Let us tell you about the birds and the bees, and the flowers and the trees, and the…Monkeys and the Elephants? Our short film revolves around three characters: Orson, Greg, and Jane. The story follows Greg on his date with Jane as he recounts an awkward interaction with their gay friend, Orson. As the date progresses, Greg learns a little bit about pursuit, refusal, and “a thing called love.” "The Monkeys and the Elephants" is a short comedy exploring the nature of relationships, and the interplay between members of different genders and sexual orientations.
Who we are
For your viewing pleasure, we have put together a phenomenal cast and crew to collaborate on “The Monkeys and the Elephants.” Our talented team is made up of recent graduates from Loyola University Chicago, and graduate students from DePaul University. We have an incredibly motivated, passionate group of filmmakers and actors working tirelessly to make this film the best it can be.
CAST AND CREW
JANE: Erica Pezza
GREG: Josh Bartlett
ORSON: Gene Leonard
-Director: Joseph Murphy
-Producer: Daria Taylor
-Director of Photography: Eric Liberacki
-1st AC: Nick Silva
-Sound Mixer: Travis Duffield
-Production Designer/Editor: Sara Villecco
-Gaffer: Eddie Avinashi
-Story By: Jay Taylor
Where will your money be allocated?
As student filmmakers, we often face the difficult situation of having bigger goals than wallets. As a result, we have come to you. Because we appreciate you, and because we respect every cent of your donation, we would like to break down the budget for you:
Money will be strategically stretched over the following categories:
-Meals for the cast and crew during three full days of principal photography
-Props for our location (Orson’s apartment)
-Wardrobe for the talent
-Transporting large film equipment to and from the set
Why should you donate? Why this particular project?
We love film, and we want you to love and enjoy it as much as we love making it for you. As cast and crew on “The Monkeys and the Elephants,” we believe in the amazing potential of this film, in our ability to execute it, and in your ability to make it possible for us to do what we love.
We will work until we make a film we are proud of, and make you proud of us.
That's a wrap, everyone! Check out "The Monkeys and the Elephants" teaser trailer!
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