENDED TEAM BIOS

JACOB JOHNSTON (Director) is an up-and-coming director who is excitedly prepping to shoot his first full-length feature Revelator: The Neuromancer based off William Control’s popular book series. Also, currently in the casting and development phase is One of Us, an occult thriller written by Jacob, which he will direct later this year. For the the past 7 years, Jacob worked as a Producer for Marvel Studios helping shape the Marvel Cinematic Universe on features like Ant-Man, Guardians of the Galaxy, Captain America: Civil War, and the upcoming Doctor Strange. His short film, Kadence, is set to be released later this year.

ARDEN MYRIN ("Helen") is an actress, writer and comedian. A popular roundtable panelist on Chelsea Lately, Arden appeared on the show over 115 times, proving that all those years she spent reading Us Weekly for “research” were worth it. On the acting front, she recurred on the ABC show Fresh Off the Boat, and was recently seen on Two Broke Girls. Arden recently appeared off-Broadway at the prestigious Public Theatre in New York City in the world premiere of Robert O'Hara's play Barbecue. She was also a cast member on MADtv for four years, where she wrote many of her sketches, and was surprised to be in her underwear on TV a lot. Arden is a frequent guest on Comedy Central’s new hit show @midnight and was one of the first females to “win the Internet.” Arden has appeared on Orange Is the New Black, Key and Peele, Inside Amy Schumer, Suburgatory, Hung, Legit, Reno 911, Quickdraw, Late Night with Conan O’Brien, Psych, The Howard Stern Show, RuPaul’s Drag Race, Party Down, Hot in Cleveland, Legit, Soul Man and Quick Draw, among others. Her film credits include Morning Glory, Kinsey, The Lucky Ones and Bubble Boy, and the Sundance movies Bachelorette, Wrong and Wrong Cops. Catch her on the next season of Showtime's Shameless.

RYAN POWERS (Writer/Producer/"Howard") has appeared as an actor in numerous TV shows, including Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D, The Young & The Restless, How I Met Your Mother, Pretty Little Liars, Rules of Engagement, and Love Bites. Recently he was the Male Rehearsal Swing who covered all roles in FOX's Emmy-Nominated production of Grease: Live, and appeared in the live show as a "Scorpion." He shot a role in this summer's Ryan Gosling/Russell Crowe film The Nice Guys.

GIULIA CARUSO (Producer) is an LA-based Italian filmmaker and one of the founding partners of the independent production company Nonetheless Productions. The last feature she produced, Spa Night, directed by Andrew Ahn, premiered at Sundance 2016 in US Dramatic Competition and is distributed by Strand Releasing and Sundance TV. It was named one of the "Best of the Fest" by RogerEbert.com. Giulia produced the short film Myrna the Monster, directed by Ian Samuels, starring Kathleen Hanna and executive produced by MTV (other), which premiered at Sundance 2015 and went on to screen at dozens of festivals worldwide, such as SXSW, LAFF, Palm Springs, and won the Grand Jury Award at the Oscar-qualifying Florida Film Festival. 

LAUREN BAIR (Producer/"Evil Exec Lady") Originally from Pennsylvania, Lauren lives in Los Angeles and is a professional actor, writer, and illustrator. Most recently she cursed out Ryan Gosling in a scene in "The Nice Guys", and has acted in episodic TV, independent film, and many stage plays. She writes a lifestyle blog called "This Is Lalaland", and co-wrote webshow "Sleepover with Dan + Lauren". She also writes texts that should just be an email. With a BFA from Ringling College of Art, she has worked as a visual artist on animated feature films and commercials [Coraline, Jet Blue, Planters, M&Ms, MiniWheats], and her oil paintings have been shown in galleries nationwide. She enjoys the hustle and bustle of Hollywood life, with the help of every YouTube video featuring bad melodica. She also stalks French Bulldogs because they are the cutest. She's the most interesting woman in th--- ok. She's *alright*.

JASON STAMEY (Casting Director) is a North Carolina native who currently works as an Associate Casting Director to the legendary Sarah Finn. He’s spent the past four years casting Marvel features such as Ant-Man, Avengers: Age of Ultron, Captain America: Civil War, and the upcoming Doctor Strange. Beyond the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Jason has had the privilege of working on Jon Favreau’s Chef, Legendary’s Godzilla, the animated feature The Little Prince, and Shane Black's The Nice Guys.

Risks and challenges

Filmmaking has constant roadblocks, whether you are prepared for them or completely blindsided.

About a year and a half ago, Lauren Bair and I had our first meeting about this idea for a little short film. While there were a number of setbacks along the way, we pushed forward and slowly pieced together a fantastic team of determined, hard-working people who (luckily) wanted to join us in making this film as a passion project on a very tight budget.

We are no strangers to roadblocks, and we are prepared to keep pushing forward to create the best possible film to share with you. Thank you for joining us as we continue the work.

Oh and we hope the film gives you a good chuckle or two.

- Ryan :)

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