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Roller Coaster

A young actress encounters "Murphy's Law" while on the way to a potentially career-making audition.

  • Bradley Hawkins
    Director
  • Bradley Hawkins
    Writer
  • Jared Odrick, Executive Producer
    Producer
  • Karl Holtz, Executive Producer
    Producer
  • Rolando Vega, Executive Producer
    Producer
  • Bradley Hawkins, Producer
    Producer
  • Sarah Hawkins
    Key Cast
  • Jim Casella
    Music Score
  • Daniel Hoppes
    Editor
  • Mitch McClure
    Director of Photography
  • Tyler J. Bailey
    Sound Editor
  • Project Type:
    Short
  • Runtime:
    15 minutes 26 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    October 26, 2015
  • Production Budget:
    8,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    Yes
  • Student Project:
    No
  • Hollywood Premiere of "ROLLER COASTER & Other Cinematic Shorts"
    Los Angeles, CA
    November 11, 2015
    World Premiere
  • International IndieFEST Awards
    La Jolla, CA
    November 19, 2015
    Awards of Merit : Short Film, Direction, Editing, Music Score, Sound Editing/Mixing
  • S. F. Bay Area Premiere of "ROLLER COASTER & Other Cinematic Shorts"
    Campbell, CA
    November 22, 2015
    S.F. Bay Area Premiere
  • Moonfaze Feminist Film Festival
    Los Angeles, CA
    December 5, 2015
    Official Selection
  • Lebanon County, PA Premiere of "ROLLER COASTER & Other Cinematic Shorts"
    Lebanon, PA
    December 16, 2015
    Lebanon County, PA Premiere
  • Lancaster Co., PA Premiere of "ROLLER COASTER & Other Cinematic Shorts" at Zoetropolis Art House & Theatre
    Lancaster, PA
    December 28, 2015
    Lancaster Co., PA Premiere
  • Dam Short Film Festival
    Boulder City, NV
    February 11, 2016
    Official Selection
  • Los Angeles Independent Film Festival Awards
    Los Angeles, CA
    February 20, 2016
    Best Comedy/Dramedy, Best Actress (Sarah Hawkins)
  • International Independent Film Festival Awards
    Encino, CA
    March 4, 2016
    Silver Awards for Narrative Short, Directing, Actress in a Leading Role, and Original Score
  • Brightside Tavern Film Festival
    Jersey City, NJ
    March 6, 2016
    Official Selection
  • Pasadena International Film Festival
    Pasadena, CA
    March 9, 2016
    Official Selection
  • Poppy Jasper International Film Festival
    Morgan Hill, CA
    United States
    April 23, 2016
  • West Chester Film Festival
    West Chester, PA
    United States
    April 23, 2016
  • Hang Onto Your Shorts Film Festival
    Asbury Park, NJ
    United States
    April 24, 2016
    Best Actress in a Medium Short
  • Philadelphia Independent Film Festival
    Philadelphia
    United States
    May 8, 2016
    Philadelphia Premiere
    Best Local Short Film
  • Rainier Independent Film Festival
    Rainer, WA
    United States
    May 15, 2016
    Pacific Nortwest Premiere
  • Snake Alley Festival of Film
    Burlington, Iowa
    United States
    June 23, 2016
    Iowa Premiere
    Best Dramedy
  • Columbia Film Festival
    Columbia, Maryland
    United States
    June 24, 2016
    Maryland Premiere
    Best of the Fest, Best Director, Audience Choice (bronze)
Director Biography - Bradley Hawkins

Bradley Hawkins, a bi-coastal actor, from Lancaster Pennsylvania, makes his directorial debut for the big screen with Roller Coaster.

Among his recent film credits are the lead role in the psychological-thriller, LOBSTER CAGE, and supporting roles in STARRY EYES (2014) and PENUMBRA (2015). Hawkins will also be seen in the starring role of the dramatic short film, THE GOLDEN BULLET, due to be released in 2016. He has also had supporting roles on UNUSUAL SUSPECTS (S8, E5), MURDER BOOK (S2, E10) and DEADLINE: CRIME (S3, E1), and co-stars in the BuzzFeed comedy video, "When You Let Someone Borrow Your Pen" which was released online this spring and has already been watched by over 1.5 million viewers.

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Director Statement

Bradley Hawkins and daughter, Sarah Hawkins, created Roller Coaster together after a humorous and trying day Sarah had in late 2014 while on the way to an audition. After sharing her experience with her father, the two decided its irony and relatability deserved to be shared on screen. The two pulled together cast and crew, and a story they both relate to as actors living and working in Los Angeles.