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Directed by
John Fortson

USA / 2016 / 19:24

New York Premiere

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Maggie must find the courage to own up to her behavior when she wakes up to find that every adult has received a YELP-like star rating floating above their head. While most everyone has a shining 4 or 5 STAR rating, Maggie has a 2.5!
John Fortson is an award-winning, Los Angeles-based director, writer, making his directorial debut with Rated. He recently finished writing the feature version of Rated, which he will also direct.

Fortson started his career as an actor on stage and in many indie and studio movies, TV shows and commercials, while always writing and keeping a close eye on his directors.

Fortson also coaches actors, including Christie Lynn Smith (Justified, The Crazies), and his daughter Abby Ryder Fortson (Ant-Man, HBO's Togetherness), who both star in this film and which has resulted in Fortson working side by side with some of the best directors in the industry, including Mark Romanek, The Duplass Brothers and Peyton Reed, to name a few.

Cast/Featuring: Christie Lynn Smith, John Fortson, Abby Ryder Fortson, Deepti Gupta, Ayman Samman, Bronwen Bonner-Davies, Patrick Daniel, Kate Morgan Chadwick, Joann Krekorian, Joshua Fortson
Executive Producer(s): John Fortson, Christie Lynn Smith
Producer(s): John Fortson, BD Gunnell, Lindsay Lanzillotta, Heath Ryan, Christie Lynn Smith, Andrew Troy
Director(s): John Fortson
Screenwriter(s): John Fortson, Christie Lynn Smith
Cinematographer(s): Olivia Kuan
Editor(s): Heath Ryan
Composer(s)/Music: Ed Alton (Instrumental music), Bobby Moynahan (Original Song performed by his band Ballerina Black)
Sound Designer(s): Andrew Troy
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