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CHARRED
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CHARRED
 
NY Premiere

Director: Michael Chmiel

United States, 2012, 20min
Format: Digital (screening) - HDV (shooting)
Festival Year: 2013
Category: Short Narrative
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Cast:  Amber Swenson, Michael Chmiel, Michael Nathanson, Dan Renkin
Crew:  Executive Producers: James Sheldon, Gladys Chmiel, Kelli Joan Bennett, Frederick Ostrander - Producers: Michael Chmiel, Pamela Kramer - Screenwriters: Michael Chmiel - Cinematographer: John Carr - Editor: John Carr - Composer: Darius Holbert
Email:  michaelchmielnycgmail.com
web:  www.charredthefilm.com

synopsis
Dissatisfied with the inertia of her life, Susan struggles to reignite a fire in her heart, and discovers kindling in the most unlikely and dangerous of ways. As her penchant for pain threatens to consume her entire world, Susan must confront whether to let everything she knows, including her marriage and personal safety, go up in flames...'Charred' weaves together themes of self-harm, sensuality, surreality and drives towards pleasure and destruction.

director
Michael Chmiel is a producer, actor, writer and director. Selected Film/TV acting credits include The Inevitable Defeat of Mister and Pete, Martha Marcy May Marlene, William Vanderbilt in The History Channel's upcoming The Men Who Built America, The Zombie Chronicles, Terrifier, ESPNís The Bronx is Burning. Michael has also appeared in dozens of classical theater productions. He is a member of Resonance Ensemble's Artistic Ensemble and holds an MFA from San Francisco's American Conservatory Theater. Charred is his film directorial debut. Michael lives in Astoria, NY.
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