Adrift and removed from reality, a photographer discovers she has the editing tools to reroute her life.
Photographer Dani struggles professionally and personally as the lines between reality and imagination blur. On the eve of a cornerstone birthday, her well-meaning friends and family bombard her with a series of dating app gift cards, leaving Dani in a state of utter shock and despair. Reluctantly, she sets out on a journey ignited by the events of the infamous dinner party and tries to pull the pieces together as she discovers the tools to develop her unactualized life.
With elements of imagination, music, and movement – this piece takes us on Dani’s journey of self- discovery in a non-linear, playful way.
DARYL GETMAN - WRITER / DIRECTOR - Through the lens - creator, director, and photographer - Daryl Getman seeks to tell universal stories about women coming into their own strength, beauty and awareness. Her storytelling devices rely on imagery, emotion and connection – often capturing moments that shape lives, no matter how transient or long over due. She strives to empower women in the recognition of self through her work. As a versatile theatre professional, she has worked for many years in the Broadway community as an actor and dancer, and has since found herself on the creative team for many productions from stage concerts and musicals to film. A few highlights include working on productions at Carnegie Hall, ABC television, PBS, and Disney Theatrical, with performers such as Dick Van Dyke, Robert Redford, Kate Winslet, and Jane Seymour.
AUSTIN MILLER - WRITER / PRODUCER - Austin has been a storyteller in every facet of his existence for as long as he has existed. Raised on a ranch with a huge family nurtured his curiosity about people he doesn’t know or understand and how he can connect with their stories. Austin believes there is a narrative in every choice we make, in every tradition we honor, in our dreams and our failings. Austin doesn't like to toot his own horn but has cultivated a highly visible acting career by doing things like falling in love with a chubby teenage girl (Hairspray), tap dancing on a giant dime (42nd Street)and being the world’s oldest high school bully on daytime TV (Days of Our Lives).
LISA DONMALL-REEVE - PRODUCER - is a Brit living in LA. Lisa migrated from a successful and extensive career in theatre, which armed her with all the essential cross transferable skills for producing. Lisa’s dreams to become a producer were realized in 2016 when she launched LDR Creative LLC, a company that offers new works, in all creative genres, an opportunity to shine. Her company’s first film 'Early Mourning' was screened at over 20 film festivals, won 5 awards and had 6 nominations including the Audience Award at the Soho International Film Festival 2017 in NYC, Best Short at Barrage Springs Film festival 2018 and Best of Fest, Producers Choice, at Idyllwild International Festival of Cinema, 2018. Lisa went on to producer several other short films including 'Free', now available on Amazon Prime, as well as feature length documentary;'Uprooted- The Journey of Jazz dance' which had its world premiere at Lincoln Center’s Dance on Camera Film Festival, winning the Best of Fest Feature Award. She is a true collaborator with a passion for storytelling.
ALEX LACAMOIRE - COMPOSER - is a three-time Tony and three-time Grammy winner for his work on the Broadway musicalsHamilton, Dear Evan Hansen, and In The Heights. His film credits include The Greatest Showman (Executive Music Producer) andIncredibles 2 (Arranger/Orchestrator). As Music Director, Arranger and/or Orchestrator on B’way: Annie (2011 B’way revival); Bring It On; The People In The Picture; 9 to 5 (Drama Desk and Grammy noms.); Legally Blonde; High Fidelity; Wicked. Other credits: Bat Boy: The Musical; Godspell (2001 National Tour), orchestrations for The Rockets and the Oscars. He is an Emmy-nominated composer for Sesame Street.
