Private Project

Pie a la Mode

Known for its award-winning pie, Julian, CA serves up a slice of history revealing its confederate origins and the Black pioneers and Indigenous people who homesteaded there.

  • v.c. rhone
  • v.c. rhone
  • v.c. rhone
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Short
  • Genres:
    African American, History, Documentary
  • Runtime:
    14 minutes 27 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    January 14, 2020
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
  • Shooting Format:
  • Film Color:
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • Huntington Beach Cultural Cinema Showcase
    Huntington Beach
    United States
    February 6, 2020
    Official Selection - Finalist
  • Lift Off Global Network Sessions 2020
    Los Angeles, CA
    United States
    Official Selection - Finalist
  • First Time Filmmakers Session 2020
    United Kingdom
    Official Selection - Finalist
  • Black Voices Film Festival
    New York
    United States
    July 18, 2020
    Official Selection - Finalist
  • Direct Monthly Online Film Festival

    Official Selection
  • Lift Off Online Sessions 2021

    Official Selection
  • Direct Monthly Online Film Festival

    Award Winner
  • Wandering Lion Film Festival

    February 15, 2021
    Official Selection
  • Idlewild International Film Fest

    Official Selection
Director Biography - v.c. rhone

A self-proclaimed New Yorker on sabbatical now making waves in her native SoCal stomping grounds, v.c. rhone is described as “a woman of great strength and character” by former President Barack Obama.

v.c. completed her undergraduate studies in Film and Television Production at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts and was mentored by Academy Award Winner, Carol Dysinger (Learning to Skateboard in a Warzone If You’re a Girl). She has also studied with Primetime Emmy Nominee, Jim O’Doherty (3rd Rock from the Sun, The Tracy Morgan Show).

Her screenplay, Pieces of Eleanor, was accepted into Film Independent’s Fiscal Sponsorship Program. Her docuseries, Pause for Hope, features a heartfelt interview with a Harvey Weinstein sexual assault survivor.

v.c. is an NBC TV Writers Program Semi-Finalist. She was a finalist in the Quarantine Monologues produced by Academy member, Leah Daniels Butler (The Wonder Years, Coming 2 America, The United States vs. Billie Holiday).

Because of her passion for highlighting other creatives, she founded and directs the Huntington Beach Cultural Cinema Showcase. The showcase has been featured in the Los Angeles Times and the OC Register.

v.c. is a city-appointed official in Huntington Beach, California. She is honored to work with the Huntington Beach Police Department, the Mayor, and as Chairperson of the Huntington Beach Human Relations Committee in using the arts as a way to promote human dignity and understanding.

She is currently managed by GLM and has several projects in development.

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