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A Sunny Desperation

A determined photography student must capture a landscape in natural light to save her grade, but soon discovers that the sun will not cooperate with her plans.

  • Emily Tope
    American Storytellers, Our Eagles, Building the Agricultural City, and Going Forward
  • Emily Tope
    American Storytellers, Our Eagles, Building the Agricultural City, and Going Forward
  • Michael Scanlan
    Hunting History
  • Sylvia Michels
    Key Cast
    Valinor, Looking For Moon, Sunshine on the Tenements
  • Stephen Hage
    Key Cast
    "Professor Griffin"
    Christmas Inn Farmstead, Kendra and Beth, The Fox and the Fence
  • Nate Hance
    YouTube Music Videos
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  • Runtime:
    5 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    February 14, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    2,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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  • Student Project:
  • Film Score Fest
    United States
    September 4, 2021
    North American Premiere
    Official Selection
  • Oregon Short Film Festival
    The Dalles, OR
    United States
    February 19, 2022
    Official Selection, "Best Comedy Film" Award Nominee
Distribution Information
  • Michael J. Scanlan
    Sales Agent
    Country: Worldwide
    Rights: All Rights, Internet, Video on Demand, Pay Per View, Hotel, Airline, Ship, Theatrical, Video / Disc, Free TV, Paid TV, Console / Handheld Device
Director Biography - Emily Tope

A Sunny Desperation is Emily’s first foray into narrative filmmaking, as her first three films were short documentaries highlighting Midwestern people and environments; these were screened at 15 festivals across the country. Emily likes just about everything to do with storytelling and digital design, and her background as a musician and writer have translated wonderfully to filmmaking and this film in particular. This short comedy is her and producer Michael Scanlan’s first collaboration.

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