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A Token For Your Thought

Short Film
DirectorSammy Smith
Full StoryWhen an eccentric high school teacher, Ms. Pamela Token, discusses her concern over the authenticity of contemporary art, the stage is set for a imaginative trip into the wandering thoughts of her students. In a world where fantasy and reality co-exist, Ms. Token provokes her students to determine whether the use of familiar topics and settings hinders the creation of original and imaginative work. Don't miss this brilliant short filled with music the likes of Pharcyde and Whitestarr as well as an impressive musical ode to female bodily functions!
NotesWar Story: "Only a few shots had been fired when the matte box for the camera was destroyed after smashing into a pole while changing locations. The producers were cringing inside and eager to assess the damage. Not wanting to destroy the vibe so soon in the production, someone blurted out "don't worry about it man" to the poor gaffer who just stood there, lost. Then the principal of the high school where we were shooting found a copy of the script with references to drug paraphernalia. We informed him that whatever he read was "taken out of context." Teenage girls, who were extras in the film and went to the school where the shooting was taking place, began hooking up with each other in the bathroom. We definitely thought the whole production would be shut down and that police would show up to arrest us on charges of engaging in under age pornography. Late into the night, actors(who, by the way, had no understanding of call times) almost wet themselves when the bathroom doors mysteriously became locked. With no alternative, the producers found themselves "taking care of" the school janitors. Soon thereafter, a production assistant thinking he was "cool" overdosed on marijuana! An actual overdose on marijuana! The producers then concluded their morning with a very pasty looking kid, puking large chunks of spinach artichoke dip all over the history classroom. He was taken to the emergency room at the hospital for his mommy to pick him up. As the sun rose on the production, it was apparent that the filmmakers had confronted adversity, and prevailed."
Production timeSammy Smith, Todd Kolker
Script/Written bySammy Smith
Script/Written byJeremy Balkin
Sound MixStereo
TalentKatie Maturi
TalentTakbir Bashir
TalentMatthew Fox
TalentAlyssa Lobit
TalentHolly Hoffman
TalentMichael Rebibo
TalentDanielle Dumais
TalentBill Balas
TalentPamela Rowan
TalentCisco Adler
TalentRichelle Pillard
TalentAsher Levin
TalentRebbeca Herbert
TalentChris Sung
TalentMehcad Brooks
TalentJacob Levy
Technical Specificationscolour - format unknown

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