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Tuddy (Season One)

Series of 6 micro short films chronicling the misadventures of TUDDY, an Atlantic City code enforcement inspector for women's swimwear in 1921.

  • Daryn Davidson
  • Annie Fleisch
  • Bruno Barros
  • GianCarlo Fernandez
  • Dalton Snider-Smith
  • Brandon Leventhal
  • Ryan Moore
  • Jimmy Driscoll
  • Francis Hibbs
  • Josh Cooper
  • David W. Schoner, Jr.
    Arthur Futuro, A Dangerous Place, Murder Reincarnated
  • A.J. Swirz
    Arthur Futuro
  • Rocco Pertullo
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
    Short, Web / New Media, Other
  • Runtime:
    18 minutes 15 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    December 28, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    4,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
  • Shooting Format:
  • Aspect Ratio:
  • Film Color:
    Black & White
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • Garden State Film Festival
    Asbury Park
    United States
    March 26, 2022
Director Biography - Daryn Davidson, Annie Fleisch, Bruno Barros, GianCarlo Fernandez, Dalton Snider-Smith, Brandon Leventhal

Episode 1: Daryn Davidson:
Daryn Davidson has been a professional filmmaker since 2014. She has a passion and drive for films and filmmaking and is always up for the next challenge and project.

She is an Film Instructor for NJ Film School in New Providence, NJ; and has been a partner with Big Guy Pictures LLC.”

Episode 2: Bruno Barros:
Bruno Barros is a Luso American Filmmaker with a background in computers. His work primarily consists of working in the locations department on big budget film & TV productions like "A Quiet Place", "POSE", "Many Saints of Newark" and other notable movies and series. He runs Red Eagle Cinema and also produces his own films and projects.

An entrepreneur at heart, he tends to keep his hands in a little bit of everything. From websites, to film, podcasts, stock market and real estate investing and even an indie clothing brand he co-owns called b.ez Clothing Co.

Episode 3: Annie Fleisch:
Annie Fleisch is a young female filmmaker who was born and raised in Manalapan, New Jersey. She found her love for filmmaking at Howell High School's Fine and Performing Arts program called Entertainment Technology. Learning the basics of production, Annie started making short films at the age of 15. She now resides in Manhattan, where she continues her career as a filmmaker.

Episode 4: GianCarlo Fernandez:
Legend has it, award-winning writer/director GianCarlo Fernandez also known as GC, Gian Solo, All That is Man or Renaissance Gian, was born to central American unicorns and raised by hippie dire wolves between west LA's hot streets and central New Jersey's concrete jungle. GC has had success as a creative polymath for the last decade, working as a producer, screenwriter, filmmaker, editor, photographer, actor, and a loquacious and inspiring leader on various creative teams.

He loves being a father and wishes he still had long locks of luscious and bouncy, voluminous curls, but boldly rocks the bald look. He looks forward to establishing his production company Gorilla Ocho Films: FILMS THAT MAKE YOU GO-APE-SH!T as a powerhouse storytelling juggernaut here in New Jersey by creating comedic, immersive, and unique quality content.

Oh, and he's also a big nerd, beer snob, whiskey enthusiast, and pizza addict

Episode 5: Brandon Leventhal:
Brandon Leventhal is a filmmaker from Matawan, NJ. He started making videos with his friends at a young age and that grew into a love for filmmaking.

He recently graduated from Montclair State University and has directed numerous short films, commercials, and now a TV Pilot.

He looks forward to sharing his many visions with the world.

Episode 6: Dalton Snider-Smith:
Dalton has been directing for years! She began in theater, directing improvisation, full length plays, and one acts for Montclair State University (where she is finishing her degree in filmmaking).

There she learned how to work deeply with all types of actors. (Her extensive acting background certainly helps too!) Since then she has gone on to direct for the screen! Her debut short film "Fantasy Master" screened at 14 festivals and garnered multiple awards and nominations, including Awards of Merit, Excellence, and Best Actress x2.

Outside of directing, she has worked in film/TV on a multitude of shows, from the Kitchen, to the Marvelous Mrs. Maisel Season 4.

She also volunteers each year at Sundance Film Festival, which never fails to invigorate her creatively. Most importantly, she is dog mom to two tiny dogs (both mixes). CREATORS/EXECUTIVE

David W. Schoner Jr.

For over 35 years David W. Schoner Jr. has been Associate Director for the New Jersey Motion Picture and Television Commission. He has produced two award-winning independent films ( A Dangerous Place and Murder Reincarnated) distributed by Screen Media, Amazon, iTunes, Netflix, ABC TV and York Entertainment.

David has coordinated thousands of Hollywood productions, including The Sopranos and its upcoming prequel film, the Warner Bros. smash hit Joker, Steven Spielberg’s West Side Story and the HBO miniseries The Plot Against America .

David serves his community as a member of the Cedar Grove Board of Education, where he’s involved in various educational and charitable endeavors, and also is on the Board of Trustees of the Garden State Film Festival, Women in Media – Newark Women’s History Month Film Festival, Westfield International Film Festival, and the Monmouth International Film Festival.

He recently founded Great Mustachio Filmworks to nurture his passion for developing projects with upcoming filmmakers.

A.J. Swirz
A.J. is a New Jersey native that graduated from Stockton University in 2007 and immediately jumped into film and television production. Over the last 10+ years he’s accumulated credits on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, St. Vincent, The Girl on the Train, Fate of the Furious, the Emmy-Winning series The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, the upcoming feature tick, tick...BOOM!, and more. After spending the bulk of his career in the Locations Department, A.J. is happy to have had the opportunity to shift into producing roles.

In the little bit of spare time he has, A.J. is working on a memoir, a series of short stories and a children’s book.

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Director Statement


TUDDY is an homage to silent film and silent star greats such as Buster Keaton, Charlie Chaplin and Rosco “Fatty” Arbuckle. The style pays tribute to the silent era while also offering a story that can drawn in today's audiences.

The series is made up of six short films that are designed to be played one after the other as TUDDY's adventures unfold. Each episode also serves as a type of "short program" that would play before a feature in the movie houses of yore—which offers yet another connection between our time and Hollywood's Golden Age. Additionally, the musical score for each episode is performed on piano, just as audiences of the silent era would have experienced a live score being played alongside a film.

Each episode has a different director, allowing each filmmaker to add his or her unique artistic stamp to each short.

We look forward to sharing TUDDY's adventures. The world hasn't seen his like in some time!