AL BLACKSTONE - CHOREOGRAPHER - is a New York City based director, choreographer, and educator and the recipient of the 2011 Capezio A.C.E. Award for Choreographic Excellence. Dance Magazine has called his work “sweet, silly, sly... infectious.” While working mostly in musical theater, his passion for contemporary and jazz dance enrich his unique approach to storytelling. Most recent projects include Newsies at the Maltz Jupiter Theater (Carbonell Award for Best Choreography),American Dance Spectacular! (Northeast Tour) and the world premiere Off-Broadway musical The View Upstairs. Though well known for his witty and emotional work on the hit TV show So You Think You Can Dance(seasons 12-14) Al is perhaps best known for his original narrative style that blends dance and his own brand of theatrical storytelling. He is currently on faculty at the Broadway Dance Center and Steps on Broadway in NYC, and hosts a monthly charity dance party in Brooklyn called Sole Therapy. Al tours with JUMP Dance Convention and loves coffee, disco, and old-fashioned jukeboxes. He is ever grateful for any opportunity to bring people together. www.alblackstone.net
MATT SIMPKINS - DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY - is the co- founder of On The Rocks Films, a NYC based production company, and currently serves as Creative Director and the Resident Director of Photography. Matt has been the director of photography for over a dozen films including the award winning short Early Mourning (nominated for Best Cinematography from the 2018 Idylwild Festival of Cinema) and the upcomingTransmission: Roots to Branches (feature documentary), both produced by LDR Creative. Recently, Matt screened his directorial debut Second String Guests (featurette) at multiple film festivals across the country. Beyond cinema work, Matt has owned his own photography business for over a decade specializing in landscapes, luxury interiors and portraits.
VIBECKE DAHLE - ASSOCIATE PRODUCER - Vibecke loves telling stories with every project she is involved in. She is excited to be part of this great creative team of Double Exposure. Vibecke is also a photographer, choreographer and teacher with wide background in musical theater in the US and in Europe. She is currently Executive producer on the documentary on Jazz dance, Transmission on Jazz roots to branches.
ANTHONY CHRISTIAN DANIEL - CASTING DIRECTOR - is a New York City based Director / Casting Director. Most recently, he made his New York City directorial debut with the sold-out return production of Jason Robert Brown's Songs for a New World. His production of Sister Act at the Mac-Haydn Theatre was a Berkshire Theatre Award Nominee for Most Outstanding Musical Production. He has served as the Associate Director on the National Tour of CHEERS! Live on Stage, as well as the Broadway-bound Chasing Rainbows: The Road to Oz. He has also served as Associate Director on productions of Mary Poppins featuring Tony Nominee Christiane Noll and the new American Premiere of Cameron Mackintosh's The Witches of Eastwick, featuring Emmy Award Winner Sally Struthers. As a performer, Anthony has toured the globe in productions of Disney's Mary Poppins, Fiddler on the Roof, Grease, and was an original cast member of the World Premiere production of Disney's High School Musical. His regional credits include performing at theatres such as the St. Louis MUNY, Riverside Theatre, Pittsburgh CLO, North Shore Music Theatre, Atlanta TOTS, among others. Anthony serves as the resident Casting Director for Ogunquit Playhouse, is on Faculty at The Growing Studio in NYC and is the Founder/Director of the Audition Success Coaching Workshops. www.anthonycdaniel.com
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KRYSTA RODRIGUEZ will next be seen starring with Matthew Broderick in the upcoming Netflix series “Daybreak”.
Rodriguez most recently seen in the world premiere of Theresa Rebeck’s newest play Seared this summer at the Williamstown Theater Festival. Krysta played “Anita” at the National Symphony production of West Side Story at The Kennedy Center. Prior to that Rodriguez starred in Theresa Rebeck’s newest play What We’re Up Against Off-Broadway opposite Skyler Astin. On television, Rodriguez was most recently seen opposite John Lithgow on the Warner Brothers Television and NBC multi-cam series “Trial & Error”. She was a standout in the Hollywood Bowl production of A Chorus Line, in which the Hollywood Reporter singled her out as the “Broadway pro whose delivery is so powerful she easily fills the cavernous Bowl, leading the cast to a cathartic crescendo that left the crowd enraptured”.
On Television, Rodriguez is best known from her scene-stealing turn on the second season of NBC’s “Smash” as fan-favorite ‘Ana Vargas’. Her other television credits include recurring roles on “Younger,” “Married,” “Gossip Girl” and the 2011 FBC pilot “Iceland” opposite Zach Gilford. Rodriguez also recurred on the last season of “Quantico” as power-woman ‘Maxine’, and had memorable recurring arcs on “Chasing Life” on ABC Family and NBC’s “The Mysteries of Laura”.
