HIGH HOPES comedy
Cecily Gambrell, Screenplay*, Producer, Cast
*Page One Rewrite
ABOUT: A stoner comedy about a group of Hollywood wannabes that devise the ultimate plan to make it big.
DISTRIBUTORS: Lionsgate Films, Maple Pictures, E-One/Entertainment One
PRODUCTION NOTES: Despite its soporific subject matter, HIGH HOPES is an actual achievement in independent filmmaking. This feature length comedy was entirely rewritten, cast, scheduled and shot within one month's time, with a strict budget. Released in 2009, it is now more prominently and widely available today as it has quietly evolved into an off the beaten path cult comedy favorite.
Cecily Gambrell, Writer, Producer, Interviewer
ABOUT: Award winning documentary profiling the life of ex-convict turned movie star, role model and father, Danny Trejo.
PRODUCTION NOTES: Imagen Award nominee (touted as the Latin version of the Oscars), CHAMPION. has not not only been in increasing circulation since its initial 2005 release, it has more importantly become an educational tool that has helped alter the lives of at risk youth, and give very real hope to those seeking change both in and out of the penitentiary system.
Select Honors: Bronze Telly Award Winner, Imagen Award Nominee, Phoenix Film Festival Best Documentary, Hollywood Film Festival Centerpiece Film
LOVE ACTUALLY comedy
PRODUCER/LEAD: Sakis Rouvas (Greek super star)
YO SOY documentary (unfinished)
CAST (alpha): Maria Conchita Alonso, Marc Anthony*, Hector Elizondo, the late Ricardo Montalban*, Esai Morales, Adam Rodriguez, Danny Trejo, Rosie Perez, Wilmer Valderrama *Cast, footage not complete
Threat Matrix episodic
Story Editor (uncredited)
Season One, Episode One (PILOT)
Back To Maybe music video
Writer, Producer, Co-Director
FEATURING: Lacey Chabert
Odd Birds/Hello My Name Is: sketch comedy pilot
Creator, Writer, Producer, Cast
VICTOR & EDDIE short
Writer, Producer, Cast
CAST: Freddy Rodriguez (Six Feet Under), Shawn Michael Howard
NOTE(S): Nom HBO Urban World FF; Developed into feature length screenplay
DREAMING IN BLACK AND WHITE short
Writer, Producer, Cast
CAST: Malik Yoba (Bear, COPLAND, Arrested Development)
NOTE(S): Winner Five (5) Best Short Film Awards, and multiple Audience Awards; Developed into feature length screenplay