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Phoenix Rising International Film Festival seeks “to create one of the go-to events for indie short filmmakers.” As noted on Film Freeway, their mission is “to celebrate the art of storytelling, providing a platform where emerging filmmakers can share their unique voices and visions …. It’s not just about watching films; it’s about celebrating excellence in the world of indie cinema.”
At this year’s festivities — which are scheduled from November 4-5, 2023, at the Rich Mix (35-47 Bethnal Green Rd, London) — you’ll find “DON’T CHOKE,” a short film written and directed by Sonny Baez.
In this “dramedy,” Sonny explores “the toxicity, violence and passion surrounding the end of a marriage.” And he depicts a couple’s child-custody battle in a unique way.
For additional information, visit: https://www.priff.co.uk/
Our sincerest thanks to all PRIFF, and a special shoutout to our stellar cast and crew: (Their IG tags follow.)

@markrush28 @chloefreckles @littlelottieluna, Daniel Reed, @albacasabella @seanmulk

Written and directed @sonnybaez97
Producers @lucasaferrara @t.a.nangle @fabricio.brandi @sonnybaez97, Natalia Marian Walls
1AD @_modino
2AD @ilee
DOP @george.tsamis95 @llucmestre
1AC: Jenna Worlin
2AD @mark.lane_
Gaffer @jakubpaczos
Sparks @typical_ianblax @chaimuki
Prod Dsgn @courtneywright95
Art Dir @francesbe__
Costumes @evacreativedesign
Art Asst @marieelisefriedrich88
HMU @classicallystrange @maisiebmakeup_ @chiararamiro
Prod Mgr: Azize Zufle
Prod Asst @mohammedalgosaibi
Chaperone: @lotusgardendesign
Stunts @doooj90
Runners @amrithvijayakumar @seanmulk
Tennis Coach @ahtennis_barnes
Post-Prod Mgr @ilee
Editor @hsinyou.c
Color @matthewogston
Sound Record bogdan.wav
Sound Dsgn @gonzalezcortescesar
Sound Edit: Juan Antonio Pacheco, Alejandro Diaz
Asst Sound Edit: Amairani Galicia
1 Track @moves_johnson
2 Track: Maia Kennon
3 Track @vikervonzogo

This news just choked us up ….

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To view a list of Lucas's other projects, click here: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm11739610/

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