June 28, 2018, 7:00 PM
The Ray Stark Family Theatre, SCA 108, George Lucas Building, USC School of Cinematic Arts Complex, 900 W. 34th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90007
The Alumni Screening Series and Gravitas Ventures invite you and a guest to a special preview screening of
Written and Directed by Jeremy Phillips
Starring Lindsey Shaw
with Judd Nelson and Dendrie Taylor
Music by Liars
Followed by a Q&A with Jeremy Phillips, Lindsey Shaw, Judd Nelson, Dendrie Taylor, Cassidy Lunnen, Jessica Wilde, Nick Edwards, Jen Harrington, Matt Detisch, Henry Locke IV, Gabe Serrano, and Angus Andrew of Liars.
7:00 P.M. on Thursday, June 28th, 2018
The Ray Stark Family Theatre
900 W. 34th Street, SCA 108
Los Angeles, California 90007
FREE ADMISSION. OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. RSVPs REQUIRED.
Coming to digital and VOD July 17th.
Soundtrack available on vinyl and CD July 20th.
Breathless, daring, and undone in a million pieces. Describing both the film's style and main character, 1/1 submerges the audience into the mind of Lissa, a twenty-year-old girl trapped in rural Pennsylvania, who grapples with sex, drugs, love and loss. When a possible pregnancy forces Lissa to take a hard look at her life, both her and the structure of the film mature, illuminating a brighter path ahead.
Presented courtesy of Gravitas Ventures. Soundtrack available on Mute Records. Runtime: 85 minutes. English. Not rated.
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About the guests
JEREMY PHILLIPS (Writer, Director, Alumnus)
1/1 is Jeremy Phillips’ directorial feature film debut. He has also directed short films, music videos and commercials, and co-wrote the feature Dig Two Graves, which was released theatrically and on Netflix, and directed/co-wrote the webseries We Got Issues, which was released on Verizon’s go90 app and the Complex Networks. He has an MFA from the University of Southern California.
LINDSEY SHAW (Actor)
Lindsey Marie Shaw was born on May 10 in Lincoln, Nebraska. Lindsey's sense of humor sparkled from an early age at neighborhood picnics & school plays. She participated in many pageants & talent shows. She signed with various agents for local print & commercial work. Eventually, she was invited to try her luck in L.A. Always "going with the flow," Lindsey & her mother relocated to L.A. in January 2002. The gamble paid off when Shaw landed her first major gig on Nickelodeon's Ned's Declassified. The show ran for 3 years, followed up by series regular roles on the CW's Aliens In America & ABC Family's 10 Things I Hate About You. Lindsey also recurred as Paige McCullers on the ABC Family hit Pretty Little Liars. She is an avid reader, loves astrology, playing tennis, and her dog, Gypsy! She recently became a certified yoga teacher. She teaches and practices yoga regularly.
JUDD NELSON (Actor)
Judd Asher Nelson was born on November 28, 1959 in Portland, Maine, to attorney Leonard Nelson and his wife, Merle Nelson, (attorney and state assemblywoman). Judd attended St. Paul's preparatory school in Concord, New Hampshire, before majoring in philosophy at the prestigious Haverford College in Haverford, Pennsylvania. The acting bug bit when he went to watch a friend's audition and was obliged to audition in order to stay. He won the role.
After graduation, Judd headed for New York City and the Stella Adler Conservatory where he was believable in the role as the street-smart Eddie Keaton in the comedy Making the Grade (1984). Judd's next film role was as the stodgy ROTC cadet, Phil Hicks, in the ensemble comedy Fandango (1985). Important and diverse roles in the brat-pack films The Breakfast Club (1985) and St. Elmo's Fire (1985) quickly followed. With his privileged upbringing, Judd could have brought the right degree of preppy-smarmyness, (ala James Spader ), to any number of vapid roles, but his intense stare and dark smoldering looks gave him a hint of danger which added to his credibility in films like Billionaire Boys Club (1987), From the Hip (1987) and New Jack City (1991).
DENDRIE TAYLOR (Actor)
Growing up in Los Angeles with a tv-director /father and a dancer/ mother, Dendrie dreamed early on of becoming an actress. She moved to New York City at age 17 to study ballet and theater. Excelling in the classical, conservatory training program at The Circle in the Square, she earned her BFA in Drama from NYU’s TISCH School of The Arts. This solid training has served Dendrie well over her extensive career, helping her to create a wide range of memorable characters in film, television and on stage.
Dendrie began her professional acting career in New York, Regional and Los Angeles theatre. She originated roles in Howard Korder's SEARCH AND DESTROY, John Bishop's BORDERLINE, as well as in THE GEOGRAPHY OF LUCK , THE CHEMISTRY OF CHANGE, and ETTA JENX - all by Marlane Meyer. Among her many other theater credits, highlights have been, playing Juliet, in ROMEO AND JULIET, and starring in the critically acclaimed PYRETOWN, by the late John Belluso.
