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Big Break, The
Directed by
Philip Andelman

France / 2018 / 13

East Coast Premiere

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SHORTS: Comedy.

Ted has been diligently working at Pellington Pharmaceuticals for twenty years. He does everything by the books, is a good father and loving husband but somehow just can't seem to get ahead. He’s been gunning for the same promotion for ten years, watching everyone pass right by him. His co-worker Stephen has twice the ambition, five times the killer instinct, and no morals about getting ahead. Over time, Ted discovers there may be a dark secret to the company he has pledged his life to, and struggles to make sense of what the right choices in life may be. Soon, a chance arises for him to succeed in an unexpected yet heroic way but will this just be another missed opportunity?
Philip Andelman has directed over a hundred music videos and commercials for Beyoncé, Taylor Swift, Major Lazer, Adidas, Samsung, and many more. This is his first narrative short film.
Cast/Featuring: Paul Lieberstein, Justin Bartha, Mandy Moore
Executive Producer(s): Josh Goldstein, Alana Hearn, Peter Williams
Producer(s): Joe Masi
Director(s): Philip Andelman
Screenwriter(s): Ian Roumain and Philip Andelman
Cinematographer(s): Ben Kutchins
Editor(s): Holle Singer
Production Designer(s): Charles Infante
Composer(s)/Music: David Baron
Sound Designer(s): Col Anderson
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