When Dusty masturbates for the first time, something bad happens...
- 20 minutes, USA, 2015 -
cast & Crew
Matt Kazman - Writer/Director/Editor
Matt is a filmmaker from Toronto who lives, works and occasionally sleeps in Brooklyn. His short film Flagpole was nominated for a Student Academy Award. His independent pilot Love's a Bitch screened at the New York Television Festival and was developed into an online series for Bedrocket Media (Sleepwalk With Me). This past year, he directed a show for MTV called Middle of the Night Show and his short film Hasta La Vista screened at the Just For Laughs festival, the Austin Film Festival, and IFFBoston. His work can be found here.
Ben Altarescu - Producer
Ben has produced, directed and edited documentary, narrative and award-winning commercial projects. He was an Executive Producer on David Cross' film Hits, which premiered at Sundance in 2014. His short documentary El Porvenir premiered at the SXSW Film Festival in 2015 and was released by Victory Journal. Most recently, he has completed projects in collaboration with L'Oréal, Reebok, MTV, Condé Nast Traveler and Spotify. He is the co-founder of Bows & Arrows, a Brooklyn-based production company.
Ryan Nethery - Cinematographer
Ryan is a cinematographer and filmmaker based in Brooklyn. His recent work includes shooting for the Emmy award winning show VICE on HBO, as well as numerous programs for the VICELAND channel. His work has also been featured on The Food Network, Funny or Die, and Adult Swim. In addition, he shoots a sketch series called Good Cop Great Cop, which has screened at SXSW and the New York Television Festival. His film work has screened at IFFBoston, Austin Film Festival, LES Film Festival, and the Just For Laughs festival, among elsewhere.
Cidney Hue - Production Designer
Cidney graduated from New York University's Tisch School of the Arts for Film & Television and has experience working on over one hundred projects. She completed the 35mm filmmaking program at the Film and TV school of the Academy of the Performing Arts in Prague (FAMU), and co-directed and edited a feature documentary on the Amazon rainforest. The doc, Shark Loves the Amazon, toured nationally at college campuses and premiered at the World Sustainability Forum in Manaus to a symposium of world leaders and policy makers.
Hale Lytle - "Dusty"
Hale's film debut was starring in Craig Macneill's critically acclaimed short Henley, which screened at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival. Since then, he has starred in the short films Weasel and Fort Apache, as well as the feature film Young Bodies Heal Quickly, which premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival in 2014. He also starred in the music video for Clementine & the Galaxy's song "When the Night is Over." He lives in Richmond, Virginia.
FEATURING: Michael Barbieri | Judith Lightfoot Clarke | Daniel Haughey | Todd Henry | Jake Kitchin | Richard Price | Jack Scott
CASTING: Matthew Wulf | ASSISTANT DIRECTOR: Siena Brown | 1ST AC: Sarah Harrison | 2ND AC: Dan Lyons
CAMERA PA: Brooks Girman | GAFFER: Zach Stoltzfus | KEY GRIP: Ted Maroney | KEY GRIP: Alex Koht | GRIP: Chernoh Sesay
PRODUCTION MANAGER: Adam Peryer | SOUND MIXER: Alan Kudan | BOOM OPERATOR: Jordan Moser | SOUND ASSISTANT: Jun Sekiya
ART ASSISTANT: Kadi Tseng | HAIR & MAKEUP: Emily Nowacki | SOUND DESIGN: Arjun G. Sheth | COLORIST: Josh K. Brede
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