In a cafe somewhere, a solitary screenwriter battles frustration and self-doubt while trying to craft the best scene between a couple at dinner that she can; and we watch the characters she creates stop, re-start, and gradually revise their way towards a dramatically-juicy scene.

USA, color, runtime 10 mins.

***OFFICIAL SELECTION***
Alameda International Film Festival
*Austin Comedy Short Film Festival
Borrego Springs Film Festival
Iron Mule Short Comedy Film Festival
New Haven International Film Festival

*WINNER – Best Romantic Comedy

Starring
Holly Bittinger as “Pamela”
MacLeod Andrews as “David”
and Jenaha McLearn as “A Writer”

Art Director * Editor * Writer * Producer * Director
NICHOLAS THURKETTLE

Cinematographer * Color Correction * Post-Production Supervisor
J. VAN AUKEN

Production Sound Mixer * Boom Operator * Original Music
DARREN T. LODWICK

Post-Production Sound Mixer * Sound Editor
CRAIG GOOD

Script Supervisor * Makeup Assistant
JENAHA MCLEARN

Makeup/Hair * Art PA
NIKKI NINA NGUYEN

Production Assistant – Camera Dept. & Art Dept.
ELIZABETH SUZANNE

Special thanks to SAG-AFTRA
Filmed on location in Garden Grove and Costa Mesa, CA * Shot on RED, edited on Adobe

“The Dinner Scene” premiered at the 9th Annual Alameda International Film Festival in the San Francisco Bay Area, and will be seen at festivals around North America autumn 2017 – summer 2018. Follow @NThurkettle for news about upcoming screenings.

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