Unheard Melodies

When professor of poetry, Phil Jenkins, meets and falls in love with local resident, Janice Roberson while hiking the Great Smoky Mountains, neither can envisage the turn of events which will ultimately confirm the fleeting nature of life. Based on true events, Unheard Melodies, is a story of undying love and commitment, albeit brief and bittersweet.

  • Brenna Mcdonough
    Director
    First time film director
  • Janna Allen
    Director
    First time film director
  • Susan Kain
    Writer
    Final Notice, The Adjuster,
  • Phil Rice
    Writer
    Winter Sun: A Memoir of Love and Hospice
  • Rick Kain
    Producer
    Final Notice, The Tracker, The Adjuster,The Elephant Spiel, Leda
  • William L. Thomas
    Producer
    The Adjuster, The Elephant Spiel
  • Susan Kain
    Producer
    Final Notice, The Elephant Spiel, The Adjuster
  • Walker Thomas
    Producer
    Final Notice, The Elephant Spiel, The Adjuster
  • William L. Thomas
    Key Cast
    "Phil Jenkins"
    Harriet, Fishbowl, Veep, The Wire, West Virginia Stories, Final Notice
  • Beth Hylton Delehanty
    Key Cast
    "Janice Roberson"
    House of Cards, Soul Searching, Table for Two, Shrink Wrap
  • Rick Kain
    Key Cast
    "Father Charlie"
    Wonder Woman-1984, Fishbowl, Mindhunter, Jack Ryan, DC Noir
  • Dr. James Laster
    Key Cast
    "Organist"
    Christmas Dreams, Animal Husbandry, A Little of the Top, Darkest Days
  • Jake Simpson- Camera operator
    Key Crew
  • Ben Palmer- Camera operator
    Key Crew
  • Jordan Miller- Sound mixer
    Key Crew
  • Alexis Barone- 1 st. AD
    Key Crew
  • Brett Heidenreich-2nd AD
    Key Crew
  • Wendy Brown-Hair and Make-up
    Key Crew
  • Thomas Bacon- Production assistant.
    Key Crew
  • Project Type:
    Short
  • Runtime:
    30 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    August 20, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    10,000 USD
  • 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
  • Columbia Film Festival
    Columbia, Maryland
    United States
    June 17, 2020
    East Coast Premiere
  • The North Beach American Fim Festival
    North Beach, Maryland
    United States
    September 4, 2020
    Best Short Film
  • Hunter Mountain Film Festival
    Hunter, New York
    United States
    October 23, 2020
  • Maryland International Film Festival
    Hagerstown, Maryland
    United States
    August 20, 2021
    World Premiere
    Official Selection
  • Smoky Mountain Film Festival
    Gatlinburg, TN.
    United States
    August 13, 2022
    Best Writer- Susan Kain & Phil Rice
  • Chesapeake Film Festival
    Easton, Maryland
    United States
    September 30, 2023
Director Biography - Brenna Mcdonough, Janna Allen

Brenna has been a full-time actor for 40 years and is proud to add directing to her resume. Her work includes commercials, industrials, indie and feature films. (The Next Three Days, Head of State, Enemy of the State, Game Change). She is owner of ON-CAMERA TRAINING in Silver Spring, MD and co-author of You Can Work On-Camera (Heinemann)

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