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Lew's Up First

Now appearing on local Network TV stations in Badamitv's "African American Short Films", this petite motion picture pays homage to Abbott & Costello's "Who's On First" famous stand-up comedy routine.

With LUF singled out at seven (7) film festivals including the World Film Fair's People's Choice Award, Inland Empire based leading man Phillip E. Walker was nominated as a CV Indie Film Award BEST ACTOR for his performance herein.

In "Lew's Up First" senior citizen Lew Telo is ready to buy his first computer ever. Abbey (Christie Black), the bubbly young geek salesperson, has all the tech answers. If only Lew knew what she was talking about. This short explores the generational technical divide in a light hearted way.

With only a glimpse of it during this year's Superbowl , the 89th Academy Awards ceremony opened with Justin Timberlake flanked by dancers busting #Do The Philip moves created in “Lew’s Up First” elder Phillip E. Walker’s “Can’t Stop The Feeling!” official music video florist principal dancer performance.

  • Andre Campbell
    "Twinkies & Root Beer"
  • Andre Campbell
  • Andre Campbell
    "Benson's Hope"
  • Phillip E. Walker
    Key Cast
    "Lew Telo"
    This http://EntryLevelActing.LA author earned his MFA in Acting before performing in more than five hundred (500+) different productions during his first 3½ Tinsel Town years. Phillip E. Walker will soon be seen theatrically as a co-star opposite Dan Stevens in the hot Marvel Television series “Legion” episode #207. As well, PhilE currently co-stars as the lead’s father in John Singleton’s hit FX series “Showfall”. This June Phillip will appear co-starring opposite Amy Adams in the pilot of her HBO mini-series “Sharp Objects”. Walker opened 2018 in Skx’s “Weekend Superstars” lead role and can now be seen in J Cole’s cinematic “ATM” - among 78 music videos Eugene has shot. Most recently having been seen theatrically as a comic co-star on Adult Swim-TV’s “Tim & Eric’s Bedtime Stories”, this full-time actor has commercial spots currently running for State Farm, Jimmy John’s, Nike, Popeye’s plus the Russian and European launch of Heineken 0.0 - where Phil was shot solo close-up by “La La Land’s” 2017 Cinematography Academy Award winner Linus Sandgren. ​ "Lew’s Up First" is one of the fifty (50) short films in which Phillip Walker has acting since discovering the art form upon his LA arrival. He travels the World starring in, & (Twinkies & Root Beer). Star vehicles currently in development include: "Murder Ballad" & "God's Gift To Comedians" short films, the documentary film "Hollywood's Finest" plus the feature film "Moon Garden".
  • Christie Black
    Key Cast
    Christie Black is an actress and model from Newport News, Virginia. She spent her childhood in Europe. Both of her parents served in the United States Air Force. She has one younger brother. --- Christie began acting in local productions and commercials at an early age. She began modeling in Milan when she was 10 years old while living in Italy. In High School she ran track and field, played basketball, and was a thespian. Upon graduating high school Christie became a Division 1 Athlete in the ACC as she accepted a Track and Field Scholarship to North Carolina State University. She competed in the heptathlon and pentathlon. Christie earned her bachelor’s degree from Virginia Commonwealth University where she was involved in Student Government and Directing Student Events. --- She has represented the state of Virginia as Miss Virginia United States 2009 and Miss Black Virginia USA 2011.
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  • Runtime:
    4 minutes 58 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    November 12, 2017
  • Production Budget:
    100 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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    hdslr 1080p digital
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  • WALKER Family Reunion
    St. Louis, MO
    United States
    July 4, 2019
    Missouri Debut
    AADC's 4th Phillip E. Walker Short Film Acting Retrospective Series
  • Best World Films Fair
    Rancho Cucamonga, CA
    United States
    October 11, 2019
    People's Choice Comedy Best Short Film
  • Clean Shorts
    United States
    April 6, 2019
    Oklahoma Debut
  • Inland Empire Film Festival
    Rancho Cucamonga, CA
    United States
    February 23, 2019
    TOP MOVIE ~ COMEDY Finalist
  • BlackMovieFest
    Rancho Cucamonga, CA
    United States
    February 23, 2019
    Solamonte Outdoor Theater GRAND OPENING
    TOP MOVIE ~ COMEDY Finalist
  • AADC's 3rd Phillip E. Walker Short Film Acting Retrospective Series
    Aiea, HI
    United States
    February 1, 2019
    Hawaii Debut
  • African American Short Films
    KCAL-TV 9 Los Angeles, CA
    United States
    November 22, 2018
  • Catch & Release Showcase Festival
    Santa Monica, CA
    United States
    November 10, 2018
  • World Film Fair
    New York, NY
    United States
    October 27, 2018
    New York City Debut
  • CV Indie Film Awards
    Palm Desert, CA
    United States
    October 8, 2018
    Phillip E. Walker
    BEST ACTOR Nominee
  • BLASTOFF Film Festival
    Los Angeles, CA
    United States
    October 6, 2018
  • 909 Film Festival
    Claremont, CA
    United States
    October 5, 2018
  • Cinema Soup Film Festival
    Dekalb, IL
    United States
    September 8, 2018
    MidWestern USA Debut
  • Fort Worth Indie Film Showcase
    United States
    July 19, 2018
    Southern USA Debut
    Best Overall-Foreign MicroShort nominee & Best Foreign Short/MicroShort nominee
  • Hyart Film Festival
    Lovell, WY
    United States
    June 23, 2018
    Wyoming Debut
  • FIFES Comedy Film Festival
    Zagreb 10000
    May 11, 2018
    International Debut
  • African American Film Marketplace and S.E. Manly Short Film Showcase
    Hollywood, CA
    United States
    April 28, 2018
    California Debut
  • Short and Sweet Film Festival
    Orem, UT
    United States
    January 13, 2018
    Western USA Debut
  • Marcellus Mini Movie Family Film Festival​
    Marcellus, NY
    United States
    November 12, 2017
Distribution Information
  • Amazon Prime
    Country: United States
    Rights: Internet
Director Biography - Andre Campbell

Andre Campbell grew up in New York City's Bronx borough, where he always had an interest in moving pictures. As a producer on his first film, "7:35", Campbell caught the bug and after that decided to produce and direct. He started off with "Two Blues". Next was" Trust", where he won his first directing award. Following that was "Whaaat?", "Future Killer", "Danger Man" & "Frozen Voltage". Then came the multi award winners:,, "Benson's Hope" and this title. Andre's work today consists of films, documentaries, commercials, and music videos. He has over a dozen awards for his producing and directing. When not shooting, he has taken time to author several books on film making, which can be found on Amazon. Further, he teaches film at Los Angeles City College. When relaxing you can find this artist flying his quadcopters and keeping them away from tall trees that seem to have a magnetic effect.

Mr. Campbell still stands behind his old school motto, "Learn by doing.”

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