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Landed Gentry Productions Presents:
"A Waltz" - Short Film

We are making a short film grounded in the earthy, the ordinary, the everyday, and its accidental transformation to the extraordinary. It is a film about love, choices, trains, unexpected crossroads, obituaries, muses, and the moments in which the continuation of everything we know comes down to a single fortuitous decision.

Making a great film requires funding, so every dollar donated to this project helps. The budget will include costumes, props, train tickets (several shots are on a moving train, and we will need tickets for the cast and crew), festival submission fees, and perhaps most importantly, support for local artists to make their art. We have a script. We have incredibly talented actors and crew ready to dedicate their time and energy. All we need is your help.

The idea for this film started with an image. Dillon was sitting outside a coffee shop on a freezing January morning, and he saw a middle aged man give his scarf to a girl in her twenties. The man told her to keep it, because she needed it more than him. The moment was beautiful, but what would have happened if their conversation had continued? What would they have in common? What brought them both to that spot at that moment? What if they both needed to be saved?

The Team:

We want you to know who you are helping to support.

Dillon Wall - Director



Dillon is a writer and director from the Bay Area who has been making films for close to four years. He discovered a passion for film making when he was cast as the lead role in an independent vampire movie called "Daddy's Boy." He realized soon after production began that his calling was from the other side of the camera. Since then he has written and directed seven short films, along with thirteen episodes of an online series. His work has been screened at film festivals such as Action on Film International Film Festival in Los Angeles, and the National Film Festival For Talented Youth in Seattle. Other work by Dillon Wall




Brandon Fraley - Cinematographer



Brandon is a Director and Cinematographer from California’s central coast. Always having a passion for film, photography and visual art, Brandon began creating his own films as a high school student. Soon after graduating, he wrote, directed, photographed, and edited a series of 3 short films, each winning several awards as well as being featured in film festivals around the country and internationally. Brandon soon discovered an excitement for the medium of music video and has since directed videos for many up and coming musical artists. Brandon is currently working as a Cinematographer and Music Video Director in the Los Angeles and San Francisco Bay Area. Other work by Brandon Fraley




Edward Hightower - Lead Actor



Edward is an actor and director currently based in the San Francisco Bay Area. His recent work includes Brandon Hunt's The Duty of Living (Best Horror Short - Action on Film International Film Festival), George Retelas' Cold Cuts, Me So Lonely (2009 CAIFF Iron Filmmaker 24-hour Film Competition Winner) and Grant Ellis' Louis! Edward's local theatrical work includes Max Bialystock in The Producers (2010 Elly Award – Best Actor) and Frog in A Year With Frog and Toad (2008 Arty Award – Best Actor) for Solano College Theatre; Matthew, et al., in Cotton Patch Gospel and John Wilkes Booth in Assassins for Custom Made Theatre Company. Regionally, Edward has dazzled audiences as Carl-Magnus in A Little Night Music (PCPA TheatreFest), Fagin in Oliver! (Idaho Falls Theatre Centre) and John in Oleanna (Beacon Hill Players, Boston, MA). With the able assistance of Sam Craig, his informative and scientifical YouTube series For Science! (http://thelandedgentry.blip.tv) continues to delight and offend peoples of every nation. Other work by Edward Hightower




Emily Cary - Lead Actor



Emily is an actor and student in the San Francisco Bay Area. Recent roles include Viola in Twelfth Night, Nanki-poo in The Mikado, and Clarisse in Fahrenheit 451 for Strip-mall Theater. She attended Idyllwild Arts Academy and is currently pursuing her BFA. Emily is an avid trout fisherwoman



Judy Clement Wall - Screenplay



Judy's short stories and essays have been published in numerous print and online literary journals and websites. She has just completed her first book, Beautiful Lives, a literary novel all about love (and family, and mental illness, and ghosts, and dogs, and commercial signage… but mostly love). Find out more about Judy through her blog, Zebra Sounds, or follow her on Twitter: jdistraction.

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