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Together

Carver and Ella have just celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary and are trying to decide where to go on their "trip of a lifetime". But then the unexpected happens, and a decision must be made that will change their lives forever.

  • A.W. Scott
    Director
  • A.W. Scott
    Writer
    Refuel
  • Jean Qing Su
    Producer
    Grey Lady; Refuel; Going Pro
  • Kim Estes
    Key Cast
    "Carver"
    This Is Us; How to Get Away With Murder; I'm Dying Up Here; Fresh Off The Boat
  • Efe
    Key Cast
    "Ella"
    Divergent; Scorpion; Get The Behind Me
  • Jason Olive
    Key Cast
    "Malcolm"
    For Better or Worse; Melrose Place; Raising Helen; Twin Betrayal
  • Caroline H. Harris
    Key Cast
    "Sarah"
    Alien Siege; Megalodon
  • Kent Faulcon
    Key Cast
    "Dr. Guyton"
    For Better or Worse; Selma; War of the Worlds; Men in Black; Solaris; Blackish
  • Michele Dalcin
    Key Cast
    "Dr. Barksdale"
    The Long Ride Home; JAG; Grosse Pointe
  • Pin Young
    Key Cast
    "Dr. Shen"
  • Carolina de Athey
    Key Cast
    "Sofia"
  • Joshua Sanchez
    Key Cast
    "Joseph Rivera"
  • Rasa Partin
    Cinematograher
  • Lea Vrabelova
    Editor
  • Dave Eichhorn
    Sound Mix
  • Edo Brizio
    Colorist
  • Chris Cole
    Production Sound
  • Project Type:
    Short
  • Runtime:
    16 minutes 57 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    March 15, 2019
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Arri Alexa Mini - Anamorphic
  • Aspect Ratio:
    2.4 to 1
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    Yes
  • Student Project:
    No
  • Block Island Film Festival
    Block Island, Rhode Island
    United States
    June 14, 2019
    Official Selection; Best Drama Short - Audience Award
  • Los Angeles International Shorts Festival (Academy Award Qualifying)
    Los Angeles, CA
    United States
    July 21, 2019
    Los Angeles Premiere
    Official Selection; Best Actor
  • That Film Festival - London
    London
    United Kingdom
    August 2, 2019
    UK Premiere
    Official Selection
  • Martha's Vineyard African American Film Festival (Academy Award Qualifying)
    Martha's Vineyard, MA
    United States
    August 8, 2019
    Official Selection
  • D.C. Black Film Festival
    Washington, D.C.
    United States
    August 17, 2019
    Official Selection; Best Actress
  • HollyShorts (Academy Award Qualifying)
    Los Angeles, California
    United States
    August 15, 2019
    Official Selection
  • Kwanzaa Film Festival
    Harlem, NYC
    United States
    December 30, 2019
    Official Selection; Nominee: Best Short Film Writer
  • San Antonio Interntaiontal Black Film Festival
    San Antonio, TX
    United States
    October 12, 2019
    Official Selection; Best Producer
  • Festival Angaelica
    Duluth, MN
    United States
    October 12, 2019
    Official Selection; Best Screenplay
  • White Light City Film Festival
    Fremont, Nebraska
    United States
    November 2, 2019
    Luminary Award - Most Inspiring Film
  • Oklahoma Black Film Festival
    Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
    United States
    December 14, 2019
    Official Selection; Finalist - Best Short Film
Director Biography - A.W. Scott

"Together" is A.W. 'Tony' Scott's first narrative film as a Writer-Director.

After a career as a consultant and venture capitalist to high tech companies around the world, Tony entered and completed the UCLA Graduate Film School’s Professional Screenwriting and Writing for Television Programs. He also studied in the Directing Program at UCLA Extension, and has studied and taught acting technique and scene study. Tony focuses on creating grounded, character-driven stories, typically inspired by real people and events.

In 2013 while studying at UCLA, the Blacklist.com named Tony’s screenplay “At Last” a Top 10 drama script. In 2015 his contained sci-fi thriller “Sentience” was named best feature screenplay in the Professional Screenwriting Program at UCLA. “Sentience” is now being produced by his production company Broadvision in partnership with Smart Entertainment (“Ted”, “The Boy Next Door”).

Since completing the UCLA Film School’s Screenwriting Programs, all seven of Tony’s spec feature screenplays and his two television pilots have won awards in multiple screenplay competitions. To date, three of Tony’s feature screenplays have been optioned with commitments for funding.

Tony has also been hired by financiers and producers to write two other feature scripts. In 2018, a Singaporean financier/producer engaged Tony to write an action-thriller feature which is planned to be filmed in Singapore and Chongqing, China in 2020 on a multimillion-dollar budget. In 2019, a group of experienced producers hired Tony to write a feature film based on a true story set during the Japanese occupation of the Philippines during World War II. It is expected to go into production in 2020 with an estimated $30 to $40 million budget.

As a Director, in 2017 Tony created and directed the six-episode webseries “Searching for Adrian Lester” to support the marketing and release of the feature “Grey Lady”, which Broadvision Pictures produced in association with Beacon Pictures. He also directed two scenes for the stage in Northwestern University Entertainment Alliance’s showcase, performed before sell-out crowds over two nights.

In 2018, Tony created and directed a proof-of-concept reel for his production company Broadvision’s unscripted docudrama series “Going Pro”. Broadvision is currently in negotiations with two leading unscripted production companies to produce and sell the show to networks.

In 2019, Tony wrote and directed the award-winning dramatic short film “Together”. "Together" has been an Official Selection for numerous film festivals in the U.S. and internationally, including multiple Academy Award qualifying film festivals. The cast of “Together” includes Emmy winner Ken Estes as its lead, and Jason Olive and Kent Faulcon in key supporting roles (the male leads from the hit OWN Network TV Show “For Better or Worse”, which ran for 162 episodes). To date, "Together" has won awards for "Best Drama", "Best Producer", "Best Screenplay", "Best Actor", and "Best Actress" in leading film festivals.

Born in New Orleans, Tony is a wonderful gumbo of ethnicities and cultures. He received his B.A. from the University of Mississippi, and his MBA from the Kellogg School at Northwestern University. Among many other jobs, Tony worked as a semi-professional jazz/funk/R&B musician to help pay for college. He has lived and worked in Beijing, Chicago, London, Napa, Silicon Valley and Tokyo, and now resides in Los Angeles.

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Director Statement

"Together" is my first film as a Writer-Director. Based on the true story of my own parents, this is a universal story that should remind us that the unexpected - and unthinkable - can happen at any time to any of us, regardless of background. I hope this film will move audiences to think about how they would handle a similar situation, and how they would choose if forced to decide between untenable choices.

This version of "Together" is both a stand-alone short, and a proof-of-concept for a completed feature script.