"Not All Who Wander are Lost"

 

LOGLINE

A suburban housewife and mother suddenly finds herself VULNERABLE, HOMELESS AND LOST in downtown Los Angeles.

SYNOPSIS

A universal story of love and human connection, Chocolate delves into the heartbreaking issue of Eve (piercey dalton), a mother who is suddenly separated from her daughter due to the unforgiving nature of EARLY ONSET Alzheimer’s. Alone, lost and vulnerable in the streets of Downtown Los Angeles, she struggles to find her way home until a trigger brings the past into full view.

Chocolate continues to earn accolades and awards from film festivals and entertainment critics. It is proudly endorsed by Alzheimer’s Greater Los Angeles. The short film is written and directed by Thiago Dadalt and produced by D. Ellen Miller Productions. For updates, please check us on Facebook and Instagram. 

Chocolate is eligible for the 2017 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ Live Action Short Film category.

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AWARDS

        - Best fiction short film 2017

 

       - most Impactful short film 2017 

 

      - BEST DIRECTOR - thiago dadalt  

      - BEST DRAMA - Thiago Dadalt & Dru Miller 

 

      - Winner BEST US SHORT 2017 - THIAGO DADALT & DRU MILLER

 

     - WINNER BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY  - Andre Chesini

 

     - WINNER FILM HEALS AWARD - “This award is given to filmmakers that use the power of film to promote peace, justice, equality, and humanity. A film that has the unique ability to raise awareness and bring change”.

 

      - WINNER BEST DRAMA - DRU MILLER & THIAGO DADALT  

      - WINNER BEST ACTRESS- PIERCEY DALTON

 

      - WINNER BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS - AMY ARGYLE

    PAST FESTIVALS and events 2017

     

     

     

     

     

          - took place August 10-19 at the TCL Chinese theater and Harmony Gold in los angeles, california.   

     

           NOMINEE: 

          - BEST ACTRESS - Piercey Dalton

     

            - AT THE FAMOUS LANDMARK THEATER IN BEVERLY HILLS. 

    CAST AND CREW

     

    Executive Producer  

    Dru Miller

     

    Produced by

    Dru Miller  / Andre Chesini  / Thiago DaDalt

     

    Written and Directed by  

    Thiago DaDalt

     

    Photography Director

    Andre Chesini

     

    CAST

    PIERCEY DALTON as Eve

    JOAO BOUNASSAR as Lewis Brown

    AMY ARGYLE as Janet

    Talia Bacha as Ellen

    Torrey Goldman as Janet’s Daughter

    Justin Andrews as Hollywood Blvd. Father

    Valentina Letuchaya as Hollywood Blvd. Daughter

     

    CREW

    First AD – Ekin Ergen

    Costume Design - Erin Seelert

    Production design - Traci Hays

    Makeup / Hair  – Bruna Nogueira

    Music Composer – Jimmy Hammer

    Sound mixing – Jimmy Hammer

    Sound mixing – Garry Zacuto

    Sound Recording – Eric Rosas

    Sound Design – Milton Miné / Wallace Schmidt

    Graphic design / Color – Ricardo Ariel

    Key PA - Ruby Garson

    PA - Eric Gindele

    PA – Ben Grant

    PA – Giselle Claudino

    CP – Damaris Pinheiro

    Script Supervisor - Meghan McBain

    Storyboard Artist - Ramil Rafikov

    Edting by - Thiago DaDalt

     

    CAMERA DEPARTMENT

    1st AC/ DIT  - David Okolo

    1st AC/ DIT - Joshua Hill

    Camera PA - Chris Roach

    Gaffer - Ryan Rodgers

    Key Grip - Robert Quinn

    BTS photos and videos – Marcos Daniel Ferreira

     

    EXTRAS as HOMELESS

    Travis Clinton

    Cesar Mondragon

    Louie Pozos

    Alander Big Aj Pulliam

    K. Yada

    Jill Sheimo

    Rick Trevisani

    Leaura Macclain

    Dainel Riveira

    Briana Beime

    Omar Batiste

     

    SPECIAL THANK YOU

    Dawnella Trammell

    Jill Hammer

    Jimmy Hammer

    Milton Miné

    Sunny Vachher

    Beth Strom

    Kara Bonela

    Hollywood casting and Film

    Lamp community Downtown L.A

    Epic Dragon - RED camera

    Alzheimer's Greater Los Angeles

    imdb

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    FILM REVIEW

     

    • UK Film Review - “A somber story told beautifully, Chocolate is a short film that knows how to push the right buttons, without losing its grip on the visual style it maintains throughout.” - READ THE FULL REVIEW

    • UTAH FILM FESTIVAL AND AWARDS - ”Thiago Dadalt deserves every praise for this well-written story and brilliantly directed film. Chocolate is what makes the idea of watching films indispensable.” - READ THE FULL REVIEW

    • Award winner cinematographer andre chesini - "With a cinematographer like Chesini on the scene, one can only imagine the calibre of content that he will continue to bring to the industry." - READ THE FULL REVIEW