Two Cars One Space

A harried woman is trying to keep everything moving forward. She has errands to run before she picks up her daughter for softball practice. While leaving a message for her daughter, a woman turns into a parking lot and literally runs into a young man’s car. Could this everyday accident have darker consequences?

  • Megan Marra
    Director
  • Chuck Marra
    Director
  • Melanie Collup
    Writer
  • Catherine Hammons
    Producer
  • Melanie Collup
    Key Cast
    "Mom"
  • Kevin Kenyon
    Key Cast
    "Man"
  • Jamie Cunningham
    Key Cast
    "Daughter"
  • Project Type:
    Short
  • Runtime:
    5 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    January 31, 2020
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
Director Biography - Megan Marra, Chuck Marra

Foley Marra Studios
Megan Foley Marra and Chuck Marra have been working together since 1987, first in casting then as a Producing/Directing team both in theatre and in film. They have produced over 70 theatrical productions and currently have 23 short films in the post production or on the festival circuit. They have more short films, feature films and series in development. They are married and have two sons who work with them in production.

Megan Foley Marra has been in the industry her entire life, either as a performer, casting director, or director. Having cast over 3500 commercials and dozens of movies, TV shows, and Industrials in her 30+ year career, first as Megan Foley Casting and now Foley Marra Casting, she is best known for her casting of commercials and independent films. She has a great eye for recognizing and developing talent.

She and Chuck have also directed and produced over 70 plays and always work together in every aspect of each production at their Lake Arrowhead Repertory Theatre Company. Their focus is on theatrical casting at this point while also creating and developing their own material. They have recently co-directed and co-produced 23 short films which are currently hitting the Festival circuit.

Chuck Marra began acting in high school and ended studying with Lee Strasberg at the Tisch School of the Arts/Lee Strasberg Theatre Institute in New York. He worked at Playwrights Horizons under Robert Moss while March of the Falsettos, Sister Mary Ignatious Explains it All for You, The Actor’s Nightmare were all in development.

He moved to LA in 1987 and worked as an actor in commercials, theatre and television before becoming an associate casting director with Megan Foley Casting. He loves casting and has a somewhat strange obsession with it. He loves meeting people, discovering their talents, helping them to reach beyond what they are comfortable doing in the audition. In 2001 he got his name on the dorm when they officially became Foley Marra Casting. In 2007, they created The Lake Arrowhead Repertory Theatre Company, where he is the Artistic Director. There, he and Megan co-produced and co- directed over 70 plays, productions, and films, several of which he wrote himself. They have recently been focusing on casting films and creating and developing projects for television and feature films. Recently They co-directed and produced 23 short films that are currently on the Festival Circuit.

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Director Statement

Two cars, One space was a very fun film for me to take the lead on as director and due to the subject matter, we chose to work with a predominantly female crew. Since Chuck and I work as a team, we usually really work as a team, on design, pace, tone, casting, editing, everything. This film was different mainly because Chuck hates anything where people (especially women) get hurt, abducted, raped, or killed. Me, on the other hand…that is my wheelhouse. If it is a true crime story or book, I am all over it. So, I was the natural fit to take the lead on the movie.

When we started rehearsals, it was really fun to try to make Kevin into a creepy bad guy. If you know him, you will know that he is about the sweetest, kindest, most gentle man around and Melanie’s character is they typical scattered Mom with too much on her plate. That part was easy since I have lived that most of my adult life. I drew on life experiences for that. We really had to push Kevin and we worked his scenes a lot, but he got there, I was thrilled with what we got from him.

The ending is filmed as written, after watching out first preview with the entire company, we felt that it needed a stronger message. After viewing it, we all realized it was a story about human trafficking and that we could really make a statement and offer a little help. I am so happy to have the notes and helpline inserted at the end. I am very proud of this piece and the way it turned out.