Message in a Bottle

(Adventure) A trio of young teens' lives are changed forever when they go on a journey to rescue a kid sending eerie notes down stream in bottles. Johnny Tatro (Matthew Owen Kozak) is a passionate young teen that has been mislabeled due to skeletons in his family closet. His sarcastic, socially immature best friend, Timmy (Jack Champion) has been sheltered his entire life due to medical issues. Emily (Emma Morrison) is a young women trying to get out from under her sister's shadow and find her own identity. Each set out on this Journey to an unknown destination for their own reasons and a shared bond of friendship. Can the optimism of youth survive the harsh light of day?

  • Rhonda Parker
    Director
  • Rhonda Parker
    Writer
  • Rhonda Parker
    Producer
  • Matthew Owen Kozak
    Key Cast
    "Johnny Tatro "
    Game Changers, Buffalo Boys
  • Jack Champion
    Key Cast
    "Timmy"
    Avatar 2, Avatar 3, Gone
  • Emma Morrison
    Key Cast
    "Emily"
    Daddies Girl Club, S.T.A.R.
  • Bob Bozek
    Key Cast
    "Paul Tatro "
    Marshall, The Purge: The Isaland
  • Project Type:
    Feature
  • Genres:
    Adventure, Drama, Coming of Age
  • Runtime:
    1 hour 40 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    September 7, 2017
  • Production Budget:
    15,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
    English
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
Director Biography - Rhonda Parker

Rhonda Parker in an award winning writer/director whose love for the arts led her to form the non profit organization, Beaver Alley Studios Inc. Her goal to bring artists together for the benefit of all, stems from partnering with Rochester band "The Lonely Ones" for the film, Friends Don't Let Friends Date Friends. The talent met through directing that first feature inspired a series of experimental short films, each filmed in one day over the winter lull. Rhonda's second feature, Lonely Bananas was the ultimate in artistic collaboration, with over 30 of the best area actors, writers and entertainers coming together to create a hysterical romantic comedy. She broke out of her comfort zone again for her third feature, Message in a Bottle. The epic adventure starring three adolescents contains elements of comedy, drama, romance, and horror.

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Director Statement

I make films because I must. I must write scripts to get the voices out of my head and on screen where everyone can enjoy their antics.