Queso Flameado


Two women spend an afternoon hiring a hit-man. A chance to eavesdrop on a very uncomfortable assassination plot.

  • Dark Comedy

  • Short Film, 7 minutes

  • Starring: Sally Sockwell, Aysan Celik, Corey Sullivan

  • Produced, Written & Directed by: Jean Pesce

  • Cinematography: Felipe Vara de Rey

  • 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.


Sally Sockwell, “Pauline”

Sally Sockwell played Joanne in the New York production of Vanities for three years.  She has appeared at Playwright’s Horizon, Lion Theatre Company, Primary Stages, Joe’s Pub, the Actor’s Studio, HERE, and Dixon Place. She has worked at Baltimore Center Stage, Portland Stage Company, Syracuse Rep, Arkansas Rep., Cincinnati Playhouse, and the Actor’s Theatre of Louisville.  She was in Money Matters for HBO, the film Rollover, and Late Line with Al Franken.  She was a member of the Montana Playwright’s Festival and Robert Redford’s Sundance Institute.  Also, a writer, her play The Contest was the first new play performed at the new Margo Jones theatre in Dallas.  She is a member of Emerging Artists Theatre and currently plays Doris Anderson in Lisa Haas’s hit comedy, In Heat.


Corey Sullivan, “Crispus”

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.


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