Leave Keys In Car
Director: Tessa Blake
Producers: Stasia Droze, Jim Jost, Torry Tokuafu
Writers: Tessa Blake & Iam Williams
Cinematographer: Topher Osborn
Editor: Dave Anderson
Production Designer: Mathias Wessinger
Synopsis: An action/comedy short about a mismatched couple on a therapist-mandated vacation to Hawaii who pick up the wrong rental car and suddenly find themselves in the middle of a bungled kidnapping, on the run from the bad guys and happier than they've ever been.
Saturday, September 28th 6:00 p.m.
Web Site: https://www.facebook.com/LeaveKeysInCar
Tessa Blake is a writer and director working in film, television, and theater. Tessa’s documentary feature film, Five Wives, Three Secretaries and Me, premiered at SXSW and was selected by the Academy as an Outstanding Contemporary Documentary. Her second film Project ALS won the Media That Matters award at the Human Rights Film Festival and won best shot at Nantucket Film Festival. This year she released SUSAN, a documentary about women returning home from prison, and directed a short action-comedy filmed in Hawaii. She and her husband are a writing team for film and television and have worked for ABC, NBC, FOX and Warner Brothers. Tessa also is a columnist for the Huffington Post where she writes about women, parenting and politics (and occasionally, sports). Ian Williams was co-author of the non-fiction bestseller “13th Gen: Abort, Retry, Ignore, Fail” (Random House) & “Next: Young American Writers on the New Generation” (W.W. Norton), and spent some time as spokesperson for his generation. He has written cover stories for The Washington Post Magazine, and his work has been featured in The New York Times, Newsweek, and The Atlantic Monthly. He has shared the sofa on “The Oprah Winfrey Show” and was profiled on CNN. Ian and Tessa have both had plays and monologues produced in New York, Los Angeles and North Carolina, have both written for Slate and Salon and are both graduates from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where Tessa was a Morehead Scholar. Jim Jost has over a decade of experience as a camera assistant in the film industry and full time credits on “Hawaii 5-0,” “Numb3rs,” and “Alias,” among others, “Leave Keys in Car” is Jim’s inaugural role as cinematographer & producer. Most recently, he operated “A” camera on “The Bungler’s,” the 2012 Recipient of the Platinum Award for Cinematography at the 45th WorldFest Houston International Film Festival.