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Eliminated (The Entire Short FILM)
Forgotten Artist Productions
Watch it now before it happens to you!
Genre: Experimental Drama
Filmed in 2016
Premiered in 2017
-Award Winner at The 22nd Indie Gathering International Film Festival (2017)
-Semi Finalist at the Colorado International Activism Film Festival (2017)
-Honorable Mention at the LA Underground Film Forum (2017)
-Honorable Mention at the Experimental Forum (LA/2017)
-Official Selection at the Chelsea Film Festival (New York City Premiere/2017)
-Official Selection at the BLOW-UP International Arthouse Film Festival (Chicago/2017)
A working class, married couple are coerced and locked in their own home by a soldier in order to be routinely questioned, but as they move through this strange and absurd circumstance, James and Mary are tricked into admitting guilt for living their daily routine, and as a result, it is the soldier’s job, duty, and responsibility to make sure that these blue collar workers are eliminated because of their class in life and as a result of new government laws. What price will be paid for attempting to live the American dream in the shadows of a corrupt power?
Mark Parsia as James
Ceren Zorlu as Mary
Chaz McCormack as Soldier
Jordey as The Dog
Written and Directed by Michael Thomas Cain
Christopher Hart is the Director of Photography, Editor, and Assistant Director
Jordey The Movie (The Entire Short Film)
Forgotten ARtist Productions
Watch it now for your daily dose of cuteness and for inspiration to rescue a dog!
Jordey The Movie
Filmed in 2018
Premiered in 2019
-Silver Medal-Best Animal Actor. Global Independent Film Awards. 2020.
-3rd Place Winner-Best Family Film. The 24th Indie Gathering International Film Festival. Medina, Ohio. 2019.
-Finalist. Global Independent Film Awards. 2020.
-Finalist-Best Children/Family Category. Various Artists Independent Film Festival. Chicago, Illinois. 2019.
-Finalist. Peak City International Film Festival. Apex, North Carolina. 2019.
-Nomination-Best Family Short. Action on Film International Film Festival and Writer’s Celebration. World Premier. Las Vegas, Nevada. 2019.
-Nomination-Best Children’s Film. Action on Film International Film Festival and Writer’s Celebration. World Premier. Las Vegas, Nevada. 2019.
-Nomination-Best Family Short. Hollywood Dreamz International Film Festival and Writer’s Celebration. Las Vegas, Nevada. 2019.
-Nomination-Best Children’s Film. Hollywood Dreamz International Film Festival and Writer’s Celebration. Las Vegas, Nevada. 2019.
Jordey (also referred to in life as Little Jordey, Jordey Pocket Pants, Little Buddy, Tiny Dancer, etc.) is a rescue dog who’s living life and enjoying it! Most of the time. As the protector of the house, Jordey also has to chase off any unwanted burglars, and there's one pesky burglar who frequently visits. What happens one day when Jordey is forced to square off against his cornball rival?
Jordey as Himself
Kristy DiPalma as The Owner
Kristy DiPalma as The Voice of Jordey
Michael Thomas Cain as The Burglar
Michael Thomas Cain as The Letter Carrier
Story by Kristy DiPalma and Michael Thomas Cain
Written by Michael Thomas Cain
Directed by Michael Thomas Cain
Kristy DiPalma-Assistant Director
Michael Thomas Cain is the Director of Photography and Editor
Press For Jordey The Movie in Las Vegas!
Short-Film “Jordey The Movie” to be Screened at “Action On Film 15th Annual International Film Festival” in Brenden Theaters Inside The Palms
July 27, 2019 by VegasNews.com
Forgotten Artist Productions, a production company based in New York that develops and produces creative and artistic work and projects for film and theatre, will screen its short-film “Jordey The Movie,” written by husband and wife team Michael Thomas Cain and Kristy DiPalma, as part of the Action On Film 15th Annual International Film Festival and Writer’s Competition and the 3rd Annual Hollywood Dreamz International Film Festival and Writer’s Competition.
