Private Project

Ticketed

Jackie, a small-town beat cop, longs for a life of action and excitement. When an old man, a stolen lotto ticket, and a group of thieves finally provide the opportunity, she questions just what it is she wants.

  • Shantal Freedman
    Director
    A Strange Day in July, The Pearl Whale, The Child
  • Andrew Freedman
    Writer
    A Strange Day in July, The Pearl Whale
  • Gleb Kiselov
    Producer
    War of 2 Men, Fault, Sandbox
  • Sharni Vinson
    Key Cast
    Step Up 3D, Dragonblade, Blue Crush 2, You're Next, Home and Away
  • Frank Birney
    Supporting Cast
    Jennifer 8, Boston Legal, Practice, Key and Peele, Critters, Mr. Mom
  • Mandell Fraizer
    Supporting Cast
    Tyler Perry's If Loving You Is Wrong, Millionaire Matchmaker, Beverly Hills Pawn, Basketball Wives LA
  • Patrick Cohen
    Supporting Cast
    Raving Maniacs, Feeding the Masses, Fighting Fish
  • Kila Packett
    Supporting Cast
    Hawaii Five-0
  • Dave Wilder
    Supporting Cast
    Minutesworth
  • Ernie Charles
    Supporting Cast
  • Phil Biedron
    Supporting Cast
  • Project Type:
    Short, Student, Other
  • Runtime:
    15 minutes 36 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    February 20, 2015
  • Production Budget:
    35,887 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    RED
  • Aspect Ratio:
    2.4:1
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    Yes
  • Cannes Internation Film Festival
    Cannes, France
    May 13, 2015
Director Biography - Shantal Freedman

Shantal started making films since she entered the 9th grade. For almost a decade she has received several awards, recognition, and press online, in print, and on TV for her films and music videos. Her films have been distributed and screened and pleased crowds across America and internationally.

Her first project was a professionally made music video, “Now I See The Light”, for a band that had a spotlight in Rolling Stone magazine. She was 14 years old. Her next professionally produced film was “The Child”, a music video with a narrative. When it was completed at the age of 16, she put together a red carpet even at a major theater in San Diego and screened her film as well as showcased other short films by her friends and mentors. Shantal brought 200 people to this event. She went as far as getting herself interviewed in the local newspapers and TV station to help promote the screening.

Shantal directed “A Strange Day in July” which received a plethora of awards and recognition for the acting, directing, writing, and music. The star of the film, Dawson Dunbar, received a Young Artist Award for his acting in the film. His co-star, Eliza Faria, was nominated for her acting in “A Strange Day in July” by the Young Artist Awards. This film has received a distribution deal as well.

As a kind gesture, Shantal volunteered to produce promotional films for her high school for their annual fundraising event, five years in a row. After each film that was made, donors and new students said they came to the school after seeing one of her films.

After finishing school at the top of her class she already had a portfolio of 35+ films working with exceptionally talented actors, cinematographers and animators. She lives for the excitement and unexpected challenges that come with directing, however, Shantal is also a highly skilled editor and excels at the difficult skill of communicating with composers and musicians, clearly articulating what needs to come out of the score to take a film to it’s highest potential. Shantal is currently working in Los Angeles and plans to inspire audiences all over the world with exciting, entertaining, and meaningful films. She is currently working in casting for shows on ABC, NBC, Disney, and Showtime.

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Director Statement

One of my greatest role models growing up is Mulan. Throughout her story she pretends to be a man to accomplish her goals but in the end, she triumphs not in spite of the fact that she is a woman, but because of it. Like Mulan, I want to accomplish my goals and receive equal respect without pretending to be a man.

Female characters in film should be given the same range that men are given as multifaceted complex people. However, women generally fall into one of three categories: needing to be saved, used for male gratification, or is presumed to be one of the guys. Because of this, I collaborated with the writer, Andrew Freedman to create this story.

“Ticketed” is about a woman, not a cliché, not a stereotype. She is a woman who thinks and lives and solves her own problems. She is a woman with much complexity.

The character we created dreams of a more exciting life where she can bust a bunch of bad guys like the cops on TV, but when she gets that opportunity, the people she cares about the most are put in danger. She realizes that this exciting life isn’t that wonderful after all because the grass on the other side isn’t always greener. I too, have hopes and dreams of a more exciting life, but I can’t forget about all the wonderful moments in my life. If we can appreciate our lives the way it is, no matter how hard it gets, then we can appreciate what we have now and not just dream of a better tomorrow.