Vinny's Girl

In an alternate era, Vinny, an awkward dreamer, falls deeply in love with the voice behind a particular album. Now he must go to extreme lengths to rid himself from reality and continue collecting his dream girl.

  • Harrison Houde
    I Dare You, The Samaritan
  • Zachary Gulka
  • Harrison Houde
    I Dare You, Scattered, The Samaritan
  • Zachary Gulka
    I Dare You
  • Phil Planta
    Hecatomb, Beyond Redemption, Cadence, The Samaritan
  • Zachary Gulka
    Key Cast
    Ghost Wars, Supernatural, Story of a Girl, Frequency
  • Emily Tennant
    Key Cast
    Dirk Gently, Supernatural, Motive, Mr Young, Juno, Cedar Cove, Legends of Tomorrow
  • Harrison Houde
    Key Cast
    iZombie, Rogue, Summer of 84, Some Assembly Required, Finding Stuff Out, I Dare You, Diary of a Wimpy Kid
  • Harrison Houde
  • Wai Sun Cheng
    Executive Producer
  • Wai Sun Cheng
    Blade Runner 2049, Fate of the Furious
  • Angelica Perez Anzures
    Wrecker, Not That Beautiful, El Noche del Pirata
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  • Genres:
    comedy, thriller, dark comedy, black comedy
  • Runtime:
    9 minutes 29 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    January 15, 2018
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    RED Scarlet
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  • Downtown Urban Arts Festival NYC (DUAF)
    New York City
    United States
    May 18, 2019
    USA Premiere
    Official Selection
Director Biography - Harrison Houde

Harrison Houde has been involved with music and film since he was 4 years old, improvising scenes and character, as well as preparing performances with his older sister Kaylee. He plays piano, drums, various synths, and electronic instruments, not to mention he aspires to continue using these talents in an acting and producing career. Harrison at the ripe age of 19 recently begun his producing and directing career, has started a production company Houde Entertainment Inc. developing various projects he has a passion for. He has over 15,000 subscribers on his YouTube channel and in only a few years his films have premiered at festival de Cannes with Telefilm Canada's Not Short on Talent, TIFF Kids, Toronto Shorts International Film Festival, California's Independent Film Festival, IndiFest, Broad Humor and more.
“I believe in myself, being young and ambitious. Surrounding myself with other like-minded humans makes wonderful friendships, and certainly connects a great sense of community between us. I am very privileged to be surrounded by people who share the same goal of creating something of a certain quality, and who understand how to come together to finish and share the vision I am hungry to share.”

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Director Statement

Vinny's Girl is just scratching the surface on a specific stylized type of film and character acting that I want to push farther in my filmmaking. I have a passion for comedy, and thrillers, specifically coming of age films, and crossing genres. Vinny's Girl sparked inspiration from me to take the synthwave genre of music and take the visual aesthetic of the music into the film. I had an incredible team and the perfect cast to help put that vision together. Zachary and I have been trying to create this film for two years, on set we we're overwhelmed and we cried tears of joy when we wrapped. I think we both knew we had something special with Vinny's Girl whether this film has any success, it has a special place in my heart and has helped me to grow as a director, producer, actor, and showed me a process of filmmaking I never knew possible. Set in a dystopian, alternate era, this film has taken me, and opened me up to a clear path of the world and genre of films I want to keep creating.