Both festivals run Wednesday, July 24, 2019 – Saturday, July 3, 2019 at the Brenden Theaters inside the Palms Hotel and Casino, 4321 West Flamingo Road, Las Vegas, Nevada 89103. Individual tickets are $10.00. Screens in Theater 2 during the 6:00 PM Block on Tuesday, July 30, 2019. The film is nominated in two categories, Best Family Short and Best Children’s Film.
“Jordey The Movie” is also directed by Michael Thomas Cain and stars Jordey, a ten pound, ten- year-old rescue dog from New York with a lot of love to give. Jordey is a faithful companion and has quickly become an important member of Michael and Kristy’s family. It only seems natural to develop a story around Jordey’s normal behaviors and everyday events in order to emphasize the importance of rescuing animals and the joy that these pets can still bring to human lives. Cain also plays the Burglar in a scene which pays tribute to Charlie Chaplin, the silent film era, and black and white films.
Jordey (also referred to in life as Little Jordey, Jordey Pocket Pants, Little Buddy, Tiny Dancer, Little Peanut, etc.) is a rescue dog who’s living life and enjoying it! Most of the time. As the protector of the house, Jordey also has to chase off any unwanted burglars, and there’s one pesky burglar who frequently visits. What happens one day when Jordey is forced to square off against his cornball rival?
Forgotten Artist Productions and Michael Thomas Cain have also produced the award-winning films “Eliminated” (written and directed by Michael Thomas Cain) and “Thumb Wrestler” (directed by Michael Thomas Cain).
The London-Worldwide Comedy Short Film Festival writes that the short-film “Thumb Wrestler” is a, “Funny, well-made film.”
nytheatre.com writes this about writer and director Michael Thomas Cain’s work, “Cain’s script is sharp and subtle…Cain also does a fine job directing a talented cast of two…Enough’s Enough is good fringe theater. It is fresh, dark and out of the ordinary. FringeNYC is good for finding bold new voices and performers. This show delivers both.”
Danielle Boss of Drama Queens Reviews says this about Fifteen Minutes with Ellen, produced by Forgotten Artist Productions and directed by Michael Thomas Cain, “This prophetic play is important for all to see with its mesmerizing characters, riveting storyline, and remarkable performances that move you to tears…truly a special and unique play that you really do not want to miss.”
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Filmed in 2019
-Official Selection at the Brightside Tavern Shorts Film Fest (Jersey City, New Jersey/2021).
As struggling Jazz Musicians, Dez Delmonico and his trio knew they would have to start at the bottom. But, being booked to play the men’s bathroom of Ricky’s Jazz Club might have been one of the strangest back channels to fame the jazz world had ever seen! Munson, Ricky’s greedy, exploitative owner, promised Dez’s Band the world, but what he really offered was a dark, stinky crap-hole with leaky pipes for a stage. What should the guys do? Do they forget appearances, ignore the noble jazz traditions of Duke Ellington and Count Basie only to hold their noses and pull up a stall? …What would Miles or Trane do? …Well, one thing for sure…if an ambitious jazz band goes and makes a deal with the devil in the bathroom, they better make him wash his hands first!
The Dez Delmonico Trio:
Mark Parsia as "Dez"
Robert "Maddadan" Wilson as "Reggie"
Mark Levitt as "Lucas"
Ed Altman as "Nergis"
Chaz McCormack as "Munson"
Ceren Zorlu as "Sally"
Ron Barba as "Scaramouch"
Director: Michael Thomas Cain
Screenplay: Mark Levitt
Cinematography: Chris Hart
Sound: Kristy DiPalma
Produced by: Mark Levitt & Forgotten Artist Productions
Crew: Greig Roselli, Amira Appleblossom
In December 2018, we wrapped another film titled Oatmelio's!
Written by Mark Levitt
Directed by Michael Thomas Cain
Cinematography by Christopher Hart
Full list of cast and crew and more details later.
Editing begins in 2019.