Director: Elizabeth Guest
Producer: Elizabeth Guest, Pamela Guest
Writer: Elizabeth Guest
Cinematographer: Carmen Emmi
Editor: Arielle Zakowski
Synopsis: Lydia, an every-girl, has too many dates and too many parents. It's a problem...A couple years out of college Lydia is still living at home with her two Dads, Rick and Fred. Her mother Stella, as well as Fred’s ex-wife Cheryl, both live within walking distance, thus the four 'parents’ are often under one roof. Lydia’s four parents, despite the strange circumstances, all love each other very much. She begins attending Love Addicts Anonymous meetings where we discover that Lydia is ‘seeing’ more than one person.
Screening Time: 2:15 pm
Sunday September 25th, 2016
Director Elizabeth Guest: Elizabeth was born while on a film set in Eugene, Oregon and thus, quite literally, into the acting profession. In elementary school she auditioned alongside many other children in Los Angeles to be part of Steve Allen's "A Christmas Carol," playing a street urchin as her first professional role. After singing a lone verse of 'Happy Birthday,' she was cast immediately. She started studying then at a very young age at the Lee Strasberg Theatrical Institute. Numerous school plays followed her five years at Strasberg. Throughout high school she studied improv and performed weekly at Second City. Upright Citizens Brigade (UCB) is her improv home now where she performs (with Ryan Barton) their acclaimed performance piece, "Dumped" and with her popular all-girl troupe "Fresh Hell." She played guitar and sang in an all-girl rock band during high school and continues to sing and write her own songs, music being one of her many interests. Upon graduation from high school, she was accepted into the highly selective BFA acting program at the University of Southern California, and after a year decided to switch her major to Cinema to learn something new -- filmmaking. She made multiple short films during this time, starring in many shorts as well as writing and directing her own. During her college years, she was cast in a three episode arc as David Duchovny's student on "Californication" earning her SAG card. She also starred in the short film "Nothing" directed by respected visual artist, Tracey Snelling, which was selected to screen as part of the 'Acting the Part' program in the 55th San Francisco International Film Festival and in festivals all over the world. During her final year at USC she wrote her second feature that made it into the final round for the Sundance Screenwriting Lab 2013. A recent project "Kill Her, Not Me" found her playing her first leading role in a feature, followed by roles in "Real Rob" and "The Mentalist." "Guest Appearances" is her first effort as writer, director, producer and star.