MELINDA JAMES

Director of Photography

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Work - Narrative Short | Official Website
ARRI Amira | Cooke Panchros
Bolex H16 | Expired Kodak 500T

Synopsis: Unable to move on from a breakup, Gabi, a queer Latina freelance editor, impulsively drops into an old job at an underground lap dance party, where she unexpectedly runs into a friend from her past.

Runtime: 13 minutes

Credits
Director & Screenwriter: April Maxey
Producer: Skylar Andrews
Associate Producers: Nava Mau, Lisa Lovaglio
Cinematographer: Melinda James
Production Design: Daniel Ornitz
Casting: Jasmine Gutierrez, CSA
Editor: Steph Zenee Perez
Costume Design: Jaketa Humphrey
Original Composition: Kyle Rodriguez
Main Cast: Marisela Zumbado as Gabriela/Liliana
                      Elaine Whae as Max

With support from AFI Directing Workshop for Women, Will & Jada Smith Family Foundation, Inside Out Film Festival, NALIP, Chicana Directors Initative, and Latino Lens.

Screenings
2022
  • Inside Out Film Festival
  • Outfest Fusion
  • Sundance Film Festival [Premiere]

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