The Golden Plates

Just when you thought it was safe to go door to door spreading the good news about the American Jesus, this 1950's campy PSA spoof shows you that, in fact, the world is a very dangerous place for religious zealots!

  • Tara-Nicole Azarian
    OperHator, Cardboard, My Name Is Anna, Sybling Rivalry
  • Tara-Nicole Azarian
    OperHator, Cardboard, My Name Is Anna, Sybling Rivalry
  • Jenny-Lynn Azarian
    OperHator, Cardboard, My Name Is Anna, Sybling Rivalry
  • Duane A. Sikes
  • Tara-Nicole Azarian
    Key Cast
    Game Shaker's (Nickelodeon), Supreme Justice, OperHator, Cardboard, My Name Is Anna, Sybling Rivalry
  • Laci Kay
    Key Cast
    recording artist (sings the theme song)
  • Nick Azarian
    Key Cast
    The McCarthy's, Hickey, OperHator, Cardboard,
  • Josh Feldman
    Key Cast
    Santa Paws 2: The Santa Pups
  • Kyle Klein
    Key Cast
    Upright Citizens Brigade teen performer
  • Dave Tunik
    Key Cast
    OperHator, Cardboard
  • Project Type:
    Short, Student, Other
  • Genres:
    spoof, mockumentary, horror, thriller, comedy, dark comedy
  • Runtime:
    7 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    January 1, 2016
  • Production Budget:
    3,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
  • Shooting Format:
  • Aspect Ratio:
  • Film Color:
    Black & White
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
Director Biography - Tara-Nicole Azarian

Tara-Nicole is an American actress, writer and director who graduated High School, with honors, at the age of 14. At 15, she had already won 5 Telly Awards for her writing and directing. At 16 she had written and directed 6 short films, 2 web shows and her work had shown at over 140 film festivals both Nationally and Internationally. Tara's films have shown at the iconic Egyptian Theater and the TCL Chinese Theater, in Hollywood, on cable television, in schools and in several different countries.

You may know Tara as "Tara Cosplay" quirky co-host of the show #Nerdtabulous, but Tara-Nicole began acting, when she was just a little girl, at the age of 4 with a small part in a feature film. She took a brief hiatus from the biz to pursue gymnastics and then jumped back into acting again at age 8. She has appeared in films, commercials, videos and TV projects. She is best known for her ability to cry on cue.

As a member of a writing family, Tara-Nicole began writing children's books at a young age. She has 3 times won the prestigious Young Author's contest. When just 11 years old, she branched out & wrote a screenplay entitled, "My Name Is...Anna", which is the film that started her career as an independent filmmaker and it has also been used by eating disorder treatment centers, which was Tara's goal when making the film. At the age of 14, she signed her first distribution deal for one of her films, "Sybling Rivalry" which is a dark, horror comedy.

Tara-Nicole is also a former All-Star cheerleader and a life long Girl Scout. She is the recipient of the meritorious Silver Award in Girl Scouting, The Corlin National Community Service Award and National Community Service awards from NAM & ACP. Tara-Nicole is passionate about the prevention and treatment of eating disorders and has supported various fund raisers for the cause.

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Director Statement

It's a privilege to be able to share my strange imagination with others through this wonderful thing we call film. Never, ever take the arts for granted...the give meaning to our world.