On Broadway, Rodriguez was last seen co-starring in the critically acclaimed revival of Spring Awakening and headlined the original Broadway cast of First Date opposite Zachary Levi Her extensive Broadway credits include original companies of The Addams Family, In the Heights, Spring Awakening, A Chorus Line (Revival) and Good Vibrations.
Film credits include The Virginity Hit, Wishin’ and Hopin’ and My Bakery in Brooklyn opposite Aimee Teegarden.
CHARL BROWN was nominated for a *Tony Award for the roll of Smokey Robinson in Motown: The Musical & reprised this roll opening the West End Production. Other Credits: Jersey Boys Broadway, Las Vegas (Hal Miller) Sister Act Broadway (Officer Eddie Souther, TJ U/S Ensemble) Hair (Hud) European Tour, The Who’s Tommy (Captain Walker) Denver Center Theater, Ever After *World Premiere (Captain Laurent) Papermill Playhouse
TV: Madam Secretary, Brittain's Got Talent, America's Got Talent, Macy's 85th & 87th Thanksgiving Day Parade, 63rd Annual Tony Awards, A Capitol 4th 2013
Currently Charl is touring North America with his Group; The Doowop Project. Proud Graduate of the University of Southern California School of Dramatic Arts
AMBER OWENS is thrilled to be a part of the beautiful project that is Double Exposure. She is a New York based actor currently performing on Broadway in Aladdin. Other film work includes Kathryn Bigelow’s Detroit and on television she has appeared on “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”, “The Blacklist”, “Law & Order: SVU” and “Younger”.
Other theater credits include Mary Poppins (Broadway Company), five years as a Radio City Rockette and Monty Python’s Spamalot (Las Vegas Company) to name a few.
One of her guiding tenets: “Gratitude...always.”
SAM STRASFELD: Broadway: Kiss Me Kate, (Roundabout Theatre Company). Other TV/Film: Eloise at the Plaza, (ABC/Kevin Lima). Previous Broadway credits include Mary Poppins, Scandalous, Annie, An American in Paris, Miss Saigon, and last season’s revival of Carousel. Other US credits include The Most Happy Fella (ENCORES!), Follies (Kennedy Center and Ahmanson Theatre), national tours of Jersey Boys and Mary Poppins, as well as Harry Houdini in Ragtime (Milwaukee Rep), and Cornelius Hackl in Hello, Dolly! (Cape Playhouse). In Canada, Sam spent 4 seasons as a member of the Shaw Festival and 3 seasons at the Stratford Shakespeare Festival, where he performed in productions of Fiddler on the Roof, The Three Musketeers, My Fair Lady, The Threepenny Opera, On The Twentieth Century, Three Sisters, Pal Joey, Journey’s End, Gypsy, Floyd Collins, High Society, Design For Living, and Cabaret. He also appeared in the Canadian premiere of We Will Rock You (Mirvish) and in London’s West End in Peggy Sue Got Married. @samstrasfeld
VAN HUGHES is an actor, multi-intrumentalist, and composer. Film: Sex And The City: The Movie and SATC 2, Tenure, Rachel Getting Married. TV: “Royal Pains,” “Chibila” on Nick Jr., “Law & Order: SVU & Criminal Intent,” “Six Degrees,” “One Life To Live.” BROADWAY: Deaf West's Spring Awakening, Green Day's American Idiot, 9 to 5, and Hairspray. As a composer, Van has scored the films Sequence Break and Space Clown. He also co-authored the musical Burn All Night (ART) with his band Teen Commandments. B.A. in Theatre from Fordham University.
