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Cruel and Unusual Therapy (Short Film)
Seeing a therapist is hard. Breaking up with one...is harder. Starring Gina Marie Rodriguez and Jennings Brower Written & Directed by Gina Marie Rodriguez DP: John Marean Production Design: Francesca Rizzo Editor: William Drummer Music: Justin Rosin 1st AD: Debra Markowitz ADR Recordist/Sound Mixer/Boom Operator: William Drummer Script Consultant/Performance Coach: Francesca Rizzo Production Assistants: Stacy Ignacio and Steven Hayet Hair Stylist: Elise Rosa Makeup Artist: Kathryn Anderson Original Song "Love Sick" written by Kim Boyko and performed by Kim Boyko and John Mansfield Awards: Best Comedy (Short Film) - Brightside Tavern Shorts Film Festival Nominations: Best Director - Comedy (Short) - Brightside Tavern Shorts Film Festival Best Actress - Comedy (Short) - Brightside Tavern Shorts Film Festival Best NJ Comedy (Short) - Brightside Tavern Shorts Film Festival
Cruel and Unusual Therapy TOO
Lianne Martinez is in therapy, struggling with erotic transference - an attraction to her therapist. Well, Liane WAS in therapy until her therapist ended treatment, sending her on a wild goose chase to find a therapist who won't drag her mind into the gutter. All from the comfort of her couch, courtesy of a worldwide pandemic and the virtual world of telehealth. If you'd like to see the film's predecessor, click the link below! Cruel and Unusual Therapy (The OG) - https://youtu.be/w-VB__6xTQE This film was completed in partial fulfillment of the requirements for “NYU - Yellowbrick Film & TV Industry Essentials Course."
Happy Hour (Full Film)
Directed by Gina Marie Rodriguez Starring Gina Marie Rodriguez and J. Michael Polisano This is a short film that I wrote and directed with the help of a great group of people. It is about an unhappy pair of people who may be each other's answer to loneliness despite the uncomfortable situation in which they meet. I hope you enjoy watching it as much as I enjoyed making it!
Frame of Reference
"Love... It's not always black and white." Classic film and misperceptions come together as a broken-hearted woman and her best friend review her latest relationship through very different eyes. Written by Steven Hayet and Gina Marie Rodriguez Directed by Ian J. Keeney A Rose and Pearl Films Production