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Sales Tactics

In this comedy short, a mansplaining manager tries to school a potential employee on how to "sell," but gets more than he bargained for when she reveals a deep secret. "Sales Tactics" asks us... if you can't sell yourself, what can you sell?

  • Valerie Brandy
    Lola's Last Letter
  • Valerie Brandy
    Walt Disney Studios-- Staff Writer
  • Eric Isenhower
    Key Cast
    Parks & Recs
  • Hope Jaymes
    Key Cast
    "Possible Robot"
    Sex Lives of College Girls, Modern Family
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  • Runtime:
    2 minutes 30 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    March 15, 2023
  • Production Budget:
    500 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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  • Shooting Format:
    Canon Digital 4k
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Director Biography - Valerie Brandy

Valerie Brandy is a director, screenwriter, and actress based in Los Angeles. Her award-winning feature film, Lola’s Last Letter—which she wrote, directed, and starred in— was distributed by Sony’s indie label after a successful festival run. The film was shot in the mobile home park Brandy lived in as a teenager, and has become a beloved installment in the mumblecore movement. She recently served as a staff writer for Walt Disney Studios live action feature division, developing multiple projects for their Disney + platform. She’s written comedies and dramas for many studios and networks, and her writing has been honored by the Nichol Fellowships in Screenwriting. As an actress, she appeared as “Trixie” in multiple episodes of FX’s Emmy-Winning drama Justified in scenes across from Mykelti Williamson (Forest Gump). For her work in the independent film space, Brandy was nominated for a Best Principal Actress award from LA Film Review. In reviewing Brandy’s work as a filmmaker, the Huffington Post stated, “… the key word when describing Brandy in unflinching.” In 2022, LA Live Film Festival named Brandy a director to watch, awarding her the laurel for Best Director’s Demo.

Brandy is a member of the WGA west, where she serves as a Feature Captain, as well as SAG-AFTRA, Film Independent, and the Alliance of Women Directors. A subject matter expert in film & media, Brandy holds multiple visiting Professorships and academic appointments in the film departments of universities like Loyola Marymount, Syracuse, and UCLA extension. She received her B.A. from UCLA as a prestigious Alumni Scholarship recipient, and is an M.F.A. candidate in Film & Television Production at Asbury University. 
As an author, her feminist thriller trilogy “Animals We Are” has sold over 10,000 copies worldwide, and was chosen as an IndiesToday five star read. 

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