In film, Dendrie has been fortunate to have worked with some of the most accomplished directors:David O Russell, Scott Cooper, Steven Spielberg, Sam Mendes, Oliver Stone, Carl Franklin, Wes Craven, Alan Coulter, Roger Donaldson and Ivan Reitman amongst others. A few of her film credits include: SAVING MR BANKS, THE FIGHTER, OUT OF THE FURNACE, WORLD TRADE CENTER, HOLLYWOODLAND, JARHEAD, WAR OF THE WORLDS, HIGH CRIMES, SPECIES, STAR TREK-GENERATIONS, GOLDEN GATE, DAVE, TWINS, MADHOUSE, SHOCKER and THE VANISHING.
Dendrie has played either lead or strong supporting roles in the independent films: COUNTY LINE, THE FATHER AND THE BEAR, THE ARCHER, A MILLION HAPPY NOWS, THE HAUNTING AT SILVER FALLS 2, 1/1, TORN, BEYOND THE HEAVENS, HAVENHURST, DAWN PATROL, CHASING THE RAIN and THE HEART OF CHRISTMAS.
Over her extensive career, Dendrie has filmed numerous pilots and has been on many of televisions' best shows. Recent television appearances include recurring parts on: VITAL SIGNS-for Apple TV, AMERICAN VANDAL-for NETFLIX, ROOM 104- for HBO, BUNHEADS, TRUE BLOOD and most notably as Luann Delaney on SONS OF ANARCHY. Dendrie has done top of show guest spots on N.C.I.S. NEW ORLEANS, AQUARIUS, REVENGE, BONES, PRISON BREAK, N.C.I.S., SPEED FREAKS (comedy central pilot), CRIMINAL MINDS, LINCOLN HEIGHTS, WITHOUT A TRACE, E.R., VERONICA MARS, JUDGING AMY, JAG, JOAN OF ARCADIA, NYPD BLUE, THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL and many others.
When not acting, Dendrie loves to dance, paint and spend time with her husband, actor/writer Adam Lazarre-White, and their daughter, Aiyana Grace.
CASSIDY LUNNEN (Producer)
Cassidy has over 15 years experience in entertainment, producing successful independent films such as The Go Getter (starring Jena Malone, Zooey Deschanel & Lou Taylor Pucci), Born Killers (directed by Morgan J. Freeman), The Crow: Wicked Prayer (starring Dennis Hopper, Tara Reid & Eddie Furlong), Baby, Baby, Baby (starring Adrianne Palicki & Kelsey Grammer), and 1/1 (starring Lindsey Shaw & Judd Nelson). Cassidy sold her first film to Paramount Vantage in 2006 entitled Teenius and has worked with many other networks and studios such as Sony, Fox, Legendary and Lionsgate. She is in active post-production on Whaling (starring Tom Felton, Tammin Sursok & Wendi McLendon-Covey). Currently, Cassidy is the VP of Production and Development at Astronauts Wanted, a Sony Pictures company that focuses on youth content.
JESSICA WILDE (Co-Producer)
Jessica Wilde is a New York native and graduated from Emerson College in Boston. Since moving to Los Angeles, she has produced and directed a myriad of different projects including features, shorts, music videos and digital content. Most notably, in 2015 she co-produced Sony Pictures film Baby, Baby, Baby (starring Adrianne Palicki and Kelsey Grammer), and is currently in post-production on Whaling (starring Tom Felton, Tammin Sursok & Wendi McLendon-Covey). Currently, Jessica is working in development at Astronauts Wanted, a Sony Pictures company that focuses on youth content.
NICK EDWARDS (Co-Producer)
Nick Edwards is a digital marketing strategist and digital producer. He's led over 20+ social media campaigns for clients like NBCUniversal, Focus Features, 20th Century Fox, Sony Pictures, AT&T and more.
His strategy lives at the intersection of great content and creative distribution. His work has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, Vanity Fair, Mashable, AdWeek, Variety, Tubefilter, Los Angeles Times and has been nominated for two Streamy awards.
JEN HARRINGTON (Associate Producer, Alumna)
Jen Harrington most recently wrote and directed the feature film IRL which is currently in post-production. Prior to that, she wrote and directed the feature film HOUSEKEEPING, released by Lionsgate Entertainment, and directed the docu-series pilot NIGHT TERRORS for Matador Content & WGN. She has also written and directed numerous music videos and her short films have screened at festivals internationally and on IFC.
As an editor, she cut the Emmy-nominated feature documentary BANKSY DOES NEW YORK for HBO in addition to numerous other narrative and documentary features (Netflix’s GAGA: FIVE FOOT TWO, THE SOURCE FAMILY, BOGALUSA CHARM, DARK MOUNTAIN, etc).
MATT DETISCH (Editor)
Matt Detisch is a Los Angeles-based filmmaker and editor known for his work on 1/1, Monday and Sam.
HARRY LOCKE IV (On-line Editor/Alumnus)
Born and raised in Chicago, Harry has worked as a producer, director, writer, editor, sound composer, and visual effects artist in over 100 titles. Including X-Men: Days of Future Past, Tangerine, and ICARUS which was the 2018 Oscar winner for Best Documentary. While a graduate student in the film/tv production program at USC School of Cinematic Arts, Harry directed the well-received fan film John Constantine: Hellblazer. The short film garnered the attention of indie startup Castle Shore Films and led to his selection to direct their flagship feature City of Gold which was filmed in Hawaii and is set to debut later this year.
