Birds Dropping

Two close friends experience one nightmare of a road trip. As they travel by car to one of their sister's weddings, they hit a literal "crossroad" but instead of working together, they argue and end up stranded.

  • Mary Rachel Gardner
    The Escape Plan, Hufflepuff: A Harry Potter Rap Parody
  • Dea Berberian
    Greece: Secrets of the Past
  • Michael Gardner
  • Veletta Marshall
  • Coral Huerta
  • Mary Rachel Gardner
    The Gentleman
  • Jordan Ferrin
    Assistant Director
    Somehow So Normal
  • Jose Babcock
    Phrat Pack, Here's Johnny
  • Connor McCurdy
    Assistant Camera
    The Way We Were, For the Birds
  • Myles Christensen
    The Love Effect, Strangers in a Book
  • Angie Lyons
    Makeup Artist
  • Vera Hairabedian
    Key Cast
    Legends of Atoll
  • Coral Huerta
    Key Cast
  • Sean Siouty
    Hufflepuff: A Harry Potter Rap Parody
  • Edwin Peraza
    Sound Editor
    Hufflepuff: A Harry Potter Rap Parody
  • Julian Javor
    Original Music/Composer
    Misfits, Witch Hunt
  • Jamey Russell
    Inferno of Glory
  • Paulette Mihale
    Script Supervisor
    About a Dog
  • Mary Rachel Gardner
    Script Supervisor
    The Escape Plan
  • Project Type:
  • Runtime:
    10 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    November 1, 2016
  • Production Budget:
    4,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
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  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • The Independent Cinema Showcase
    Los Angeles
    United States
    November 6, 2018
  • Mill Valley Film Festival (40th MVFF)
    Mill Valley
    United States
    October 10, 2017
  • Cinema Los Angeles USA Film Festival
    Los Angeles
    United States
    April 25, 2017
    Best Screenplay
  • Milwaukee Womens Film Festival hosted by Film Girl Film
    United States
    September 16, 2017
  • Malta Film Festival 2017 (semi-finalist)
    St. George's Bay
    United States
  • ACME Comedy Film Nights
    Los Angeles
    United States
    August 5, 2017
  • CineArtistry Showcase
    Los Angeles
    United States
    May 2, 2017
  • I HELLA <3 Shorts Film Festival
    United States
    March 5, 2017
Distribution Information
  • Opprime TV
    Country: United States
    Rights: All Rights, Internet, Video on Demand
Director Biography - Mary Rachel Gardner

Mary Rachel Gardner, nicknamed MayRay, was born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area by a big Greek family. Known for her sense of humor and genuine presence, since she was a child, Mary Rachel loved sharing stories and challenging perspectives with almost anyone.

She graduated from USC in 2013 with a major in Acting and double minor in Business and Film Production; she also spent a semester abroad studying at a theatre conservatory in London. Mary Rachel has been performing since she was six years old; constantly active with dance, musical theatre, and filmmaking. While at USC, she acted in numerous student films and had the pleasure of performing in Top Girls as Patient Griselda/Nell, and Trystan and Ysuelt as a Love-spotter. Mary Rachel wrote, produced, and acted in some of her own short films as well.

While theatre and film are significant players in her life, she is also passionate about the “behind the scenes” aspects of entertainment. Mary Rachel worked at several production companies, such as Steve Carell’s Carousel Productions and agencies such as William Morris Endeavor. She even had the incredible opportunity to work at The Ellen DeGeneres Show, where she learned about the production and operation elements of running a live television show.

All of these amazing experiences have further fueled her passion for entertainment; which is why Mary Rachel is currently pursuing her acting, writing and producing career in Los Angeles. Since graduating from USC, she has starred as the lead in several plays, musicals and short independent films, one that is submitting to Sundance this 2016, and was a featured dancer in the upcoming feature-length film Breaking Legs. She has also developed many of her own independent projects with her production company Kalliste Zoe Productions; including music videos, parodies, comedic sketches and short films.

Mary Rachel is eager and ready to contribute her talents and collaborate professionally with others in the entertainment industry. She truly feels at home when entertaining others, whether she is on the stage, in front of or behind the camera. These past few years have reassured her that she has found her niche and is truly looking forward to the new adventures ahead.

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