NICHOLAS RODRIGUEZ-Broadway: Tarzan. National Tour: The Sound of Music (Captain von Trapp). Off Broadway: Toxic Avenger, Almost Heaven, Colette Collage, Bajour. Carnegie Hall: Guys and Dolls. Regional: Carousel (Helen Hayes nomination), Mother Courage and Her Children, Oklahoma! (Helen Hayes Award), My Fair Lady (Helen Hayes nomination), Destiny of Desire, and The Light in the Piazza all at Arena Stage, The Ten Commandments at the Kodak Theare, Muny, ZACH Theatre, Milaukee Rep, Maltz Jupiter Theatre. Film: Sex and the City 2. Television: Madam Secretary, Nick Chavez on ABC’s One Life to Live (GLAAD Award). His debut album, The First Time…, is available atwww.psclassics.com and iTunes. www.thenickrod.com
AUSTIN MILLER is most recognized from his work on TV and the stage. Series work includes Days of Our Lives (Hawk),MadTV (20+ episodes), Grease You’re the One that I Want (Hot Danny), MESS (Tom), Donny!(Marcus) to name a few. Onstage highlights include Link in Hairspray (originating LA, Vegas, 1st National), Billy Lawlor in 42nd Street (1st
National, Goodspeed), Trip of Love (OOBC, Adam) Joseph in Joseph Dreamcoat all over the world. Recently wrapped the lead in the new feature film TRADE, starring as conflicted lawyer Michael Lewis, premiering January 2019. Screenwriter. Lifestyle enthusiast www.thegentlemancaller.net IG: austinmillernumerouno
RYANN REDMOND Broadway: Escape to Margaritaville, If/Then, Bring It On; Television: Younger (TVLand); Off-Broadway: Usual Girls (Roundabout), Gigantic (Vineyard), Marvelous Wonderettes; National Tour: Bring It On; Regional: How to Succeed (TUTS), Legally Blonde (Sac. Music Circus), Hairspray (MUNY); Proud faculty member of the Broadway Dreams Foundation. NYU (CAP21) www.ryannredmond.com
ROBIN DE JESUS is a two-time Tony Award nominated actor. He received his first major role in the cult-classic, 2003 film CAMP. Since then, he has gone on to perform in various Broadway productions, including RENT, IN THE HEIGHTS (for which he received his first Tony Award Nomination for Best Featured Actor in a Musical), LA CAGE AUX FOLLES (for which he received his second), WICKED, and THE BOYS IN THE BAND. His additional theater credits include the Paper Mill Playhouse’s productions of GREASE and GODSPELL, the Shakespeare Theatre of NJ’s production of A VERY OLD MAN WITH ENORMOUS WINGS, the St. Louis Muny production as the title character in ALADDIN, and the off-Broadway productions of MALPRACTICE MAKES PERFECT, ZORBA MUSICALS IN MUFTI, PATTI ISSUES, DOMESTICATED, and HOMOS OR EVERYONE IN AMERICA. Robin can also be seen in various feature films and television projects, such as GUN HILL ROAD (2011), HAIR BRAINED (2013), HOW TO MAKE IT IN AMERICA (2010) and in the recurring role of “Jose Silva” on LAW & ORDER: SVU.
LAURIE VELDHEER is beyond thrilled to be involved in the beautiful film DOUBLE EXPOSURE. Some credits include - Broadway: Sophie Sheridan in Mamma Mia!; Hannah/Smalls/ u/s Katherine in Newsies (Original Broadway Cast). National Tours: Fiasco Theatre's Production of Into The Woods (Cinderella/Granny); Hairspray (Brenda; u/s Tracy and Penny). Select Regional Theatre: Shelby in Steel Magnolias (Cape Playhouse); Millie Dillmount in Thoroughly Modern Millie (Paper Mill Playhouse; PCLO; Maltz Jupiter); Katherine in Newsies (Broadway at Music Circus); Anne Egerman in A Little Night Music (ACT); Jane Foster in Hero (Asolo Rep); Natalie in Next to Normal(Milwaukee Rep); Hannah/Smalls/ u/s Katherine in Newsies (Paper Mill Playhouse); Brenda in Hairspray (Paper Mill Playhouse). BFA in Musical Theatre from Penn State University. Originally from Grand Rapids, MI! Special thanks to DGRW, Lisa, and everyone at Double Exposure!
