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Frame of Reference

Logline: Classic film and misperceptions come together as a broken-hearted woman and her best friend review her latest relationship through very different eyes.

Synopsis: "Frame of Reference" focuses on Alex and her best friend Lauren as they recount Alex's latest failed relationship. But are they even talking about the same thing? Alex tends to wear a romanticized 1940s filter on her memories and Lauren, well, Lauren doesn't remember it quite so nicely.

Who's right and who's wrong? It all depends on your frame of reference.

  • Ian J. Keeney
  • Steven Hayet
  • Gina Marie Rodriguez
  • Gina Marie Rodriguez
  • Gina Marie Rodriguez
    Key Cast
  • Nick Giedris
    Key Cast
  • Luci Samp
    Key Cast
  • Joe Mancuso
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
  • Genres:
    Romance, Comedy, romantic comedy, farce
  • Runtime:
    17 minutes 11 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    October 21, 2016
  • Production Budget:
    10,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Shooting Format:
  • Aspect Ratio:
  • Film Color:
    Black & White and Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • SOMA Film Festival
    South Orange, NJ
    United States
    March 12, 2017
  • Worldfest Houston
    Houston, TX
    United States
    Bronze Remi
  • Rahway International Film Festival
    Rahway, NJ
    United States
    October 21, 2016
    North American Premier
  • Cosmic Film Festival
    Orlando, FL
    United States
    February 18, 2017
    Florida Premiere
    Best Female Filmmaker - Gina Marie Rodriguez
  • Brightside Tavern Film Festival
    Jersey City, NJ
    United States
    March 5, 2017
    Best Actress in a Comedy - Gina Marie Rodriguez
  • Hang Onto Your Shorts Film Festival
    Asbury Park, NJ
    United States
    May 21, 2017
  • Puerto Rico Comic Con Short Film Festival
    San Juan, PR
    United States Minor Outlying Islands
    May 26, 2017
    Puerto Rico Premiere
  • Long Island International Film Expo
    Long Island, NY
    United States
    July 18, 2017
    Long Island Premiere
Director Biography - Ian J. Keeney

Ian J. Keeney, born in Toms River, NJ is an award-winning filmmaker and writer. He has completed several feature and short films and has been working in the industry since graduating college in 2001. Not limited to writing and directing, he also produces, edits and performs a wide array of various technical positions such as Director of Photography on his films and others. He is best known for his dark subject matter with his love for thrillers, but his body of work ranges from comedy to horror and everything in between.

Aside from film, he is also an author and a musician. His latest novel won Best Science Fiction in the Los Angeles Book Festival as well as other awards. His novels are available in major bookstores and online retailers including Amazon, Barnes & Noble and Audible.com.

In his band, Wolves in Clothing, he plays the drums and writes the songs.

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