A Good Shake

Amy is clueless and nervous for her big date. With the help of her cool roommate Pooja and an internet sage, she's about to get through her biggest secret.

  • Lauren Campedelli
    Director
  • Nicole N. Nequinto
    Writer
  • Heather Ludwig
    Key Cast
    “Priscilla Powanda”
  • Esther Mira
    Key Cast
    “Amy”
  • Poonam Basu
    Key Cast
    “Pooja”
  • Gordon Meacham
    Key Cast
    “Sean”
  • Poonam Basu
    Executive Producers
  • Esther Mira
    Executive Producers
  • Austin Dragovich
    Executive Producers
  • Akanksha Prabhune
    Line Producers
  • Crystal Zhang
    Line Producers
  • Jessica Connel
    Director Of Photography
  • Ben Hochberg
    Music by
  • Lindsay Penn
    Editor
  • Denisa Zaionciuc
    Production Designer
  • Oasis Enriquez
    Art Director
  • Lindsey DeLaney
    Makeup Artist
  • Lindsey DeLaney
    Hair Stylist
  • Julia Paley
    Wardrobe Stylist
  • Nadia Fedchin
    Assistant Director
  • John McCoy
    Sound Mixer
  • Austin Dragovich
    Sound Designer
  • Austin Dragovich
    Gaffer/Lighting Technician
  • Scott Pretty
    First Assistant Camera
  • Keagan Overstreet
    Assistant Editor
  • Caroline O'Neil
    Script Supervisor
  • Nandini Bapat
    Production Assistants
  • Bryan Redhead
    Production Assistants
  • Danial Rushton
    Special Thanks
  • Team Rebelution Films
    Production Company
  • Project Type:
    Short
  • Runtime:
    7 minutes 58 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    November 11, 2018
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
    English
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
  • The 2018 Four Points Film Project
    Los Angeles, CA
    United States
  • The 2020 Monthly Indie Shorts

    Official Selection
  • The 2020 Best Director Award

    Official Selection and Semi-Finalist (Nominated for Director Comedy Film - Lauren Campedelli, Director Super Short Film - Lauren Campedelli)
  • The 2020 Festigious International Film Festival
    Los Angeles, CA
    United States
    Official Selection and Winner (Best Comedy)
  • The 2020 Accolade Global Film Competition

    Official Selection and Winner (Award of Merit for Best Film Short, Women Filmmakers; Award of Recognition for Best Song/Score - Ben Hochberg)
  • The 2020 New Cinema - Lisbon Monthly Film Festival
    Lisbon
    Portugal
    September 4, 2020
    Official Selection and Semi-Finalist (Nominated for Best Short Comedy)
  • The 2020 FLOW Festival and Film Market
    Plantation, FL
    United States
    September 25, 2020
    Official Selection and Winner (Best Comedy Short)
  • The 2020 Kosice International Monthly Film Festival
    Kosice
    Slovakia
    Official Selection and Finalist
  • The 2020 Prague International Monthly Film Festival
    Prague
    Czech Republic
    Official Selection and Finalist
  • The 2020 IndieX Film Fest
    Los Angeles, CA
    United States
    Official Selection and Finalist (Nominated for Best Comedy Short, Best Women Short, Best Acting Duo - Heather Ludwig & Esther Mira, Best Director (female) Lauren Campedelli, & Best Costume Design - Julia Paley)
  • The 2020 Best Shorts Competition

    Official Selection and Winner (Award of Merit for Best Film Short, Women Filmmakers & Best Ensemble Cast - Poonam Basu, Heather Ludwig, Esther Mira & Gordon Meacham)
  • The 2020 Phoenix Monthly Short Film Festival
    Maple, Ontario
    Canada
    Official Selection and Semi-Finalist (Nominated for Best Narrative Short)
  • The 2020 Lonely Wolf London International Film Festival
    London
    United Kingdom
    Official Selection and Finalist (Nominated for Best Supporting Actress - Poonam Basu)
  • The 2020 Indie Short Fest
    Los Angeles, CA
    United States
    Official Selection and Winner (Outstanding Achievement Award for Makeup & Hairstyling - Lindsey DeLaney, Nominated for Best Comedy Short, Best Women Short, Best Acting Duo - Heather Ludwig & Esther Mira, Best Director (female) Lauren Campedelli, Best Costume Design - Julia Paley)
  • The 2020 Vegas Movie Awards
    Las Vegas, NV
    United States
    Official Selection and Winner (Winner - Best Original Score - Ben Hochberg, and Best Costume Design - Julia Paley; Semi-Finalist - Best Song - Ben Hochberg)
  • The 2020 Independent Shorts Awards
    Los Angeles, CA
    United States
    Official Selection and Winner (Honorable Mention Best Acting Duo - Heather Ludwig & Esther Mira)
  • The 2020 Hollywood Blood Horror Festival
    Los Angeles, CA
    United States
    Official Selection and Winner (Best Comedy)
  • The 2020 New York Tri-State International Film Festival
    New York, NY
    United States
    Official Selection
  • The 2020 New Wave Short Film Festival
    Munich
    Germany
    Official Selection and Winner (Best Comedy)
  • The 2020 Roma Short Film Festival
    Rome
    Italy
    Official Selection and Winner (Honorable Mention Best Comedy)
  • The 2021 FILMHAUS: Berlin Film + New Media Competition
    Berlin
    Germany
    Official Selection and Top Nominee (Top Nominee: Best Comedy; Finalist: Nominated for Best Short Film, Best Director - Lauren Campedelli, Best Cinematography - Jessica Connel, Best Lead Actress - Esther Mira, Best Supporting Actress - Poonam Basu)
  • The 2021 Houston Comedy Film Festival
    Houston, Texas
    United States
    May 1, 2021
    Official Selection
Director Biography - Lauren Campedelli

Lauren Campedelli is a Los Angeles-based actress and director who began her career in Chicago before driving old Route 66 to LA sight unseen. Maybe not so coincidentally, she had left her hometown Pittsburgh for Chicago sight unseen, too. This spirit of adventure and discovery likewise inspires and fuels her creative work, delving into new worlds, stories, and characters.

Works that push boundaries, that seek to evolve their medium, that offer a fresh voice, a new story—those are the projects that attract Campedelli. Comedy or drama, unconventional or mainstream, stage or screen, she seeks projects that challenge her skills and creativity; that expand her range and consciousness; and that can shift the perspective of an audience and move them emotionally, intellectually, and viscerally.

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