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KING THEODORE LIVE
 
KING THEODORE LIVE
 
World Premiere

Director: Jase Miles-Perez

United States, 2013, 23min
Format: Digital
Festival Year: 2014
Category: Short Narrative
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Crew:  Executive Producers: Dean Throntveit - Producers: Jelayne Miles - Screenwriters: Jase Miles-Perez
Email:  lynne11bpictures.com

synopsis
King Theodore Live is a sci fi comedy set in the modern day, about an alien who comes to Earth to see King Theodore, her favorite band. She first makes contact with the lead singer -- now an accountant floundering through his 20s --by taking over the body of a dead co-worker. In the far reaches of space, the latest vacation trend is Cross Cosmic Bio Tourism, a technology allowing extraterrestrial tourists to inhabit dead bodies on distant worlds. Traveler 5AA77 has waited years for an eligible body to die, and when high-strung CFO Jordyn MacKenzie collapses from a cocaine overdose in her Manhattan apartment, that wait is over. Meanwhile, Hershel Cohen-Bravo (Hershey) is in the midst of a decade-long rut. Stuck in a pattern of hooking up with strangers and slacking off at his dead-end job, he and his co-workers are living lives they never expected. Today, following his latest screw up at work, Hershey is wondering why Jordyn, his boss, isn't picking up her phone.When Hershey and the alien Jordyn meet at a downtown dive bar, they are immediately drawn to each other, recognizing the same feelings of angst and a need for reckless adventure. As they party into the night, Hershey comes to realize that this encounter with the unlikeliest of fans will be the start of something exciting and new.

director
A native New Yorker, Jase Miles-Perez was a member of the inaugural class of Columbia University's Master of Science in Narrative Medicine program. He is a principal in 11B Productions and the writer/director of 11B's first short film project, King Theodore Live, Part One: The Groupie from Space. Jase began his film career as an intern in the locations department of 20th Century Fox's Deception. He soon moved into the publicity department, working under Unit Publicist Cara Leibovitz, whom he worked with on numerous feature films from 2006-2009. In 2007, Jase was a finalist for NBC's Writer's on the Verge Competition. He next worked as the assistant to acclaimed independent Producer/Director Amy Hobby. Jase was also the lead researcher and an additional content writer for Mac Montandon's The Proper Care and Feeding of Zombies: A Completely Scientific Guide to the Lives of the Undead. Jase continues to pursue his interest in the relationship between the arts and medicine, serving as videographer to Columbia's Narrative Medicine department, and he has most recently completed Red Handed, a play about the first blood transfusion experiments.
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