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The Dinner Plan

A slacker tries to impress his girlfriend with a fancy dinner for her birthday. But as he goes on his journey to craft the perfect meal, he finds that he may have bitten off more than he can chew...

  • Alec Rosinski
    Trapped, The Last Few Hours
  • Alec Rosinski
  • Will Bricca
    Ed and Andy, Two Guys Get Stuck in a Revolving Door
  • Theresa Hamilton
    The Puppetmaster
  • Will Bricca
    Key Cast
  • Ava Sophia Brown
    Key Cast
    The Last Few Hours
  • Dawson Keiser
    Key Cast
  • Gabriel Elmore
    Key Cast
    "G.P Hooper"
    Ode to Cats
  • Adam McAlonie
    Director of Photography
    Ode to Cats, The Backseat, Tenants and Landlords, Dropped
  • Jacob Rosinski
    The Most Dangerous Lame, Flashpoint
  • Project Type:
    Short, Student
  • Genres:
    Romance, Comedy
  • Runtime:
    13 minutes 57 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    August 30, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    500 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Shooting Format:
    4K Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
  • Film Color:
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
    Yes - Temple University
  • Houston Comedy Film Festival
    Houston, Texas
    United States
    November 13, 2021
    Nominee- Best Ensemble Cast
  • Short Film Slam by The Madlab Post
    Philadelphia Pennsylvania
    United States
    December 25, 2021
  • Philadelphia Independent Film Festival
    Philadelphia Pennsylvania
    United States
    June 7, 2022
  • Philly Film Showcase
    Philadelphia Pennsylvania
    United States
    April 7, 2023
Director Biography - Alec Rosinski

Alec Rosinski is a senior at Temple University with over a decade of filmmaking experience. He typically directs high-concept comedic short films with his 3 frequent collaborators, Dorthia Schreyer, Will Bricca and his twin brother Jacob. Together, they make up "Echidna Cone Productions," a collective which Alec has been a part of since 2013. Alec also frequently collaborates with his partner Theresa Hamilton, and all of his recent works are the result of this collaboration.

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Director Statement

The premise for "The Dinner Plan," is actually based on a true story that a classmate of mine told when I took an 8 A.M acting course back in 2019. She had chosen to prepare a lobster for her mother's birthday dinner as a way of showing off her culinary skills, only to come to the startling realization that the store she bought it from doesn't kill their catches- meaning that the responsibility of taking the creature's life would fall onto her. I was intrigued at the lengths someone will go to impress their loved ones, even if it costs them a piece of themselves.

In real life, the story had a much darker ending than in my film. The girl ended up going through with the killing. And though she sobbed the whole way through she ended up preparing a lovely dinner for her mom. I changed around a few aspects, replaced the mother/daughter relationship with that of an overcompensating boyfriend, framed the story as a rom-com turned psychological thriller, and shuffled around events to fit that mold.

This film would not have been possible without Theresa Hamilton, Adam McAlonie, Will Bricca, Ava Brown, Dorthia Schreyer and my brother Jacob. I hope you enjoy it.