Good Star

Leila gets off of work but it's not a good day. After a barrage of seemingly unlucky events, Leila is pushed to her limits when she arrives home and her oppressive boyfriend, Ryan, presses her rudely to explain why she has been so late. Ryan screams at Leila demanding that she submits herself to his oppressive ways. All the while, the naively optimistic dalmatian dog, Star, struggles to garner attention, love, and understanding.

Leila and Star uncover a bond that transgresses the inter-species language barrier. Together they discover the true nature of happiness.

  • Felipe Osorio
    Alien Exchange Student
  • Felipe Osorio
  • Annabell Osorio
  • Annabell Osorio
    Key Cast
    Crazy Venice Apartment, Alien Exchange Student
  • Dalmatian Chloe
    Key Cast
    Nocturnal Animals
  • Felipe Osorio
    Key Cast
    Crazy Venice Apartment
  • Hayley Pendergrass
    Key Cast
    Life Lessons
  • Sadyr Diouf
    Original Music/Composer
  • Carl Martin
    Original Music/Composer
    American Reunion, Beverly Hills Cop III
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  • Runtime:
    5 minutes 53 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    November 23, 2016
  • Production Budget:
    0 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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  • Shooting Format:
    iPhone 6, GoPro Hero 4
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Director Biography - Felipe Osorio

Though born in the US, Felipe spent a good part of his youth in Brazil, and understands Portuguese fluently. He eventually graduated Cum Laude with a B.A. in Psychology from the University of California Santa Barbara and later taught SAT and ACT math subjects tests to high school students. With the encouragement of his acting mentor, Lesly Abbott, Felipe decided to move to Los Angeles in 2009.

Initially living in Venice, Felipe learned how to surf, and has taken an avid liking to the sport.

As an actor, Felipe starred in the comedy web series, "Crazy Venice Apartment." He has also appeared in numerous commercials (national and international), and was recently cast as one of the finalist bachelors in the new comedy-romance feature, "After the Reality," starring Matthew Morisson.

Asides from acting, Felipe is also an editor and colorist. Felipe co-edited and color corrected the internationally distributed horror-comedy feature, "You Can't Kill Stephen King." The film won "Audience Award Best Picture" at the 2012 Lewiston-Auburn Film Festival.

Felipe was the cinematographer of a web series "The Making of a 'Lover's Scent'," which won the "Best Comedy Achievement Award" at the first annual WebFest Film Festival in 2010.

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Director Statement

When I was young, living carefree in Brazil, I used to daydream about the prospect of some day acting in a Jean Claude Van Damme action movie; doing soaring splits and destroying ruthless criminals. I even learned Aikido for a couple of years until I realized that this was Stephen Seagal's martial arts, not Van Damme's.

Like many kids, I loved to daydream, and as an adult, I still like to daydream. Only now, with age, I feel that the boundless daydreams have a purposeful structure made out of wisdom.

This is my directorial debut in film festivals, so I feel strange giving a Director's Statement, as if what I have to say carries anymore experience or wisdom than somebody who would be reading this. However, one concept that I learned from close peers and that I would like to share is this:

Nowadays it is easy to concern oneself with acquiring the latest cameras with the best dynamic range, the best resolution, and the biggest sensor. Never has professional equipment been so accessible.

High-end technology is great, but cameras are just tools to making films. Most video-capturing equipment are so good nowadays that acquiring the best technology is a futile concern if the story is not nurtured and cared for.

Generally, executing a good film story requires a sense of history, psychology, and philosophical wonderment; specifically it demands a certain understanding of sound, lighting, camera movement, color, acting, and even editing -- timing so to speak. In the end, a project’s equipment may or may not matter. How the story is told, however, always matters.