BLACK SWELL (2016)



A man tries to kill himself in a motel room. (9 min)



WINNER: Hamptons Film Festival, Suffolk County Next Exposure Award, 2016




PRESS

Slate // Short of the Week // Director's Notes // Film School Rejects





CREDITS

Directed by Jake Honig
Starring Richard Kind (A Serious Man, Curb Your Enthusiasm) & David Rysdahl
Written by David Rysdahl

Producers: Joseph J. DePasquale, David Rysdahl, Jake Honig
Co-Producers: Roxy Kurta, Jake Ladehoff. Matt Morgan
Executive Producer: Josh Senior

Cinematographer: Conor Murphy
Production Designer: Zack Block
Sound Design: Bobb Barito
Colorist: Alan Gordon

Assistant Director: Allison Egdahl
Sound Mixer: Max Mellman
Art Director: Brian Broderick
Hair & Makeup: L. Bates Jaffe

Assistant Camera: Matt Morgan
Gaffer: Joseph J. DePasquale
Key Grip: Ahad Mahmood

Music: Mutant

Produced by YACHT CLUB FILMS and SENIOR POST




Poster designed by Sarah Lammer


PAST SCREENINGS

Slamdance Film Festival -- Park City, UT
Hamptons International Film Festival -- East Hampton, NY
Palm Springs International Shortfest -- Palm Springs, CA
Sarasota Film Festival -- Sarasota, FL
Florida Film Festival -- Orlando, FL
DC Shorts Fest -- Washington, DC
Tallgrass Film Festival -- Wichita, KS
San Diego International Film Festival -- San Diego, CA
deadCENTER Film Festival -- Oklahoma City, OK
Crossroads Film Festival -- Jackson MS
Literally Short Film Festival -- Houston, TX
San Jose Short Film Festival -- San Jose, CA
Underexposed Film Festival -- Rock Hill, SC


REVIEWS

"The [Florida Film Festival] program saves the best for last. Black Swell (4 stars), starring the incomparable Richard Kind, again looks at death, but in a moralistic, almost poetic way." - Orlando Weekly (Cameron Meier)

"A film focused on point-of-view and missed connections, Jake Honig’s Black Swell is a tense drama set to leave viewers reeling at its gut-punch conclusion."
- Short of the Week (Rob Munday)

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