Prima DonnaA quick pit-stop on the road turns into an endless detour for May when her father Raymond, a gambler, decides he has other plans for them.
Directed by Laurie Thomas
Written by Laurie Thomas and Levi Casey Schroen
Produced by Carmen Jimenez
Editor Christopher Radcliff, Kostas Antonopoulos, Laurie Thomas
Sound Design John Moros
Production Design Josh Warden
Cast Sabri Morgan, Ronnie Graham, Vincent Stalba
Total Running 12 min
Capture Format RED One
Laurie Thomas is a writer/director born in New York to Jamaican parents. Laurie grew up in Miami, New Orleans, Oakland, and Kingston to name a few cities. After working in Los Angeles for the arts non-profit organization Film Independent for several years, Laurie made a move back to NY in 2007 to pursue her MFA in Film at Columbia University. At Columbia, Laurie has written three feature scripts and is the producer and director of many short films. Her short film Time After Time has screened in film festivals internationally. Laurie is the recipient of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Foundation Internship Grant and Columbia's Post-Production Package Development Award for her thesis short Prima Donna. Prior to Columbia, Laurie graduated with a B.A. in Film from U.C. Berkeley, where she was awarded the Eisner Award for her work in documentary and avant-garde film. She is currently working on the feature script Guppy, a coming-of-age story.
Carmen Jimenez was born in Seville, Spain. She majored in Communications at Seville University and was awarded an Erasmus grant to study one semester at Paris XIII University. While in her senior year at college, she created Saint Denis, a production company that produced several short films and theater plays, including an opera. In 2004, she received a Masters in Audiovisual Companies Management at the Media Business School in Spain. After that, she worked at the International Sales Department at Sogecine-Sogepaq, the biggest production and distribution company in Spain. At Sogepaq, she worked in different positions, such as International Marketing Coordinator and International Festivals Manager. She was then promoted to Sales Executive. At the same time she worked for Sogepaq, she produced and collaborated with independent filmmakers on several short films. Awarded with a full scholarship by laCaixa, Carmen moved to NY in 2008 to attend Columbia University.
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