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A Lively Exchange

An adaptation of a historic dinner between Secretary of State Thomas Jefferson, Representative James Madison, and Secretary of the Treasury Alexander Hamilton that took place in June 1790, New York City. Pivotal topics were discussed, including the formation of a national bank and where to place the United States Capitol. The agreement they reached would have a drastic effect on the social and political developments of the budding United States.

  • Chandler Berrett
  • Chandler Berrett
  • Chandler Berrett
  • Brandon Jyrome Jones
    Key Cast
    Pawn, Office Staff, The Agency, Sexless
  • Austen Naron
    Key Cast
  • Tabitha Littlefield
    Key Cast
  • Chandler Berrett
  • Dakota Hayton
  • Steven Buchele
    Director of Photography
  • Project Type:
    Short, Student
  • Genres:
    Short Film, Short, Historical, History
  • Runtime:
    8 minutes 38 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    April 12, 2016
  • Production Budget:
    0 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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  • Student Project:
  • Oklahoma Center for the Humanities
    United States
    April 15, 2016
Distribution Information
  • YouTube
    Rights: Internet
Director Biography - Chandler Berrett

Chandler Berrett is a filmmaker and historian as well as a graduate student earning an MFA in film and media arts at the University of Utah. As an undergraduate student at the University of Tulsa, he double majored in film studies and history and then completed the university’s MA in history program. His thesis is titled “Race and Reconstruction on Film.”
Chandler has created, written, directed, produced, and edited three short films. These films include the film noir “Pawn” (2015), the historical drama “A Lively Exchange” (2016), and the prison film “House Jazz” (2016). In early 2018, Chandler released “Pawn: The Series,” a five-episode prequel to the original short film. On his YouTube channel, ChandlerBerrettFilms, Chandler routinely creates and uploads mini-documentaries inspired by his historical studies. These videos cover a variety of relevant historical, social, and political topics, including prison conditions, gun control, the Reconstruction Era, jazz, the Osage murders, and the life of W. E. B. Du Bois.
Chandler has also worked on the production of numerous other short film projects, including “Magicians Anonymous,” “Out from Smoke and Ash,” and “Phantoms.” As a student at TU, Chandler participated in the college’s student news broadcast, TUTV. He primarily worked as the show’s floor manager, but he also spent time as a camera operator, news producer, and entertainment producer. In 2015, Chandler interned at the production company Winnercomm, where he worked on the production and post-production of shows such as “The Big 12” and “SEC Rewind.” As both an intern and an independent contractor for TU, Chandler has made 21 official videos for the university, primarily for the school’s Center for Global Education, serving as the writer, director, producer, composer, interviewer, and editor on each. Currently, Chandler edits a bi-monthly video series for the Tulsa art gallery, 108 Contemporary.

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