The Lines in Their Faces

A zany ensemble piece that showcases the absurdities of life. Ambiguity is the name of the game as these down on their luck characters try to make the best out of their surroundings.

  • Waide Riddle
    LOST HILLS, CA., Something Wicked Dwells, Two Men Kissing
  • Waide Riddle
  • Waide Riddle
  • Hudson O' Brien
    Key Cast
  • Troy Mittleider
    Key Cast
  • Maggie Wagner
    Key Cast
  • Dave Lockhart
    Key Cast
  • Camille Montgomery
    Key Cast
  • Sean Patrick Irvin
    Key Cast
  • Joao Bounassar
    Key Cast
  • Diana Cotero
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
    Experimental, Short
  • Genres:
    Comedy, Farce
  • Runtime:
    4 minutes 9 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    June 29, 2014
  • Production Budget:
    100 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
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  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • Tampa Bay Film Society Movie Night
    Tampa Bay, Florida
    United States
    May 18, 2021
  • Palm Springs International Short Fest Film Market 2014
    Palm Springs, California
    United States
    North American Premiere
Director Biography - Waide Riddle

Waide is an award-winning author, poet & screenwriter. His literary and film works are archived at UCLA Library of Special Collections, USC ONE Institute LGBT Archives, Poets House/NYC, Simon Weisenthal Center/Museum of Tolerance & Oxford University Library.

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Director Statement

"The Lines in Their Faces" is 50% scripted and 50% improv. I was honored with a superb Team of gifted actors who were skilled & worked quickly under pressure to interpret each vignette within minutes. We shot in the iconic French Market Place Restaurant in West Hollywood, California during working hours, which, of course, made it all the more challenging. Listen for the crashing dishes and customer conversation; that's real!
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