Gonella Productions

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SEVERANCE

SEVERANCE

LANGUAGE: English

Genre: Drama
Running Time: 17:03
Year of production: 2019

SYNOPSIS

When Freddy and Martin learn that the warehouse where they work is closing down, the news throws the two friends into a tailspin. While Martin goes through the motions the best he can, the more impulsive Freddy, feeling betrayed, lashes out. As the two discover new sides of themselves and the clock counts down to unemployment, they begin to wonder if their bond will survive… and what would happen if it breaks.

PRODUCTION AND DISTRIBUTION

Production Company: Backlot 831 Studios, Hart and Bones
Film exports/World sales: Gonella Productions

CAST

Martin: Daniel Kirby
Freddy: Trevor Mulchay

MAIN CREDITS

Director: John Robert Hammerer
Screenwriter: Daniel Kirby
Producer: Kevin Burns, Daniel Kirby, John Robert Hammerer
Director of Photography: Andreas Mansson
Sound: Samuel Durand
Editing: Daniel Lewinstein
Sound Editing: José Villaman, Jesús Burmúdez

TECHNICAL DETAILS

Genre: Drama
Language: English
Country of origin: United States
Year of production: 2019
Total running time: 17:03
Shooting format: Super 16
Color type: Color
Aspect ratio: 1.85:1
Sound format: Stereo

AWARDS

The IndieFEST Film Awards (November 2020):
AWARD OF MERIT: Script/Writer (Daniel Kirby)
AWARD OF RECOGNITION: Film Short, Art Direction (Sally SangHee Bae), Cinematography (Andreas Mansson), Direction (John Robert Hammerer), Editing (Daniel Lewinstein), Sound Editing/Mixing (Samuel Durand, José Villaman, Angel Alonso Sarmiento, Jesús Burmúdez)

FESTIVAL SELECTIONS

New York Shorts International Film Festival - 2020
Tacoma Film Festival - 2020
Orlando Film Festival - 2020
HollyShorts Monthly Screenings - 2020
San Francisco Independent Short Film Festival - 2020
Chilliwack Independent Film Festival - 2020
Culver City Film Festival - 2020
Concourse Film Festival - 2020
New York Lift-Off Film Festival - 2020
Bull City International Film Festival - 2021

BIOGRAPHY OF THE DIRECTOR

John Robert Hammerer has been fascinated by films and filmmaking ever since wearing out a VHS tape of "Fantasia" while under the influence of chicken pox. He pursued this passion at Emerson College and New York University, receiving a B.F.A. in Film/Television from the latter. He has directed two short films, edited film, television and web content, and was a Dailies Technician at Deluxe Entertainment Services Group for clients such as HBO, CBS and Netflix. When not at work, he can be found somewhere in New York City reading, swimming, or listening to music.