"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 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

UPCOMING FILM FESTIVALS 2017

 

 

 

 

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