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She Had It Coming

Vivian Dean is dead. She was killed at a baby shower... Went down a flight of stairs. And now she is hellbent on finding out who did it.

  • Gedde Watanabe
    Sixteen Candles, Mulan, ER
  • Anna Keizer
  • Anna Keizer
  • Skylar Schock
  • Skylar Schock
    Key Cast
    "Vivian Dean"
    Mel and Ruby, New Yorkers in LA
  • Kurt Sanchez Kanazawa
    Key Cast
    "Ethan Tanaka"
    Grey's Anatomy, Airport Security Squad
  • Jeanne Sakata
    Key Cast
    "Angela Noti"
    Dr. Ken, Big Hero 6: The Series, High School Musical: The Musical - The Series
  • Krishna Smitha
    Key Cast
    "Rhonda Howard"
    iLove, Silicon Valley
  • Renata Ribeiro
    Key Cast
    "Melissa Magee"
    New Yorkers in LA
  • Julia Manis
    Key Cast
    "Lindsay Karam"
    Inconvenient, Mel and Ruby
  • Mia Ellis
    Key Cast
    "Rachel Mason"
    Elementary, The Good Fight
  • Chris Ramirez
    Key Cast
    "Gary Magee"
  • Ryan Shaughnessy
    Key Cast
    "Rich Mason"
    Faking It, Gossip Boy
  • Martha Hunter
    Key Cast
    "Jean Dean"
    The Bold and the Beautiful, RCVR
  • James Schock
    Key Cast
    "George Dean"
  • Kate Walker
    Director of Cinematography
    Comedy Sketch TV Time, Okay?, Just Sayin'!
  • Alexa Borden
    Oakdale 1959
  • Connor Cook
    Oakdale 1959
  • Jason Charnick
    Getting Over
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  • Genres:
    Comedy, Mystery
  • Runtime:
    9 minutes 20 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    May 29, 2020
  • Production Budget:
    7,100 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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Director Biography - Gedde Watanabe

Gedde Watanabe was born in Ogden, Utah and moved to San Francisco at the age of 18 to begin a career in music and theater. He lived in an artist commune called Project Artaud, earning his living as a street singer accompanying himself on guitar. Becoming serious about acting, Gedde enrolled at American Conservatory Theatre (ACT) and performed with several renowned theater companies such as Teatro de Campesino, The Bread and Puppet Theater, and The San Francisco Poverty Theater, where he became a company member.

He was discovered while singing on the streets of Chinatown and flown to New York where he was cast in Stephen Sondheim’s original Broadway production of “Pacific Overtures” directed by Harold Prince. He continued his theatrical work at The New York Shakespeare Festival under the legendary producer Joseph Papp, appearing in such productions as “Dispatches,” “Under Fire,” “The Music Lesson” and “Poor Little Lambs.” He also performed at La Mamma Theater and at The Brooklyn Academy where he was directed by Andrew Vajda in “Sansho the Bailiff” and by Emily Mann in “Oedipus.” He studied with such great performers and teachers as Kristin Linkletter and Peter Cass of The Working Theatre, Julie Reilly and Geraldine Page. He directed productions of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” “Joan of Arc” and “Winterset” at The East Coast Ensemble. In addition to appearing in over 30 plays, he also was a regular on “Sesame Street” for four years playing the artist Hiroshi.

It wasn’t until he began his movie career, however, that he received international attention. Starting with the hit film, “Sixteen Candles,” Gedde went on to make “Volunteers” with Tom Hanks and two films directed by Ron Howard: “Gung Ho” with Michael Keaton and “Ed TV” with Ellen DeGeneres. Other movies he appeared in include “Gremlins 2,” “Vamp,” “Slakers,” “Perfect Alibi,” “Boys on the Side,” “Nick and Jane,” “Booty Call,” “UHF,” “Mulan,” “Guinevere,” “Two for the Money” and “Alfie.” He also made numerous guest appearances on television shows such as “Grand,” “L.A. Law,” “Seinfeld,” “Newhart,” “Murphy Brown,” “Mad About You” and “Home Improvement.” He had his own series with “Gung Ho” and was a regular on “ER” and “Down Home” with Judy Ivy.

Now living in Los Angeles, Gedde is member of the resident company of East-West Players, the Asian-American theater group. He recently starred in their productions of “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum” and “Pippin,” among others, and he also teaches acting there. His own production company is called A Thousand Cranes and is dedicated to developing Asian-American stories for film and theater.

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