Private Project


This is 60-year-old Lamar Phillips’ first day working at the local pizzeria. Lamar is recently retired but promised the owner, his best friend, he'd occasionally help out as an employee. While Lamar is cleaning the dining area, he is met with a racist provocation from an unlikely source. He painfully draws upon past racial encounters to create a solution for the present.

  • Dale E. Turner
    Mr. Cotton
  • Linda Palmer
    Last Call at Charley's, Our Father
  • Dale E. Turner
    Mr. Cotton
  • Linda Palmer
    Last Call at Charley's, Our Father
  • Marvin Glover
    Sienna's Choice, Our Father
  • Dale E. Turner
    Key Cast
    "Lamar Phillips"
    Electric Slide, Intolerable Cruelty, Real Women Have Curves
  • Julia Parker
    Key Cast
    "Suzanne Phillips"
    American Crime Story: The People vs. O.J. Simpson
  • Dre Swain
    Key Cast
    Brix and the Bitch
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  • Runtime:
    7 minutes 15 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    October 8, 2016
  • Production Budget:
    25,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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  • Best Shorts Competition 2016
    La Jolla, CA
    United States
    November 2, 2016
    Award of Merit
  • Idyllwild International Festival of Cinema - 2017
    Idyllwild, CA
    United States
    January 5, 2017
    IIFC Best Screenplay Short Film 2017 (Dale E. Turner), Award of Excellence in Acting (Julia Parker), Award of Excellence in Cinematography (Jennifer Hook)
  • African American Film Marketplace - S. E. Manly Short Film Showcase 2017
    Hollywood, CA
    United States
    January 14, 2017
  • Hollywood Black Film Festival
    Marina Del Rey, CA
    United States
    February 23, 2017
  • Pasadena International Film Festival
    Pasadena, CA
    United States
    March 11, 2017
    Honorable Mention Audience Award
  • WorldFest-Houston International Film & Video Festival
    Houston, TX
    United States
    April 23, 2017
    Gold Remi Winner
  • San Francisco Black Film Festival
    San Francisco, CA
    United States
    June 16, 2017
  • Global Impact Film Festival
    Washington DC
    United States
    August 27, 2017
    Special Jury Prize
  • Louisville's International Festival of Film
    Louisville, KY
    United States
    September 16, 2017
Director Biography - Linda Palmer

Linda Palmer wrote, directed and produced the multi-prize winning short film, OUR FATHER, as well as directed and produced the feature LAST CALL AT MURRAY'S, both starring Michael Gross. (Family Ties, Tremors)

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Director Statement

"I can't express how special this project is! This is a very talented writer / actor / producer and I'm honored Dale E. Turner trusted me with his baby."