The Duchess of Grant Park

The Duchess declares Grant Park as her duchy. James, a journalist making a documentary, has chosen the Atlanta character of The Duchess although he knows nothing about her.

Through the course of the story, James learns more about the Duchess, her history, and her connection to the neighborhood.

  • Brandon Mitchell
    Director
  • Ava Davis
    Writer
    "Hi, Grandma", The Decision, The Parts That Stay
  • Brandon Mitchell
    Producer
  • Ava Davis
    Producer
    Feast, 50mm
  • Ava Davis
    Key Cast
    "The Duchess"
    Feast, The Parts That Stay, The Bitter Better, Vera's Workplace Sensitivity Training, The Decision
  • Jon Vertullo
    Key Cast
    "James"
  • Hillary R. Heath
    Key Cast
    "Beatrice / Countess of Cabbagetown"
  • Jasmine Waters
    Key Cast
    "Roberta"
  • Nicole Kemper
    Key Cast
    "Lisa"
    The Parts That Stay
  • Laura Meyers
    Key Cast
    "Neighbor"
  • Melissa Kunnap
    Key Cast
    "Jogger 1"
    The Evil Inside Her, DeadThirsty, Black Lightening, Paula Peril and the Serpent Cult
  • Brian Ashton Smith
    Key Cast
    "Jogger 2"
    Rainy Season, The Evil Inside Her, Dynasty,
  • Grace Pillsbury
    Key Cast
    "Lily"
  • Kat Brennan (Cinematographer)
    Key Crew
  • Nicole Kemper (Editor)
    Key Crew
  • Brandon Bristol (Sound Designer)
    Key Crew
  • Project Type:
    Short
  • Genres:
    Comedy, LGBT
  • Runtime:
    19 minutes 12 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    July 24, 2020
  • Production Budget:
    25,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    Yes
  • Student Project:
    No
Director Biography - Brandon Mitchell

Brandon is an actor, writer and director living in Atlanta, GA. He holds a BA in Theater from Northwestern State University. Brandon has appeared in several short horror/suspense films Carnality, The Stain, and Feast, winner of Best Regional Short at the Woman and Horror Film Festival.

He has written, performed, and directed for Critical Crop Top’s Sketch shows and the Atlanta One-minute Play festival. He is currently in the process of writing a web-series. He has performed with OnStage Atlanta, and directed a scene showcase with Pinch’N’Ouch Theater.

Brandon has also served on the board of the Actor's Center in DC, (Treasurer, VP, and VP of Communications), as a casting director for a DC theater and most recently production manager on a short, The Parts That Stay. 

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