PAUL A.SCHAEFER: has been working on Broadway for the last 10 years in Phantom of the Opera, and has done many regional principles across the country. Paul has shot the range of soaps to Law and Orders while working in the city, and loved working on Double Exposure.
KATIE MARIKO MURRAY- Actor, singer, songwriter currently based in Harlem. NY credits include KPOP at ARSNova and Cinderella in Into the Woods with the National Asian Artists Project. Some favorite roles include the Mistress in Passion at Signature Theatre in Washington D.C. and Disney princesses Pocohontas, Mulan, and Jasmine in Disney's When You Wish at Tuacahn Amphitheater. Most excited to collaborate in a duet concert at Signature Theatre featuring entirely Judy Garland classics. Follow for music and shenanigans on Instagram @ktpotaty katiemarikomurray.com
TAMIKA LAWRENCE- Broadway: Come From Away, Dear Evan Hansen (Virtual Cast), Beautiful, If/Then, Matilda, The Book of Mormon. Off-Broadway: RENT, The Tempest (Public Theater). Television: The Last OG, The Wiz Live!, Vinyl (HBO), Show Me A Hero (HBO), Blue Bloods, Law and Order: SVU. Movies: The Greatest Showman, White Girl, Breakable You.www.tamika.nyc. Instagram: @iamtamikalawrence For Mom and Dad
LIZ LARSEN played opposite Richard Dreyfuss in the mini series Madoff. Also on TV: The Americans, Jessica Reed on Law and Order (10 seasons), Trish on The Sopranos, Law and Order SVU, Criminal Intent, Bunheads, The Breaks.
Films she's been featured in the past two seasons include: The Week Of (Adam Sandler), One Percent More Humid, The Hudson Tribes and The Boy Downstairs.
Liz has been nominated for a Tony Award (Most Happy Fella), won a Helen Hayes Award (Sunday in the Park with George) and a Fringe Festival Award (Him and Her). She has been nominated for a Drama Desk Award, an Outer Critics Circle Award, and won the LA Drama-Logue Award for Best Actress in a Musical.
Her Broadway credits include: Currently: Beautiful the Carole King Musical.
Fiddler on the Roof, Starmites, The Rocky Horror Show, Hairspray, Damn Yankees, A Little Night Music, Smell of the Kill, and Annie.
From the Writers
Daryl and Austin came together in an almost cosmically serendipitous way. Long after having performed together in a pre-Broadway tryout of a new musical, they found themselves accidentally at coffee with mutual friends. Daryl had been musing contacting Austin, who had had some luck selling tv treatments, about some source material she had been mining. Daryl presented Austin a manilla envelope with hundreds of pages of thoughts and ideas about dating garnered through some hard wrought real life experiences. Austin's mind was blown. They took a scalpel to it, changed the names of the innocent, and over time it evolved into this short film DOUBLE EXPOSURE.
DOUBLE EXPOSURE tells a tale as old as time in a constantly changing digital dating landscape. While it's told from a woman's perspective, it is ultimately a HUMAN story dealing with feelings of loneliness, the ebb and flow of friendships and relationships, the magnitude of self-realization, and the risk of being an artist. It's a piece that takes us into another world through music, movement, art and imagery - grounded in Dani's reality yet soaring in her creative headspace - two opposing worlds that collide within her complex state of being.
Currently movies aren't dealing with finding love in the hopeful way of an old-school romantic comedy. DOUBLE EXPOSURE tells the truth of how people still ultimately want and yearn for love, but in a modern, messy way that doesn't necessarily get tied up in a neat bow. This short version of DOUBLE EXPOSURE, while it stands alone as a beautiful piece, is a precursor to a full-length modern romantic comedy. It explores the same ideas while breaking the old school romantic comedy norms, and folds in more fully realized relationships, tensions, heartbreaks, and ultimately a search for love in all senses of the word.
Daryl Getman and Austin Miller