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Trust Me, I’m a Lifeguard (2015 SS Fest Entry)

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COMEDY) Trust Me, I’m a Lifeguard is a bro-mantic comedy about two lifeguards who when confronted with the end of summer are forced to make adult decisions such as: What is the meaning of life? What makes a good speedo? And are those clams safe to eat?

(Awards: Multiple Festivals “Official Selection” including 2014 Tribeca Film Festival, HollyShorts Film Festival, Orlando Film Festival, Fort Lauderdale Film Festival and more)

Director: Tony Glazer
Writers: Tyler Hollinger & Christian Keiber
Producers: Bryce C. Campbell; Bree Michael Warner
Assoc. Producer: Donna McKenna
Line Producer: Summer Crockett Moore
Exec. Producers: Tyler Hollinger & Christian Keiber
Composer: Andrew Markus
Cinematographer: Adrian Correla
Editor: Phyllis Housen
Casting Director: Donna McKenna
Production Designer: Kory Diskin

Tyler Hollinger – Sam
Christian Keiber – Murphy
Bree Michael Warner – Gwen
Katie Henney – Sandy
Summer Crockett Moore – Margaret
Brett Azar – Stratos
Robert John Keiber – Jerry
Michael Richey – Mr. Fitzgerald
Brooke Hoover – Smitty
Mi Ankin – Metis
Sam Calagione – Fido
Molly Gray – Hera
Grier Calagione – Athena
Elizabeth DeGennaro – Beach Dancer
Rebecca Sundstrom – Wedding Guest

After many, many summers working as a lifeguard “Trust Me, I’m a Lifeguard” was culled together from a summer of misadventures, spending too much time in the sun, and being afraid of dolphins.

Interesting stories about the making of the film:
At first, we wanted to get an animatronic dolphin like in “Jaws”, but realized it was going to cost way too much. So instead for the final shot, I made dolphin noises off screen as Christian Keiber (Murphy) reacted to getting attacked by the dolphin. Thankfully, my dolphin noise re-creation was so good it fueled Christian with what he needed to act accordingly.
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