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PHYSIOTHERAPY


PHYSIOTHERAPY

(Not For Kids)
Writer Director Editor: Trisha Ray
Cast: Eddie Aguirre, San Banarje, Thiago Paes, Kelly Kroh, Kristen Perry, Julisa Gonzales, Sam Hoger, Sebastian Gomez, Derek Gaskamp 
Synopsis : A socialite's life changes drastically after a near-fatal accident.

 

 

REVERSE


REVERSE

Writer Director DP Editor: Trisha Ray
Cast: Carolina Costas, Pablo Rodriguez, Laura Castro 
Synopsis : Driving drunk, a new recruit hits an escaping woman

 

 

TRAIN


TRAIN

Writer Director DP: San Banarje
Editor: Trisha Ray
Cast: Sean Zamir, Iheny Nieto, Dave Amyx 
Camera: DVX100
Edited on : FCP Studio
Special Thanks : Houston Metro Rail
Synopsis : A man reminisces his first love and heartbreak

 

 

DETECT EARLY, SAVE LIFE

DETECT EARLY, SAVE LIFE

Director DP: San Banarje
Writer Editor: Trisha Ray
Cast:
Jennifer Rogers, Heather Williams, Thiago Paes, Brandon Pentecost, Gary Chisholm, Giugi Carminati, Brian Watson;
Special Thanks : St. Anthony's Hospital & Gingerman Houston
Synopsis : Amy returns from South America with food-poisoning which turns into a nitemare of a diagnosis

 

 

TROISIEMME BALLADE

TROISIEMME BALLADE

Director Writer Editor : Tony Chavez
DP:Judy Garlow
Cast:
Tony Chavez, Kerry Lee, Diba Ashraf, Thiago Paes, Mordecai Mose, Dominic Ochoa
Special Thanks : Alliance Francais
Synopsis : A painist recalls how he met his wife while playing Chopin's "Third Ballad"


 

STANISLAVSKI IN SEPTEMBER

STANISLAVSKI IN SEPTEMBER

Writer
Director Editor : Trisha Ray
Cast: Adam Zaka, Atessa Barazandeh, London Carter, Alonzo Williams, Thada Catalon, Nirav Bhakta, Wayne Mark, Khalid Ghuneim
Camera: DVX100
Edited on : FCP Studio
Synopsis : A sister recollects meeting her brother during a Stanislavski session

 

 

CLEANING UP

CLEANING UP

Writer
Director DP: San Banarje
Cast: Jacob Reynolds
Camera: DVX100
Edited on : FCP Studio

Synopsis : Award winning director San Banarje casts Jacob Reynolds (Gummo, Road to Wellville) in a short film set in the present day.

 

THE THERAPY

THERAPY

Story of a happily married couple
 
Writer
Director DP: San Banarje
Cast: Landon Nemoto, Jessica Flores, Lynn Sonnenberg 
Camera: DVX100
Edited on : FCP Studio
Special Thanks : Gina Gheller
Synopsis : a couple confronts their very weird therapist in a very curious therapy session

 
   

SOUL SMOKE

SOUL SMOKE
short 

Cigarette Smoking is injurious to health and soul
 
Writer
Director Editor : Trisha Ray
Cast: Alonzo J. Williams, Frank Hicks, Joslyn Lewis, San Banarje
Producers : Ayanna Harris, Melvin Harris, San Banarje, Trisha Ray
Camera: DVX100
Edited on : FCP Studio
Special Thanks : Anthony Taylor, Subarna Ray Chowdhuri
Synopsis :When James returns to his wife after dying of cancer, he is in for a shock.  

 
   

The Right Demographic

The Right Demographic
short 


Writer Director Editor : Brooks Walters
Cast: Brian Watson, Drew Brown, Jason Hanna, Mordecai Mose
Producers : Ayanna Harris, Melvin Harris, San Banarje, Trisha Ray
Camera: HVX100
Edited on : Final Cut Pro

 
   

THE WAY I SEE IT

THE WAY I SEE IT
short
  
Writer
Director : Anna Campbell
Cast: Juno, Anna Campbell  
Camera:
16mm
Edited on : FCP
Synopsis : Guide-dog Juno discusses her frustration about her mistress, writer-director Anna Campbell  

 
     



CLOSURE

 

 


CLOSURE

Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Fest, France
Golden Lion Film Festival, South Africa

Written, directed, shot and edited by :
Trisha Ray
Questo Amor  performed by : Paul Carey Jones
Cast: Eve Berggren, Mikhail Sebastian, Jasmine Torres 
Camera: DVX100
Edited on : FCP Studio
Synopsis : Relationship short about moving on after divorce 

 
   

THE ERASER

THE ERASER

48 Hour Film Festival Winner
 
Cinematography, Graphics, Music

Director: James Denton
Producer: Wayne Slaten 
Camera and Editing : Wayne Slaten
Edited with : Final Cut Pro

 

IKE CURFEW

IKE CURFEW

Writer Director Editor: Trisha Ray
Producer: Next Actor Studio, Houston
Cast: Landon Nemoto, Gina Gheller
Camera:  Hi-8 

Synopsis : A couple try to beat their boredom after Hurricane Ike that left Houston without electricity, water and gas for sometime. 

 

BUM INC. : BOUNCE DON'T CRASH


BUM INC : Bounce Don't Crash


Written & Produced by : William Cox
Shot and Directed by : San Banarje
Cast: Adrian Vargas, Adrienne Kasko, Tom Combs, John Sick 
Camera: HDV

Synopsis : Its about a regular guy with a job, wife, house and life. 

 

BOURBON EFFECT

BOURBON EFFECT

Synopsis
: The effect of bourbon on a man's decision making skills. 
Writer, DP, Director: San Banarje
Producer: Next Actor Studio, Houston
Cast: Ben Gomez, Ronda Flannery, Seneca Ramirez 
Camera: Sony HDV 
Edited with : Final Cut Pro

PG13 for language

 
Sixth Floor
Fade In a Rose
FADE IN A ROSE
Student Short
Director, Producer: Eladio Herrera
Cast : Justin Garcia, Eliel Ramirez, Lindsay Brown
Camera: SONY PD 150
Edited on : Final Cut Pro
Production Notes: Filmmaking and Screenwriting Student Eladio's first film as part of his filmmaking course. 
Synopsis : Friendship, Love, Betrayal
 

Rebecca on the Phone 

REBECCA ON THE PHONE

Writer, Director, Editor: Trisha Ray 
DP: San Banarje
Cast : Falin Proffitt, Julianne Christoffel
Production Assts : Juan Vazquez, Leon Thomas
Music : Ryan Gonzales, Ray Allen, Javier Velez
Producer: Next Actor Studio, Houston/ El Diez Films
Camera: SONY PD 150
Edited on : Final Cut Pro 
Synopsis : The world of Rebecca 
 

BLISS


BLISS

Synopsis
: Drugs kill 
Writer, DP, Director: Eladio Herrrera
Producer: Eladio Herrera Productions
Cast:Justin Garcia 
Camera: JVC HDV 
Edited with : Final Cut Pro

 
Sixth Floor
Sixth Floor

 


SIXTH FLOOR
Experimental
Director: San Banarje & Will Molina
Producer: Next Actor Studio, Houston
Cast: San Banarje, Will Molina, Leo Thomas
Editor: Trisha Ray
Production Notes: Conceived, Shot and edited in less than 8hrs in one of the coldest nights in Houston. The purpose was to test the quality of the new camera and the result was this short film. 
Camera: Sony HDV
Edited on : Imovie
Synopsis : A man tries to get out of the sixth floor. 
 


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