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Celluloid Dreams

In a future where the multiplexes screen people’s dreams instead of films, a young many tries to save his grandfather’s failing independent movie theater.

CREW: Writer, Director, Sound Designer — Arun Narayanan Producer, Editor, Sound Recordist — Keaton McGruder Cinematographer, Prodn Designer, Visual Effects — Dave Dorsey Composer — Ryan O’Connell Asst. Director — Hilty Bowen Boom Operator — Charles Leisenring Sound Mixer — Jesse Rosenman

CAST: David Menich as Brad Hap Lawrence as Victor London Vale as Mystery Woman Chris Farzanrad as Private Eye

Back Story: Celluloid Dreams was made on a shoestring budget of $1000 for the 2nd semester production call in the MFA film production program at the School of Cinematic Arts at USC.  It was shot in and around Los Angeles, with locations including the  American Cinematheque Aero Theatre in Santa Monica and Quentin Tarantino’s New Beverly Cinema in Hollywood.