Managed

A hyper sensitive movie star publicly announces his retirement at twenty and fires his desperate manager on Twitter. She takes revenge on him with a young Instagram influencer and sparks a social media war.

Managed is a short film, yet will act as a pilot for a web series currently in development. Each episode will continue the biting satire, quirky comedy and heart, as we see high strung talent manager Susanna Feinstein (Savannah Ballot) overcome her clienteles' existential crises, while fighting to not lose her identity in Hollyweird.

Janaé Rachel Ballot who wrote and is producing an Anthony Perkins Biopic teamed up with producer Elísabet Ronaldsdóttir, who is the editor of “Marvel's Shang-Chi”, “John Wick”, “Atomic Blonde” to bring Managed to life. Oscar nominated composer Shawn Patterson who wrote Warner Brothers - Lego Movies "Everything Is Awesome" scoring the project.

The cast in Managed includes our hilarious actress Savannah Ballot who is side by side with "Hesher" star Devin Brochu, who acted along co-stars Joseph Gordan-Levitt, Natalie Portman, and Rainn Wilson.

  • Janaé Rachel Ballot
    Director
  • Janaé Rachel Ballot
    Writer
    Don't Fence Me In - The Anthony Perkins Story
  • Elísabet Ronaldsdóttir
    Producer
    John Wick, Dead Pool 2, Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, Contraband, Atomic Blonde, Kate
  • Lisa K. Crosato
    Producer
  • Devin Brochu
    Producer
  • Matthew Monelli
    Executive Producers
    The Weeknd: Save Your Tears Live on the 2021 Billboard Music Awards, Baby Keem & Travis Scott: Durag Activity, Working Title
  • Janaé Rachel Ballot
    Executive Producers
  • Savannah Ballot
    Key Cast
    "Susanna Feinstein"
  • Devin Brochu
    Key Cast
    "Albert Harris"
    Hesher, In the Valley of Elah, Ghosts of Girlfriends Past, People Like Us
  • Lisa K. Crosato
    Key Cast
    "Tammy Williams"
  • Derrick Henry
    Key Cast
    "Niles Williams"
    Ex on the Beach, The Challenge, Teen Mom OG, Are You the One?
  • Shawn Patterson
    Composer
    Lego Movie, The Adventures of Puss in Boots, Robot Chicken
  • Logan Powaski
    Cinematographer
    POST PRODUCTION for "Ceremony" for Deftones, "Minefields"-John Legend, "Dancing with the Devil"-Demi Lovato, "Loser"-Moby Rich, Pepsi NFL Halftime show intro-The Weekend, Bad Assistant
  • Debbie Peiser
    Key Hair Stylist
    Ocean's Eight, Focus, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows, The Americans, Daredevil
  • Jena D'Andrea
    Costume Designer
    Project Runway, Prodigal Son, Better Nate Than Ever, Power Book lll
  • Ben Lazarus
    Sound Mixer
    Piranha 3D, Faster, Everything Must Go, The Division
  • Meilani Calderon
    Make Up Artist
  • Heath Quiel
    Production Designer
  • Joshua Cole
    Editor
  • Project Type:
    Short, Web / New Media
  • Genres:
    Comedy, Satire
  • Runtime:
    11 minutes 15 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    May 13, 2021
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    Yes
  • Student Project:
    No
  • City of Angels Women's Film Festival 2021
    Los Angeles
    United States
    September 25, 2021
    Winner Best Pilot
  • Silicon Beach Film Festival 2021
    Los Angeles
    United States
    October 2, 2021
Director Biography - Janaé Rachel Ballot

Janaé Rachel Ballot grew up in Beverly Hills, California. Ms. Ballot grew up on film sets learning from different department heads while studying acting, writing and directing through experience and mentors.

Ms. Ballot wrote and produced her directorial debut with the short film "Managed", a comedic satire that is about the dangers of social media, celebrity culture and egotism. Ms. Ballot has two feature films she wrote and is producing in development.

Ms. Ballot wrote and is co-producing the incredible true life story of "Psycho" star Anthony Perkins. The feature is in development with Lisa K. Crosato producing and composer Shawn Patterson attached.

Janaé Rachel Ballot takes risks with story. She writes and produces with a purpose to not only entertain but to resonate with audiences of all kinds. Ms. Ballot mixes originality with familiarity in her writing and pushes boundaries to subvert expectations. When Ms. Ballot is not writing, producing or directing, she is mentoring and collaborating with screenwriters and filmmakers, guiding them through all stages of development.

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Director Statement

"Managed" is an entertaining story with heart. I couldn't be happier to shine a light on media, celebrity culture and egotism. We all know we need laughter in these times. I'm blessed to have directed, wrote, and produced "Managed" with such a talented and established team. It's been a ride and I would love to take you with us. Stay safe. -- Janaé Rachel Ballot