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Cherry



United States, 2010, HD - Color - 98 mins

DIRECTED BY:
Quinn Saunders

CAST:
Rey Valentin, Lili Bordan, David Crane

SCREENPLAY:
David Crane, Quinn Saunders

PHOTOGRAPHY:
Andrew Russo

EDITING:
Donald Janice

SET DESIGN:
Rachael Ferrara

COSTUME DESIGN:
Briana Gonzales

MUSIC:
Cody Westheimer

SOUND:
Joe Dzuban

PRODUCER:
Brett Henenberg, John Nargiso, Quinn Saunders

PRODUCTION:
Bryan Halper

STORY DESCRIPTION:

Cherry. is a hipster “Sex, Lies, and Videotape,” a suspense/drama about BRIAN CHERRY, a sweet, sensitive young Los Angeleno, who falls for the beautiful, electric, and damaged actress JULES against the warnings of his best friend SAM. Espousing the opinion that “we’re all the victims of our urges,” the cold and calculating Sam runs an exclusive and snobby Los Angeles club for wealthy male clients, and at Cherry’s request, he offers Jules a job. At that moment, communications and relations among the threesome begin to warp. The vicious circle of lies provokes Brian to a shocking decision that will shatter the ideas that the other characters have about him and even about themselves. The violent climax poses the question: can you ever really know another person? Cherry. stars Rey Valentin of the HBO Miniseries Generation Kill, and is the U.S. debut of Hungarian film star Lili Bordan. It premiered at the 2010 Karlovy Vary International Film Festival to great acclaim.
DIRECTOR BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE:

An award-winning Director, Quinn recently premiered his first feature film, Cherry at the 2010 Karlovy Vary International Film Festival. Cherry. is a drama about misogyny and male impotence in the vein of Closer and In the Company of Men.His short film, Fortunate Son, appeared in over 20 festivals worldwide, winning four Awards for Best Short Film. While a graduate student at USC, Quinn was one of the few students ever selected for mentorship by Director Robert Zemeckis (Forest Gump, Back to the Future), a relationship that is ongoing. Zemeckis has said about Quinn, “Quinn Saunders is one of the most talented writer/directors to emerge from USC’s Film school in years.”Quinn is also a partner in the financing and production company Futurist Ape Productions which has secured funding for a small slate of microbudget feature films.In addition to his work in film, Quinn has been a director for the hit CBS TV series Big Brother for the past seven seasons.As a writer, his screenplay The Armoires was a Semi-Finalist in the prestigious Nicholl Fellowship, and was optioned by the producers of Strangers With Candy. The Armoires (now titled Stripper: The Saga of Freddie Wishbone) is a comedy about an aging male stripper troop from the 1980s looking for one more shot at success. Another screenplay, Scott and Zelda, a biopic about the marriage of F. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald framed as an epic Anthony Minghella-style romance, was a Finalist in the Script Magazine Open Door Screenwriting contest.

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