Written and directed by Aaron Mark ("Zbornik Developing"), the film boasts the talents of Anne L. Nathan (Thoroughly Modern Millie, Assassins, Sunday in the Park with George), Kristine Zbornik (A Catered Affair, Forbidden Broadway), Adam Heller (Victor/Victoria; Caroline, or Change), Gerry McIntyre (Once On This Island), Frank Vlastnik (Sweet Smell of Success), Katie Klaus (A Catered Affair, The Times They Are A Changin') and Steve Routman (The Fantasticks, La Bete) as well as Jared Joseph (Dreamgirls), Nesha Ward (The Color Purple), April Evans and Zachary Isaacson. "Random Unrelated Projects" comprises three short films. These random unrelated stories (an anonymous suicide threat, a gay man marrying a woman, and a social networking website mishap), press notes state, "share nothing other than their author, Manhattan, and many of the same actors."
"We shot the film in 2008 in eleven days for nine thousand dollars and I sat on it for two years, thinking it turned out to be an unwatchable piece of shit," stated writer-director Aaron Mark. "Earlier this year, I was talked into showing it to some people who really liked it, so I recut it, and now it's being shown at this festival. Go figure.” A trailer can be found at youtube.com/AaronMarkWasTaken.
"Random Unrelated Projects" runs 91 minutes and will be screened July 26 at 10 PM at Village East Cinema (181 2nd Ave. at 12th St.). Tickets can be purchased online by going to nyfilmvideo.info.