Experiencing Interruptions?

Janie’s Melody

After Janie struggles with the absence of her father's presence since childhood, she must shift her energy to find a higher purpose and use self-love and her music to escape a perilously dark world of drugs and seedy men.

  • Rick Cerda
  • Rick Cerda
  • Rick Cerda
  • Carmalla Harper
  • Robert P Avila
  • Leila Annastasia Scott
    Key Cast
    "Janie "
  • Jessica Alexandria
    Key Cast
  • Carmella Harper
    Key Cast
  • Daveon Tra'Shode
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
  • Runtime:
    13 minutes 29 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    August 14, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    600 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
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  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • Vesuvius International Film Festival
    August 25, 2021
    Best Actress / Best Music / Finalist Best Smartphone Film
  • Paris Cinema Awards
    August 29, 2021
    Winner Best Smartphone Film
  • Emerging Artists Film Festival

    August 16, 2021
    Winner Best Dramatic Short
  • World Film Carnival
    September 16, 2021
    Winner Outstanding Achievement
  • Urban Mediamakers Festival
    Atlanta, GA
    United States
    October 11, 2021
    Winner Best Mobile Film
  • Dreamz Catcher

    October 25, 2021
    Winner Best Mobile Film
  • Austin After Dark Film Festival
    Austin, TX
    October 26, 2021
    Finalist, Best Drama Short Film
  • Austin Under The Stars Film Festival
    Austin, TX
    United States
    Honorable Mention
  • Florence International Film Festival
    November 11, 2021
    Best Soundtrack
Director Biography - Rick Cerda

Rick Cerda has been involved with the Austin Texas Film Industry for 4 years as an actor and now an aspiring film maker. A self-taught film maker modeling his strategy after Robert Rodriguez's low budget guerrilla style of film making, Rick has already received awards for all 3 of his smartphone short films in various festival categories and he continues to refine his craft.

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Director Statement

As with my first two short films, my intention in film making is to create films that give audience members a unique and different perspective on a socially relevant topic. Creating a film for the sake of changing and opening minds is what motivates me to continue on the path of a film maker. After years of personal development and self discovery, I’m eager to share some of the knowledge and new perspectives I’ve gained using my film work as a vehicle. I’m also proud to share that I have scored and performed all the original music in this film, including an original song, “Standing Strong”. This project has been a pleasure to create and I hope you enjoy watching the film and find it to be inspiring.