The Debate

Karli and her "friend", both members of a high school debate team, celebrate their winning of the national championships and Karli's so-called "disadvantages" turning out to be her greatest assets after all.

  • Androu De Vera ("Some Dude Named Devs")
  • Carina LaMarchina
  • Carina LaMarchina
  • Carina LaMarchina
    Key Cast
  • Ed Goodhelp
    Key Cast
  • Carina LaMarchina
    Set Design
  • Androu De Vera ("Some Dude Named Devs")
  • Androu De Vera ("Some Dude Named Devs")
    Sound Design
  • Androu De Vera ("Some Dude Named Devs")
  • Carina LaMarchina
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  • Genres:
    Romance, Inspirational, Teen
  • Runtime:
    2 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    March 9, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    800 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • Los Angeles Film Awards
    Los Angeles, CA
    United States
    "Best Microfilm" Winner for April 2021
Director Biography - Androu De Vera ("Some Dude Named Devs")

Androu De Vera, also known as Some Dude Named Devs, is a videographer, filmmaker and photographer based in Los Angeles and the owner of Some Company, LLC. He has worked with Adidas, Nike, Juicy J, Future, and many others, and he shoots commercials, music videos, and more on a regular basis.

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Director Statement

Carina LaMarchina, the writer and producer of this piece, originally wrote this as simply one of several snippets of the overall story she wants to tell in Hollywood as an actress: that of a girl who's misunderstood by the world around her but doesn't give up on her truth despite all odds, and ends up using her flaws to the greatest advantage of herself and/or others, thus teaching audiences the value of staying true to yourself. But once she saw how beautifully Androu's directorial, cinematographic, and auditory contributions to this production matched her vision for it, she decided to share it with the world as a small, but whole and sweet story by itself.

Sometimes, the very thing(s) that you are looked down on for may actually prevail as your greatest gift.