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Two Out-of-Work Actors

Two desperate guys battle wits with a big name Hollywood producer in a pitch meeting gone wrong.

  • Fred Shahadi
  • Fred Shahadi
    Same Suits; Recipe Rehab: BOX; Supertrain; Twice; How Many Fingers?
  • Fred Shahadi
  • Jason Maxim
  • RJ Lucci
  • Joel Polis
    Key Cast
    "Frank Madar"
    The Thing, Cheers, The Rookie, True Believer, Seinfeld, Fatal Vision
  • RJ Lucci
    Key Cast
    The Irishman, Same Suits, Searching Hope Springs
  • Jason Maxim
    Key Cast
    No Solicitors, My Crazy Sex, Jurassic City
  • Mary Shahadi
    Key Cast
    "Frank's Hot Wife"
  • Jose Pena - DP/1st AD/Editor
  • Leilani Barrett - Unit Production Manager
  • Rick Reynolds - Sound
  • Josh Whitaker and Khalil Draper
  • Eric Prince
    Special Thanks
  • Margarita Karaghiozakis
    Special Thanks
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  • Runtime:
    6 minutes 25 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    October 26, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    5,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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  • Student Project:
  • LA SUN Film Fest
    Los Angeles
    United States
    Best Comedy Short
  • Cyrus International Film Festival of Toronto
    Best Producer
  • Venice Film Awards
    WINNER: Honorable Mention Comedy
  • Silicon Beach Film Festival
    Los Angeles
    November 20, 2020
    WINNER Best Comedy Short
  • Oniros Film Awards of New York
    New York
    WINNER: Honorable Mention Comedy
  • Florence Film Awards

    Best Comedy
  • Hollywood Gold Awards

    WINNER Silver Award Best Comedy
  • Screen Power Film Festival

    Best Comedy
  • Vegas Movie Awards

    Best Comedy
  • IndieX Film Fest
    Los Angeles
    WINNER Best Acting Ensemble
Director Biography - Fred Shahadi

Fred Shahadi is a Lebanese American filmmaker, playwright, television writer, and author living in Los Angeles CA. His play BOX, had two successful Off Broadway runs in 2003 and 2011 and he was the head writer for three seasons for the Emmy nominated Recipe Rehab on CBS. Fred won consecutive Heck-Rabi Dramatic Awards for his plays Plastic Man and Supertrain, as well as a Parents Choice Award for his work on Recipe Rehab in 2014. Fred is also the author of the cult sci-fi novel Shoot the Moon which Mat Johnson author of Pym, Incognegro, and Loving Day, called “a brilliant fever dream of a novel--wildly creative, relentlessly funny, and wholly unique. Fred Shahadi has an utterly original literary voice that you're going to want to sit down and listen too."

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Director Statement

Laughing is a free way to get high, especially when it's out of your control. I like to tell stories that make people laugh, make people cry, and make people feel good. I like to do it on film, television, stage, and in print. I like watching my kids watch movies for the first time. That amazement, that awe, will live inside them forever.I know because it did for me. My father took me to my first movie, I remember every moment. So many of my best moments surround film. I want to give best moments to people for a living.