PFP’s first original short is Counting, directed by Dan Pal from a screenplay by Kari Morris. Counting features PFP Company Members Kenzie Siebert, Carolyn Reynolds, and Joan McGrath, and was shot on location in Chicago in July 2016.
In 1951, Violet and Milly make a love promise over a penny. In 2015, the promise comes due, and Violet must face a heartbreaking reality.
So far Counting has been selected for the Big as Texas Short Film Festival, where it is a nominee for Best LGBT Film, and the Equality Festival in Kiev, Ukraine.
There will likely bemany more announced in January, and Dan Pal has submitted the film to festivals that have notifications as far ahead as next September.
We wish Counting continued success on the festival circuit.
Directed and Produced by Dan Pal
Screenplay by Kari Morris
Executive Producer David Zak
Milly Kenzie Seibert
Young Violet Carolyn Reynolds
Older Violet Joan McGrath
Director of Photography Alan Dembek
Costume Designer John Nasca
DIT/Editor Don Diaz
1st Assistant Director Kelsey O’Brien
2nd Assistant Director/Line Producer David Collins
Production Manager Sam Bengtson
Gaffer Ian Battaglia
Key Grip J Wheeler White
1st Assistant Camera Alex Naremore
2nd Assistant Camera Jordan Blazak
Sound Designer Derek O’Rourke
Location Sound/Boom August Busch
Radio Announcer Michelle McKenzie-Voigt
Audio Session Engineer Mark Anderson
Production Designer Maggie O’Brien
Makeup/Hair Lilien Harvey
Script Supervisor David Borim
Casting Director Nelson Rodriguez
Casting Assistant Kevin Webb
Assistant to Costume Designer Tiffany Nasca
Stills Photographer Delia Kropp
Production Assistant Matt McCrea
Production Assistant David Bergquist
Production Assistant Cole Reed
Music Composer…Yoo Soo Kim
Tom & Helen Snow
Roots Handmade Pizza, 2200 W. Lawrence, Chicago, IL
Filmed entirely in Chicago, IL
A Production of Pride Films & Plays (PFP)