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UNDER WATER
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UNDER WATER
 
Queens Premiere

Director: Bryan Fitzgerald & Valery Lessard

Canada, 2015, 14min
Format: Digital (screening) - RED (shooting)
Festival Year: 2017
Category: Short Narrative
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Cast:  Bryan Fitzgerald, Valery Lessard, Andrew Gelles, Nicholas Avenue, Yanil Molina, Roger Casey, Ryan George
Crew:  Executive Producers: Bryan Fitzgerald - Producers: Bryan Fitzgerald, Valery Lessard, Monica Palmieri - Screenwriters: Bryan Fitzgerald - Cinematographer: Sharif El Neklawy - Editor: Justin Ho
Email:  bryanfitzgerald14gmail.com
web:  underwaterthefilm.com

synopsis
A susceptible teenager, in trying to escape the tumult of his home, drowns himself in alcohol, drugs, and parties. Based on a true story.

director
Bryan Fitzgerald is an actor, writer, and filmmaker, originally from Long Island, NY. Bryan has recently completed his directorial debut short film "Under Water." In recent years, Bryan has appeared in “Law & Order,” starred in award-winning short films including "Pablo on Wheels" with Luis Tolentino and directed by award-winning filmmaker Brett Sorem; and "Hypebeasts," produced by Gigi Dement ("God of Love," 2011 Oscar-winning live action short). He made his NYC off-Broadway debut in 2011 in the original play "The Bus," written and produced by filmmaker Jim Lantz. Bryan's goal is to be a part of creating meaningful and inspiring films. Valery Lessard was born in Montreal, Québec, and has trained in Theater, Film, and Art Design in Montreal and New York City. In Montreal, Valery studied with Jacqueline McClintock and Rita Lafontaine. She moved to New York City to continue her studies, and completed the 2-year Program at the Neighborhood Playhouse. Valéry has appeared in numerous independent films, such as “Let’s Not Panic” (Official selection of Tribeca Film Festival 2015), “After Midnight” which she also co-wrote and co-produced, and stage plays such as “Chamber Music,” under the direction of Harold Baldridge. She produced and co-directed her first short film, “Under Water,” written by Bryan Fitzgerald. She currently has two feature film scripts in development, and a short film in post-production. Valéry strives to do work that supports important causes, makes a difference, and inspires her and others.


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