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Role Model

A self-centered young man skips town when he finds out his wife is pregnant, all the while being hauntingly visited by his estranged father who tries to help him confront his issues before losing his family forever.

  • Larry E Lewis, Jr
    Executive Producers
  • Kim Caudle Lewis
    Executive Producers
  • Mark E Holmes
  • David Nemeth
  • David Nemeth
  • Chandler Storm
    Key Cast
    "Matt O'Donnell"
  • Mark E Holmes
    Key Cast
    "Rick O'Donnell"
  • Christina Aponte
    Key Cast
    "Cheryl O'Donnell"
  • Retta Aughtry
    Key Cast
  • Princeton Drake
    Key Cast
  • Phoebe Jones
    Key Cast
  • Krishna Ward
  • Omar Lagudali
  • Victor Hollingsworth
  • Brannon Bruno
  • Ethan James Lee
  • Talley LaFlamme
  • Amanda Hilliker
  • Josh Harbin
    Director of Photography
  • Amanda Hilliker
    Assistant Camera
  • Michael Johnson
    Additional Camera
  • Joseph Cecil
    Drone Operator
  • Natalie Pace
    Assistant Director
  • Elsa Koppell
    2nd Assistant Director
  • Tori Layne
    Script Supervisor
  • Kelsey Munday
    Makeup & Hair
  • Marcus Ferrell
    Sound Recordist
  • Renee Nickell
    Associate Producer
  • Brian Christopher White
  • Dillon Rairdin
  • Billy Causey, Jr
  • Jeremy Price
    Sound Designer
  • Barry Battles
    Art Designer
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  • Runtime:
    1 hour 19 minutes 25 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    November 30, 2021
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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  • Initial Screening
    United States
    December 4, 2021
    Small Town Premiere/Test Screening
  • George Lindsay Film Festival
    United States
    March 4, 2022
    Official Selection
  • Southern Fried Film Festival
    Huntsville, AL
    United States
    June 10, 2022
    Official Selection
  • Cobb International Film Festival
    Marietta, GA
    United States
    August 6, 2022
    Best Writing, Best Director, Best Supporting Actress, Best Actor
Director Biography - David Nemeth

David Nemeth is a writer/director who has created seven professional short films and a feature film. He began his filming career in 2011 by producing a handful of online-release short films and in 2016, he produced his first professional short film. Since then, he has challenged himself at every turn, striving to make bigger and better films. Focused on telling stories of hope and inspiration amid the realities of humanity, he has won several awards from around the United States for his work. Having lived in several states across the nation, he has a unique perspective on the human condition from all walks of life. He resides in Alabama with his wife and children.

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Director Statement

Role Model began as a pilot script for a television series and eventually morphed into a brief short film. It was one of the most intimate and rewarding short films I’ve ever worked on, and translating those ideas to a feature-length film where they could get fleshed out even more and become accessible to so many people is something I very much desired to see. The short film touched so many people with its resonating and relatable theme and has been our most successful short film to date. I love being able to explore the characters of this film on a deeper level and give our audience a powerful story.