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Cranky Call

Little Butch really wants to be scary but his first attempt at an obscene phone call is to a girl far more obscene than he is. Could this be love?

  • Emmett Loverde
    Good Business Sense; She's Out of His Mind; The Truth About Me; A Timely Maneuver; Free Advice; Beauty, Brains, and Personality
  • Emmett Loverde
    Good Business Sense, She's Out of His Mind, The Truth About Me, A Timely Maneuver, Free Advice, Cranky Call, The Maginot Line
  • Emmett Loverde
    Good Business Sense
  • Tory Haslinger
    Key Cast
  • Steve Sheeren
    Key Cast
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  • Genres:
    Comedy, Romantic Comedy, Farce
  • Runtime:
    10 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    April 17, 2000
  • Production Budget:
    1,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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  • Shooting Format:
    Digital Cinema
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Director Biography - Emmett Loverde

IMDB link: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm2179007/

Emmett Loverde is a native of Chicago, Illinois. He grew up in Berkeley, California and received a degree in Theater from UCLA. He has written extensively for stage, screen, television, and radio. Over 250 separate productions of his stage plays have been mounted worldwide to date.

Mr. Loverde has written and directed several films including the comedy features "She's Out of His Mind," "Santa's Letters," and "Beauty, Brains, and Personality."

Mr. Loverde's radio adaptation of Edgar Rice Burroughs' "The Moon Maid," for which he received a commission from The Hollywood Theatre of the Ear, was broadcast twice on National Public Radio. His radio version of "The Killist" was produced by The One Act Players of San Francisco.

Thirteen of Mr. Loverde's stage plays are currently in publication by Heuer Publishing (HitPlays.com) and Playscripts, Inc. (playscripts.com).

His children's picture book "Clawdette the Cat" and his book of short stories "Gifts for Good Friends" are available through Amazon.com and from fine bookstores worldwide.

Mr. Loverde is also an accomplished painter and photographer. He works in both traditional (paint and canvas) and electronic media.

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Director Statement

"Cranky Call" was one of my earlier films. I made it as soon as I could afford a Super-VHS camera and a digital video editing computer system. The sound and picture quality are rough, but they were the best I could do at the time.

The film was based on a story told to me by a co-worker at the time who said that she was once so obnoxious to an obscene caller that HE actually hung up on HER! I loved the story and with her permission turned it into a wacky short film.

Director's reel: https://youtu.be/bCKx966ZP3g