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raymac Written by raymac
Oct. 4, 2013 | 3:22 PM

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ODD BRODSKY to have it’s World Premiere at The Mill Valley Film Festival


The film will screen on Friday, October 4th at 9:30pm with an encore screening (SOLD OUT!) on Saturday, October 5th at the Mill Valley Film Festival.

The idea for ODD BRODSKY was conceived at a film festival in Plymouth, Massachusetts when director Cindy was screening another film near her hometown of Brockton. Cindy and her husband (cinematographer/co-writer) Matthew Irving were contemplating the philosophical paradox of how a person can be so excellent at one thing, and yet compelled to want to do something entirely different. They wondered why inner callings don’t always draw us to the things we are meant to do. Or do they?

Right then Matt and Cindy lay pen to paper and outlined the main story beats for what would become ODD BRODSKY.

The broader themes of the story are taken from Cindy’s life as an aspiring actress who moved to Los Angeles at the age of 22. After realizing it was going to take longer to break into the acting business than anticipated, Cindy created a children’s entertainment company and became a birthday party performer to the stars. Although her company evolved into one of the most successful kids party companies in Los Angeles, Cindy felt stuck in a job she hated. Seven years later she sold the clown business to a talented young actress named Tegan Ashton Cohan. Little did they know that nearly a decade later Tegan would go on to audition and win the leading role of Audrey in ODD BRODSKY!

The nature of Camera One (played by Matthew Kevin Anderson) is not unlike that of Cindy’s husband Matt, who really used to make super 8 films with his dad and brother in the back yard, and “letterbox” his teachers with the rim of his hat in the third grade.

The character of Audrey’s friend Sammy (played by Cindy) is obsessed with a movie she made ten years ago called HELL IS HERE, which is a tongue-and-cheek musical parody of Cindy’s first feature PURATORY HOUSE.

At its core, ODD BRODSKY s really about a woman who feels disconnected with the world and herself, who sets off on a spiritual journey.

ODD BRODSKY features extensive music, with over 80 cues. The score was composed by David Gonzales and incorporates some classical pieces by Vivaldi and Bach with Joe Matzzie on the mandolin, as well as contemporary new pieces and a few parodies. Our songs include an unreleased never-before-heard number by Grammy Nominated, Eric Baziliian of The Hooters called “Precious Little Life”, and well as Dr. Hook’s nostalgic “Sharing the Night Together” which hit #6 on the song charts in 1978. ODD BRODSKY features dozens of complex “real world” visual effects created by Mark Alan Thomas.

After some major setbacks with production sound, Supervising Sound Editor/sound guru Victoria Rose Sampson and her team saved the day.

Audrey (Tegan Ashton Cohan) is a lovable loser who hates her steady desk job. After 11 years she finally musters the courage to quit and sets off to pursue her childhood dream of becoming an actress. There’s just one problem: she not very good at it. But what she lacks in talent, she makes up for in heart. When she meets an aspiring cameraman on the internet (Matthew Kevin Anderson) and moves in with a happy-go-lucky stoner roommate Spuds (Scotty Dickert), the adventure of her life finally begins. ODD BRODSKY is a quirky comedy about following your dreams and finding your bliss.

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Director/Producer Cindy Baer’s debut feature PURGATORY HOUSE screened at 25 festivals, won 12 festival awards, appeared on 5 critics lists for “best film of the year” and was wide released on DVD by Image Entertainment. Cinematographer Matthew Irving has 27 feature credits including the hit romantic comedy WAITRESS (starring Kerri Russell and Nathan Fillian) and WAITING… (starring Ryan Reynolds, Justin Long and Anna Faris) which have both cracked the “top ten” at the Box Office. Four of his features premiered at Sundance over the years.  Sound guru Victoria Rose Sampson is our Supervising Sound Editor. Vickie’s extensive sound credits include over 150 features, which go back to RETURN OF THE JEDI. Her talent was passed down from her trailblazing mother Kay Rose, who was the first woman to ever win an Academy Award for Sound Editing.

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