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Synopsis: Told in a single 12-minute shot, six 20-something friends explore where they’re at sexually and emotionally in the wake of an unexpected pregnancy.

Genre

Drama

Rated

Not Rated

Language

English

Run Time

13 minutes

Starring

Hallee Hirsh (Haley)
Ava Bogle (Eva)
Christina K. Moore (Missy)
Will Rothhaar (Phil)
Ryan Martin (Brian)
Samuel Hardie (Stan)

Directed by

Ava Bogle
Christina K. Moore

Written by

Ava Bogle
Christina K. Moore

Produced by

Greg Hirsh

Executive Producer

Samuel Hardie
Debbie Hirsh

Cinematographer

Alejandro Wilkins

Prod. Company

Take 12 Productions - www.avabogle.com

Director's Statement

This film came from a very personal place for me and my co-creator, Christina Moore. In 2013, one couple in our circle of friends discovered they were pregnant, and it felt like everything was about to change. We wanted to capture this special moment in time while we were all still together. We filmed at our friends’ North Hollywood home when Hallee was nine months pregnant and we wrote dialogue based on real conversations we’d had with one another, about sex and babies and our uncertain futures. We wanted to shoot it in a single unedited shot, to create the feeling of immediacy we loved so much from theatre, our first love. With the help of our brilliant cinematographer, Alejandro Wilkins, we achieved our vision and used the entirety of take number twelve. Thus, Take 12 Productions was born. Our film proved to be prophetic and, not long after we wrapped, our pregnant friends gave birth and moved their family from North Hollywood to North Carolina. This was, indeed, the last dinner party.

Director's Bio

Ava Bogle is a storyteller of many mediums, from film to theatre to autobiographical memoir pieces. Her previous short films Piano Fingers and The Last Dinner Party have screened internationally and won awards including, among others, the Grand Jury Prize at HollyShorts and the Audience Award at Dances with Films. As a comedian, Bogle has appeared at The Comedy Store, The Viper Room, and Flappers. Her one-woman show, The Pleasure Project, about five aliens who believe the clitoris can save humanity, premiered at Hollywood Fringe Festival and toured to Australia, New York, and San Francisco.

Awards

Lady Filmmakers Festival - United States - 2014

Best Ensemble Award (Ava Bogle, Christina K. Moore, Hallee Hirsh, Will Rothhaar, Ryan Martin, Samuel Hardie)

Lady Filmmakers Festival - United States - 2014

Best Alumni Film (Ava Bogle)

Official selection

LA Shorts Fest - United States - 2014

HollyShorts - United States - 2014

Evolution Mallorca International Film Festival - Spain - 2014

Lady Filmmakers Festival - United States - 2014

Country of Origin

United States

Production Year

2013

Official Website

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