A Table Discussion

In 1961, after rejecting one too many ad campaign pitches for their product, a folding table, six incompetent businessmen receive an ultimatum from their superior to come up with a pitch themselves or they lose their job.

  • Burak Aydogan
    Director
  • Steven Lopez
    Producer, Screenplay, Editor
  • Kurt Grube
    Key Cast
  • Keith Keyes
    Key Cast
  • Richard Brenton
    Key Cast
  • Rob Langeder
    Key Cast
  • Steven Trolinger
    Key Cast
  • James Zeiss
    Key Cast
  • Rachel DeLeonardis
    Key Cast
  • J.S. Ali
    Director of Photography
  • Steven Lopez
    Story
  • Burak Aydogan
    Story
  • Project Type:
    Short
  • Genres:
    Comedy, Satire
  • Runtime:
    29 minutes 20 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    November 1, 2016
  • Production Budget:
    800 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Black & White and Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    Yes
  • Garden State Film Festival
    Atlantic City, NJ
    United States
    April 1, 2017
    World Premiere
    OFFICIAL SELECTION
  • Brightside Tavern Shorts Film Fest
    Jersey City, NJ
    United States
    July 29, 2017
    BEST ENSEMBLE
  • NYC Indie Film Awards
    New York, NY
    United States
    BEST SHORT FILM (Platinum Award)
  • WNY Film, Art and Music Event
    Batavia, NY
    United States
    September 23, 2017
    OFFICIAL SELECTION
  • Headline International Film Festival

    Canada
    Award of Excellence
Director Biography - Burak Aydogan

Burak Aydogan was born in the town of North Arlington, New Jersey. At the age of three, he moved to the City of Clifton, New Jersey. What got him into filmmaking was his love of practical effects. Inspired by other effects artists and production designers, Burak aims to create settings that are unique to to each film that he works on. Being a Turkish-American, Burak likes to experiment and mix the two cultures together in his work.

He studied filmmaking at Montclair State University, with his current main focus on production design and visual graphics. One unique thing about Burak is that he is an automotive enthusiast as he plans on getting a stunt driving license in the near future to perform vehicular stunts in films.

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Director Statement

I always had a special place for comedies in my heart. They were able to lift me up when I was at my lowest points in life. "A Table Discussion" is one of those films that will always hold a special place in me. What make it so special that it was my first big production that I directed with little experience in directing, and I’ll admit, I was terrified at first. With the help and guidance of my producer, Steven Lopez, "A Table Discussion" has shaped itself into a film that is unique in our time. I, along with others have high hopes that this film will please many audiences, and will have a fun time watching it as I did directing it.