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First Gig

A scene where a young first time car repossessor learns the trade from his boss by repossessing a car in the middle of the night.

  • Merivelle Hannah
  • Merivelle Hannah
  • Angelique Antoniou - Producer
  • Lou Antonio - Executive Producer
  • Aidan Glass
    Key Cast
    "Young Car Repossessor"
  • Stephen Schubert
    Key Cast
    "Car Repossessor - Boss"
    9 Full Moons
  • Jenny Drew Garabedian
    Key Cast
    "Car Owner"
  • Lucky Hannah
    Key Cast
  • Merivelle Hannah
  • Lucina Blum
  • Angelique Antoniou
  • Mark Hannah
  • Dio Medina
  • Project Type:
    Short, Student, Other
  • Genres:
  • Runtime:
    3 minutes 57 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    December 4, 2020
  • Production Budget:
    250 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Shooting Format:
  • Aspect Ratio:
  • Film Color:
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
    Yes - Fusion Academy, Pasadena
Director Biography - Merivelle Hannah

Merivelle will be attending School of Visual Arts, NYC in the fall of 2022 with hopes of transferring to Loyola Marymount University's School of Film and Television in 2023. Her first passion was for editing, which started when she was nine years old. After shooting a short film for her Film & Media midterm during her junior year, she realized she also had an interest in directing.

In 2021, her first micro short, First Gig, won multiple awards in three film festivals and multiple official selections. Ms. Hannah 2nd micro short, "When I Met Mia" was made for her creative supplement for her college applications. It was accepted in nine film festivals and received 6 awards in a variety of categories.

Film Festival Credits include:
Title: “First Gig”
*Independent Short Awards - Sept 2021 • Platinum Award - Best Young Filmmaker
*The IndieFest Film Awards - August 2021 • Award of Recognition Young Filmmaker
*The IndieFest Film Awards - August 2021 • Award of Recognition Women Filmmakers (Student)
*IndieX Film Fest - July 2021 • Award/Honorable Mention: Young Filmmaker(Female)
Reel East Texas Film Festival• Official Selection for Best Student Film (High School)
California Indies - July 2021• Official Selection for Best Student Film
Shockfest Film Festival• Official Selection for Shocking Student Filmmaker

“When I Met Mia”
Seattle Black Film Festival - April 2022 • Official Selection - Youth Filmmakers
*Independent Short Awards - Oct. 2021 • Gold Award Winner: Best Young Filmmaker
*Independent Short Awards - Oct. 2021 • Silver Award Winner: Best Student Director (Female)
*Independent Short Awards - Oct. 2021 • Honorable Mention: Best Microfilm
*Top Shorts Film Festival - Oct. 2021 • Award Winner: Best Young Filmmaker
*The IndieFest Film Awards - Nov. 2021 • Award of Merit: Best Film Short (Student)
*Los Angeles Film Awards - Nov. 2021 • Honorable Mention: Microfilm
San Francisco Indie Short Festival - Oct. 2021 • Semi-Finalist: Best Student Short
LA Independent Woman Film Awards - Sept. 2021 • Official Selection: Best Young Filmmaker
Student & Young Artists Feedback Festival - 2021 • Official Selection - Premiered Nov 23, 2021 Short

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