Winner: Best Actor Female Feature - Queens World Film Festival 2014
Winner: Best Screenplay Award - BendFilm Festival 2013
Winner: Audience Favorite Narrative Feature Award - Northwest Filmmakers' Festival 2012
By Invitation Lone Star Film Festival 2013
Official Selection Ashland Independent Film Festival 2013
Official Selection Cinema Pacific Film Festival 2013
Synopsis: A married mother of two, unexpectedly pregnant with her third child, answers the phone to hear a voice from her distant past. Against the backdrop of various subjects - his narrow escape from a sinking fishing vessel, her deep loneliness as a parent, their shared and complicated history - the 80-minute conversation reveals the deeper stories of their selves, at the same time it explores universal questions: What does it mean to be a good person and to live your life well? How do you keep your disappointment in—and envy for—another person's life choices from standing in the way of your love for her or him? Is it possible to forgive betrayals of the past as you commit one in the present?
Written and Directed by Steven Doughton
Tina Holmes - T.C.
Matthew Del Negro - Danny
Dorie & Larry Vollum
Mike Wheeler & Linda Brown
Douglas F. Cooley Memorial Art Gallery, Reed College
Producer - Ike Martin
Producer - Kevin Sullivan
Producer - David Cress
Casting - Bill Bailey
Editor - Lindsay Utz
Production Designer - Joanna Bean Martin
Cinematographer - Starr Whitesides
Score - Ben Darwish
Tina Holmes began her film acting career with Edge of Seventeen playing the starring role of Maggie (1998). She followed that with 30 Days (1999), Prince of Central Park (2000) and Half Nelson (2006) and most recently A Good Funeral (2012). She has been featured in several present day television series such as Leverage (2011), House M.D. (2011) 24 (2001), Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999), Invasion (2005), CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (2000), Third Watch (1999), and in a recurring role as Maggie Sibley on the HBO original series, Six Feet Under (2001) during the fifth and final season. Holmes studied at Yale University, the Sorbonne in Paris, and Brown University, where she earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Comparative Literature.
Matthew Del Negro’s recent roles include Nick Hurley on United States of Tara, Bram Howard on The West Wing, and Brian Cammarata on The Sopranos. He played opposite Vincent D’Onofrio and Uma Thurman in Chelsea Walls, directed by Ethan Hawke, and played Claudia Schiffer’s fiance in the Luis Mandoki short film Meeting Genevieve. Matt played FBI Agent Oliver Peterson on Guiding Light as well as a crucial character in the pilot episode of Darren Star's The $treet working beside Tom Everett Scott.
Steven Doughton is a writer and director from Portland, Oregon. He studied drawing and painting in college and in 1983, moved to New York’s East Village where he soon began making short films. In 1986 Doughton and artist David Wojnarowicz collaborated on the short film Around Clown. Doughton has directed music videos for Aphex-Twin, The Voluptuous Horror Of Karen Black and Marianne Nowottny. He was a cinematographer for Iara Lee’s documentary Modulations and has shot music videos for Iggy Pop, Blonde Redhead, Pavement, and Alan Vega. In 2011 he directed the music video for No One Is (As I Are Be) from Stephen Malkmus And The Jicks’ album Mirror Traffic. Buoy is his first feature-length movie.