Synopsis: A compliment gone wrong that asks the right questions.
Starring: Jacob Orta, Juan Ysaguirre
Crew: Richard Lopez (Cinematographer), James Myles (Sound Recordist), Enrique Calzada (Sound Mixer), Aj McCabe (Exec Producer), John Hernandez (Assoc. Producer), Justine Peters (Poster/Wardrobe), Karlos Reginald (Editor), and Juan Ysaguirre (Writer/Director)
2020 Phoenix Film Fest Official Selection
2020 Phoenix Film Fest Winner - Donor's Choice - Best Short Film
Johnny Skinner's sci-fi short film "Silly Simon" is making noise on the 2021 film festival circuit. I'm happy to be one of the film's Executive Producers. Skinner's 10 minute film won "Best Short" at the 2021 Midwest Weird Fest in Wisconsin.
Currently "Silly Simon" is about to premiere in Texas at the 2021 Austin After Dark Film Festival in May. Our lead actress was also nominated for her performance.
In January 2020, I drove to New Mexico to audition with Jo Edna Boldin for an Indigenous Casting Call for actors. I chose the "Love vs. Hate" monologue from "Do The Right Thing."
While at the Airbnb that night, I made 3 songs on my iPhone X while watching Willy Wonka (Gene Wilder) and eating Burger King.
I released the EP, "New Mexico" a week later. One of the 3 songs on the project is titled, "Black Light, Orange Hoodie" after the nightclub scene in Uncut Gems.
Six weeks later, the pandemic hit.
During quarantine, the City of Tempe held a music contest for their "Tempe Playlist" competition. The winners would get their music played on the City of Tempe's Orbit public transportation system.
The City of Tempe selected "Black Light, Orange Hoodie"