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One Sunny Day In LA

An anthology of short stories following intersecting oddball characters on a sunny summer day in Los Angeles.

One Sunny Day In LA is the latest short film from Melody Rock, featuring a collection of intersecting short stories on a single day in Los Angeles. A couple of thugs called Rico and Stu link us to a parade of characters scattered over the city as they go about their day’s work; Bob and McKayla have a portal in the valley that provides direct access to the beach, Susie finds herself prematurely being called ma’am, Linda Sinclair breaks up with people for you and yoga guru Shamrock helps a student deal with one of those very breakups. It’s a fun, lighthearted romp on a sunny day in LA!

  • Melody Rock
    Jerry (Indie Feature), Young Again (short), Murder At The Chat Noir (short), Elevator Etiquette (short)
  • Melody Rock
  • Melody Rock
  • Josh Tichauer
    Jerry (Indie Feature)
  • Cassie DenDanto
    The Big Bang Theory (as Assistant Director)
  • Will Link
    Key Cast
    Author - "Crazy About Kurt", Host - "Will Sean Podcast", Co-Host "Afterbuzz TV"
  • Malachi Mutakabbir
    Key Cast
    Luke Cage, S.W.A.T., Lazarus (stunts)
  • Walt Gray IV
    Key Cast
    God Of War, Days Gone, Spider-Man (Voice)
  • Scout Durwood
    Key Cast
    Mary + Jane; Take One Thing Off
  • McKenzie Trent
    Key Cast
    "Linda Sinclair"
    The Adventures of Delores Briggam
  • Lucas Coleman
    Key Cast
    Rockwell's UMPO Series - "Clueless"
  • Kristhy Morales
    Key Cast
    "Susie "
    Horrible People, A.E.G.I.S., Missing Island
  • Daniel Rock
    Key Cast
    "Shamrock "
    Jerry (indie feature)
  • Nikkilette Wright
    Key Cast
    "Portal Customer 1 "
    Luke Cage, This Is Us (Stunts), American Ninja Warrior
  • Derek Chariton
    Key Cast
    "Portal Customer 2"
    Lethal Weapon, S.W.A.T, Stargate Origins, The American West
  • Jesse Voccia
    Bosch (Amazon), Fahrenheit 11/9
  • Melody Rock
  • Bob Blankenheim
    Visual Effects
    Creator of the faux trailers "Titantic: Two the Surface" and "E.T. Extinction"
  • Alex Rock
    Sound Design & Mix
    Jerry (Indie Feature)
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    24 minutes 30 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    August 5, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    3,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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Director Biography - Melody Rock

The daughter of former Stardust blackjack dealers, Melody Rock hails from Las Vegas, Nevada. She won a competition for a fan made commercial in high school hosted by the WNBA and saw her commercial aired on national television during the WNBA championship. She attended Chapman University's Undergrad Film Program where she was awarded Most Promising Filmmaker in her junior year as well as Marion Knott Filmmaker and a one on one mentorship with writer/director David S. Ward. Melody has worked on all sorts of productions as a director's assistant, production assistant, camera assistant, photographer and most recently as a camera and computer operator at Sony Playstation's Motion Capture Stage. She has continued to follow her passion of writing and directing by making short films as well as an indie feature in her hometown of Las Vegas. "One Sunny Day In LA" is her latest short film AND she recently gave birth to her first baby!

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Director Statement

"One Sunny Day In LA" is inspired by some of my favorite films/shows that interweave multiple storylines and characters, particularly one of the greatest Simpsons episodes - "22 Short Films About Springfield". I had a few ideas bubbling around and decided to put them all together following this kind of structure. The main storyline I had been toying around with was inspired by collecting RSVP's for my wedding after one of my close friends revealed that he got on some of our mutual friends' cases about not RSVP'ing on time. I thought it was hysterical and this led to the first seeds of the idea for the RSVP guys -- the connective thread throughout the narrative. I lost my DP late into preproduction so I decided to experiment with shooting on an iPhone, both for its affordability and ease of use. I found this choice to be incredibly intuitive for my process, especially because I shot the film myself. I researched what tools Soderbergh and the filmmakers behind Tangerine used to see how far I could push the camera's capabilities. I found it to be an incredibly creative way to go about making a low budget project, from using a gimbal as a steadicam to rigging said gimbal on a monopod to simulate the arm of a crane. Shooting on an iPhone allowed me to push the limits of what I could do as far as possible on a tiny budget and I had a blast doing it. I just finished post production (with the aid of some very talented friends) and am stoked to get the movie out there and show it to audiences!