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L.A. Molly Gray

This is a comedy short which spoofs film noir crime films. Loosely based on "Peaky Blinders," Molly Gray, the great granddaughter of Polly Gray, is a female gangster in Los Angeles involved in shady dealings with filmmakers. An assassin wants to move in on her territory. Experimental short using vintage analog video cameras and a 60 year old 8mm film camera for a grainy film noir look.

  • Mark Wagner
  • Mark Wagner
  • Kevan Hewett
  • Kevan Hewett
    Key Cast
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  • Mark Wagner
    Key Cast
    "Martin Wolf"
  • Nicole Guibord
    Key Cast
    "Molly Gray"
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  • Grace Connaughton
    Key Cast
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  • Project Type:
    Experimental, Short
  • Genres:
  • Runtime:
    21 minutes 6 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    March 14, 2023
  • Production Budget:
    1,200 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
  • Shooting Format:
    Hi-8, 8mm
  • Aspect Ratio:
  • Film Color:
    Black & White
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • Accolade Global Film Competition
    Los Angeles
    United States
    June 2, 2023
    Award of Recognition
Director Biography - Mark Wagner

Mark Wagner is a photographer and videographer based in Northern California. He worked for 25 years in broadcast audio as a recording engineer, producer, editor, voiceover artist and occasional program host at radio stations in Hawaii and Massachusetts. He worked for networks such as National Public Radio, Public Radio International and the BBC.

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Director Statement

I love the Cinematic Arts. I want to gather people to become characters that tell stories. I am coming at this late in the game, but hope to produce more to share in the future. My current project, "Time Exposure," has begun production with scenes filmed in Berlin and Northern California.