THE NEWS TODAY

 

Drama (12 minutes)

Director: Lisa Donato
Writers: Jake Matthews & Lisa Donato
Producers: Emily Irion, Heather Nevill
Starring: Jake Matthews, Nick Neon

Synopsis:

The News Today highlights the last ordinary moments between two guys in love. 
Inspired by the shooting at Pulse Nightclub in Orlando, the film explores gun violence and our desensitized culture who responds to it.

Cast:

 

JAKE MATTHEWS

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NICK NEON

 

Additional Cast:

Lori Steele

AWARDS / PRESS

We were shortlisted to compete for the prestigious Iris Prize in Cardiff, Whales.
Winner: Best LGBT Short, Austin Revolution Film Festival
Best Actor Nomination Jake Matthews, Austin Revolution Film Festival
Female Filmmaker of the Year Nomination, Lisa Donato, Austin Revolution Film Festival
Best Director Nomination, Austin Revolution Film Festival
Lagniappe Award winner at Crossroads Film Festival in Jackson, Mississippi

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SCREENINGS 

Crossroads, Jackson, MS. 4/7 (12:30pm)
Inside Out, Toronto, Canada. 5/27 (4:45pm)
OUT EAST, Halifax, Nova Scotia. 6/17 (2:30pm)
True Colors Festival, Brooklyn, NY. 6/17 (3pm)
Literally Short, Houston, TX. 6/18 (4pm)
San Antonio Film Festival, San Antonio, TX. 8/6 (6pm)
North Carolina Gay & Lesbian Film Festival, Durham, NC. 8/11, 8/12, 8/17
PULSE FUNDRAISER, CENFLO, Ocoee, FL. 9/2 (4pm)
aGLIFF, Austin, TX. 9/7 (7:15pm)
North Louisiana Gay & Lesbian Film Festival, Shreveport, LA. 9/13
STAMPED, Pensacola, FL. 9/14 (6:30pm)
Cinema Diverse, Palm Springs, CA. 9/22 (11am)
Reel Pride, Fresno, CA. 9/23
Austin Revolution Film Festival, Austin, TX. 9/23 (5pm)
Reeling, Chicago, IL. 9/25 (9pm)
Out On Film, Atlanta, GA. 10/4 (noon)
Montana Film Festival, Missoula, MT. 10/6 (6pm)
Iris Prize Festival, Cardiff, Wales (UK). 10/11 (noon)
New Filmmakers, New York, NY. 10/18 (7pm)
Flyway Film Festival, Red Wing, MN. 10/19-10/22
New Fest, New York, NY. 10/22 (2:45pm)
Rockport Film Festival, Rockport, TX. 11/2-11/4
Lone Star Film Festival, 11/10 (11:30am)

Crew

Cinematography: Olivia Kuan
Editor: Jeffrey Schwinghammer
Production Designer: Dustin Wesley
VFX: Tim Kwong
Composer: Allyson Newman
Music By: Gina Chavez
Sound Design/Mix: Ugo Derouard

Production Sound Mixer: Kara Johnson
Set Decorator: Caiti Shannon
Production Assistant: Becca Ball
Colorist: Jeffrey Schwinghammer
Re-Recording Mixer: Andrew Spence
Dialogue / Foley Editor: Mehrnaz Mohabati
Assistant Sound Editor: Josh Ritz
Second Unit Camera: Rachel Bardin
Second Unit Lighting: Drake Howard
Second Unit Production Manager: Lauren Christensen
Second Unit Location Manager: Keith Manlove