A Dark Comedy about a waitress who is in love with her pen-pal, the convicted murderer, Mr. Lamb. When Mr. Lamb escapes from prison and pays her a visit, her dreams of romance quickly become a nightmare (involving a can of chili).
Short Film, 15 min
Starring: Aysan Celik, Hanlon Smith Dorsey, Corey Sullivan, & Michael Cyril Creighton
Written & Directed by Jean Pesce
Produced by Jean Pesce & Annie Kaempfer
Cinematography: Arlen Konopaki
Composer: Ariel Marx
Aysan Celik, “Myrna”
Aysan Celik is a theater-maker, performer, and actor. She is a founding member of Theater Mitu, and has collaborated with Rubén Polendo since 1996. Off-Broadway highlights: The Black Eyed (New York Theater Workshop), Attempts On Her Life (SoHo Rep), Faust, Parts 1 and 2 (Target Margin/ Classic Stage Company), Pericles (Red Bull/ Culture Project), Turn of the Screw (The Acting Company/ Theater Row); Regional favorites: Bob: A Life in Five Acts (The Humana Festival), 9 Parts of Desire (Actors Theater of Louisville), The King Stag (The Barbican London), and the title role in Antigone (American Repertory Theater). Celik is also an Associate Artist of The Civilians — recent credits include: Paris Commune (BAM, The Public, Arts Emerson), Be the Death of Me (Irondale Center), and Let Me Ascertain You (Joe’s Pub). Screen credits include the award-winning films Mr. Lamb and The Brooklyn Heist.
Celik recently wrote an essay for The Soho Rep Book: Thirty-Five Years of New York City’s Big Small Theater. (On Stage Press, a division of Samuel French, Ltd.), and has an interview featured in the book, Actors on Acting (Faber & Faber Ltd.). Celik currently splits her time between San Francisco, New York, and the UAE – where she is an Assistant Arts Professor at New York University Abu Dhabi.
Corey Sullivan, “Mr. Lamb”
Corey is a New York based actor. He attended Bard College, where he studied theater and theology, as well as Harvard University, where he was a Teaching Fellow, and the A.R.T. Institute for Advanced Theater Training. As Research Associate at NYU Abu Dhabi, he studied and trained in theatrical forms all across the Middle East and South East Asia, including Japan, India, Nepal, Bali, Thailand, Lebanon, Egypt and Jordan. He is an Associate Artist of Theater Mitu, with whom he has been a Resident Artist at the Sundance Institute, New York Theater Workshop and Robert Wilson’s Watermill Center. He has performed at Shakespeare in the Park The Public Theater, New York Theater Workshop, The Vineyard Theater, New Victory Theater, Williamstown Theater Festival, American Repertory Theater, Moscow Art Theater and the Chekhov Estate in Melikhovo, Russia, as well as various films.
Hanlon Smith-Dorsey, “Hank”
Hanlon Smith-Dorsey (Hank) Hanlon is an actor and dancer who was most recently seen in The Debate Society's Blood Play, which performed at The Public Theater and the Williamstown Theatre Festival. He was also in the world premiere of Love Monster at Dixon Place. He can be seen in the movies A Cadaver Christmas, Party Trick and Living While Falling. He holds a BA in Theater from Bard College and an MFA in Acting from DePaul University.
Michael Cyril Creighton, “Bitter Waiter”
Michael Cyril Creighton is best known for his portrayal of Joe Crowley in the Best Picture Oscar-Winner “Spotlight,” Patrick in “High Maintenance,” Jake in Spielberg’s “The Post,” “Can You Ever Forgive Me,” “Game Night,” and his Writers Guild of America Award-winning web series, “Jack in a Box.” MCC can next be seen on the big screen in Steven Spielberg’s “The Papers.”
WINNER - Audience Choice Award - The Williamsburg Film Festival
OFFICIAL SELECTION - PBS / KQED’s Film School Shorts Program
OFFICIAL SELECTION - Woodstock Film Festival
OFFICIAL SELECTION - Art of Brooklyn Film Festival
OFFICIAL SELECTION - Santa Fe Independent Film Festival
OFFICIAL SELECTION - The Melbourne Underground Film Festival (Australia)
OFFICIAL SELECTION - The Opera Prima (Spain)
OFFICIAL SELECTION - Único Festival de Cine Estudiantil del Uruguay
OFFICIAL SELECTION - Dallas International FIlm Festival
OFFICIAL SELECTION - SF Independent Film Festival
OFFICIAL SELECTION - Big Apple Film Festival
OFFICIAL SELECTION - New York Independent Film Festival
OFFICIAL SELECTION - Chicago Comedy Film Festival
OFFICIAL SELECTION - Rooftop Films Summer Series