GABE SERRANO (Sound Designer/Mixer, Alumnus)
From Kansas City, KS.
Stanford University BA Communication '99
USC MFA film production '04
Re-recording mixer and supervising sound editor on 1/1. Worked with Jeremy and David to design the shape of the sound and to bring the sonic world to life within the style of the film.
Currently working for Formosa Group as sound editor and re-recording mixer.
Liars have never stood still, and refuse to be categorised.
After forming in the Los Angeles area, where co-founders Angus Andrew and Aaron Hemphill met at the famed California Institute of the Arts, the band soon after decamped to Brooklyn, and released their first album, They Threw Us in a Trench and Stuck a Monument On Top (2001).
The album saw the band at the vanguard of the newly emerging Brooklyn naughties music scene, and with their next release, Andrew and Hemphill enlisted Julian Gross to the line-up and wilfully confounded all expectations with the groundbreaking They Were Wrong, So We Drowned, a confrontational, noisy concept cycle dealing with German witch trials co-produced by the band with David Sitek (TV on the Radio, Yeah Yeah Yeahs).
Soon after the band moved to Berlin to create 2006’s Drum’s Not Dead, a conceptual album about the poisonous power dynamic between two fictional protagonists Drum and Mount Heart Attack. The release was accompanied by three different sets of visuals, and the album was awarded #6 in Pitchfork’s Top 50 Albums of that year.
The eponymous 2007 follow-up replaced their now trademark themes with an emphasis on stripped-down, primal rock and roll and a rejection of concept. Rolling Stone awarded Freak Out one of their Tracks of the Year.
The band returned to LA to create their next release, 2009’s Sisterworld, whose critical acclaim included the #1 slot in The Quietus' albums of the year.
2012’s WIXIW, saw the band once more climb out of their comfort zone, overcoming a steep learning curve to record "direct into the computer". The result is a stunning album. Nominated as an album of the year at the AIM Awards and featured in many Albums of 2012, WIXIW achieved the rare feat of being both their most accessible and most challenging work to date.
In 2013 Liars were invited by Hedi Slimane to rework a track to soundtrack Saint Laurent’s SS14 Paris Fashion Week catwalk show and touring that year saw them premiere new tracks at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and Primavera & Sonar festivals.
Liars' incredible discography left the field wide open for their album, Mess, which was released in March 2014. Mess is an angry, ecstatic, primal burst of ritualistic electronics, the sound of Liars not only facing their fears, but chewing them up and spitting them back out in all their technicolor glory.
In 2016 Liars recorded their first original soundtrack for 1/1, due to be released on Mute in 2018. 1/1 is the soundtrack to Jeremy Phillips’ directorial debut, starring Lindsey Shaw (Pretty Little Liars), Judd Nelson (Breakfast Club, St Elmo’s Fire) and Dendrie Taylor (Star Trek Generations, Twins).
In 2017, following an amicable parting of ways with Aaron Hemphill, Liars is now just Angus Andrew, who decamped to his native Australia, specifically to a remote part of the Australian bush, to create an album unlike any Liars had attempted before. TFCF (which stands for Theme From Crying Fountain) was released to critical acclaim, beginning an unexpected chapter for Liars.
About the Alumni Screening Series
The USC School of Cinematic Arts invites you to an exciting free screening series featuring a dynamic selection of new feature films by alumni and faculty throughout 2018. All screenings and events will be free of charge and open to the public, although we do ask for an electronic reservation for each screening, which can be made through the website for each individual screening.
Check-in & Reservations
This screening is free of charge and open to the public. Please bring either a printed or digital confirmation of your reservation, which will automatically be sent to your e-mail account upon successfully making an RSVP through this website.
All SCA screenings are OVERBOOKED to ensure seating capacity in the theater, therefore seating is not guaranteed based on RSVPs. Doors will open at 6:30 P.M. and the RSVP list will be checked in on a first-come, first-served basis until the theater is full. Once the theater has reached capacity, we will no longer be able to admit guests, regardless of RSVP status.
Limited handicap seating is available. For guests with disabilities who require special accommodations, please contact Matthew Meier at firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line: "Accommodations Request – 1/1."
The USC School of Cinematic Arts is located at 900 W. 34th St., Los Angeles, CA 90007. Parking passes may be purchased for $12.00 at the McClintock Avenue Entrance (formerly Gate #5) or Royal Street Entrance (formerly Gate #4) on W. Jefferson Blvd. We recommend parking in the Royal Street Parking Structure (formerly PSD), at the far end of 34th Street. Metered street parking is also available along Jefferson Blvd, with limited non-metered spaces also available north of Jefferson and throughout the surrounding neighborhood. Especially if you plan to utilize street parking, we HIGHLY recommend arriving at least 30 minutes before the screening, as parking can be difficult to find and it may take time to walk to the theater from your parking space.
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Name: Matthew Meier