Happenstance

The Funeral

 
 

Our pilot episode, The Funeral, will be wrapping up shooting at the end of the summer. It will be premiering November 2019 at the Northwest Film Center’s Certificate Program Showcase.

Synopsis

Greg and Luna meet each other for the first time at a stranger’s funeral. Their interactions with other funeral attendees almost betray that neither of them knew the deceased, but they escape just in time.

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Crew

Our crew was 94% women and non-binary folx and majority LGBTQ+ identifying.

 
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Brandy Machado

Writer / Director / Producer / Editor

After being 100% set on studying film after high school, Brandy ended up getting a Women & Gender Studies degree instead. Post-college she realized that she still wanted to pursue film and signed up for the Northwest Film Center’s Certificate Program in 2015. Brandy is dedicated to telling the stories of women, queer folks, and POC and making sure they have representation behind the camera as well.

 
 
 
 

Jeanette Li

Director of photography

Jeanette is an active member of the Portland film community prioritizing projects that uplift women, LGBTQ+ folks, and POC. They also currently teach the POWgirls workshops as part of the Portland Women’s Film Festival (aka POWfest) helping to educate and empower the next generation of female and non-binary filmmakers.

 
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Byron Gilmer 2nd Assistant Camera

Krystal Pérez Art Director

KatMeow Garcia Gaffer

Katie Burger Script Supervisor

Alyssa Pinter Behind-the-Scenes Photographer

Kamren Ketcham Production Assistant

Korinne Mack Production Assistant

Alison Hoffman 1st Assistant Camera

Christiann Burch Production Sound Mixer

Savannah Somerville Key Makeup Artist

Kanon Havens Grip

Hillevi Johnson Production Coordinator

Doone Lupine Williams Production Assistant

Keri Spain Production Assistant

 
 

Cast

 
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Kia Anne Geraths

Luna

Kia Anne Geraths has played a wide variety of roles from classical to comedic. She's the host of the "Mostly 1 Minute Movie Review" web series which was featured at POW Film Fest in addition to working as freelance filmmaker and actor.

 
 
 
 

Jack Strom

Greg

Jack Strom is a Portland-based actor best known for his roles as Theo in the award-winning short “Linea” and Jonathan Holloway on NBC’s “Grimm”. Jack began his career studying under acting coach Suzi Smith who created a showcase allowing him to sign with Cholee Thompson of Ryan Artists.

 
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Kristin Sanders Crying Woman

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Angela Nolan Funeral Attendee

Evan P. Cater Funeral Attendee

Jordan Mui Funeral Attendee

Sandy Streit Funeral Attendee

Thomas Goodwin Funeral Attendee

Wynee Hu Eulogist

Lesley Johnson Joan

Teresa E. Fox Funeral Attendee

Christian Wilson Funeral Attendee

Hillevi Johnson Funeral Attendee

Robert Leland Funeral Attendee

Sierra Hill Funeral Attendee