Vegas Productions, LLC a New York City based company.
Contact: Jeff Goldstein 917-570-0158
“THE LILAC PAPERS”
“He made a decision…now he has to live with it.”
A 32 year old man is dying of cancer and his mother Jean,
his wife Debbie, his sister Anne & his brother Matt,
struggle to maintain their own emotional stability as they
watch each other fall apart.
& CREW BIOS
(The Wife) STEFANIE BLACK, a recent graduate
from NYU's Tisch School, Undergrad Drama. NYC theater: American
Theater of Actors(Liz Swados's KASPAR HAUSER), Urban Stages(Yerma),
The Lion Theater(Inappropriate) Regional credits: Williamstown
Theater Festival(Ubu the King, A Drama, The WTF Cabaret),
The Mainstreet Theater(Godspell and Smokey Joes Cafe) Film
and Television credits: Medical Detectives, Ellipsus U.(animated
series), Nihilistic Chick(Coney Island Film Festival, Trigger
STreet productions short film festival) She has also studied
at the Institute for Contemporary Art in London.
JEAN (The Mother) STEPHANIE BRAXTON
was born in Boston and migrated at a tender age to Havana,
Cuba, where she grew up during the Revolution. She finished
her schooling in Massachusetts, with a theatre degree from
Smith College. She intended to go on to law school but was
sidetracked by an offer from Helen Hayes to join her repertory
company for a season in Hamilton, Bermuda. She worked happily
in regional theatres ("Chapter Two" at Royal Poinciana
Playhouse and the Dennis and Falmouth Playhouses; "Vanities"
at the Coconut Grove; "Twelfth Night" at Syracuse
Stage; "The Misanthrope", "Play's the Thing"
and "Playboy of the Western World" at Stonybrook
Playhouse; "Private Lives" and "Man and Superman
at Richmond Museum Theatre), dinner theatres ("Come
Blow Your Horn" in Dallas and "Star Spangled Girl"
in Houston, Texas), and in New York ("Coocooshay"
at The Public, "Othello" at The Actor's Studio
and various workshop productions). She was seen in the film,
"Death Wish" with Charles Bronson and numerous
commercials and soap operas (Laurie on "Secret Storm"
where she was responsible for defrocking a priest; Tara
on "All My Children" where she couldn't make up
her mind between Chuck and Phil; Winter on "Edge of
Night" where she tried to hide her pornographic past
from her D.A. fiance by homicidal means. Stephanie has guested
on such shows as "Hill Street Blues", "The
Jeffersons", "Dallas" and others, and as
a series regular on "King's Crossing". While in
L.A., she discovered writing was like playing ALL the parts!
She has won several Emmys and Writer's Guild Awards for
her work on daytime television (General Hospital, As The
World Turns, One Life to Live, Guiding Light, Search For
ANNE (The Sister) SARA BRIANS,
most recently, danced in the ensemble (Swing, Asst. Dance
Captain & Phyllis u/s) of the Tony Award Winning Broadway
Revival of 42nd Street. She has also performed with the
World Famous Radio City Rockettes, including appearances
on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, The Donnie and Marie
Show, The Today Show and The Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade.
Her tap sounds have been recorded for both the 42nd Street
Commercial, directed by Nigel Dick, and for a Crest Commercial.
Sara played a USO dancer in the film Proud, the first project
of Tommy Hilfiger's Production Company, THEntertainment
and based on Mary Pat Kelly's book and documentary Proudly
We Served. She also appeared in an independent short film
directed by Ron Daniels, entitled, Sana Que Sana.
talks to Anne.
(The Brother) JEFF GOLDSTEIN is the Founder/President
of Joey Vegas Productions, and “The Lilac Papers” is his
first stab at writing & producing. Seen as Alex, Samantha’s
next door neighbor on “Sex and The City” and as a recurring
Station Sgt. on Law & Order:SVU, Jeff recently completed
the film “Death by Committee”, where he stars opposite Tovah
Feldshuh (“Golda’s Balcony” currently on Broadway). Jeff
also has a long list of professional theatrical credits
including: Guys and Dolls, The Lisbon Traviata, Peter Pan,
and Sexual Perversity in Chicago; and has been seen on the
stages of: Southland Civic Opera Association, NYS Theatre
Institute and Capital Rep. Jeff coaches under Austin Pendleton
and is currently working on his second screenplay, a full
feature for Julia Roberts. (She just doesn’t know it yet).
It’s New York City circa 2004, a secretary who is told by
God she is the reincarnated Mary Magdalene. Add a group
of European Nuns searching for her, and some bad guys…and
you have “Mary’s Dilemma”
DIRECTOR LERTSIRI BOONMEE, an Thai Independent
Film Maker, his short film “THE OTHER HALF”, was seen in
the 2003 New York International Independent Film Fest. He
has an education background in both NY (Bronx Science and
The New York Film Academy) and in Thailand (ABAC ST.Gabriels
University) and applies his knowledge of Advertising and
cinematography into his creativeness. Works of his include
Film production, TV News Director and Editor, Video Games
Production and Music Composer.
SOUND DESIGN/BOOM OP CHRISTOPHER BOLDON,
has produced, performed and directed several stage shows
and films. A graduate of the University of Minnesota, he
has appeared inprofessional productions of such shows as
Little Shop of Horrors, 13, and Bloomer Girl and in Revolution
Studio’s Anger Management starring Adam Sandler & Jack
Nicholson. He produced the acclaimed Raw Footage for the
New York International Fringe Festival, and directed Stage
II’s production of Stephen Metcalfe’s Strange Snow. As an
editor, Christopher has worked on independent films such
as Missing Alison, Hot As You Can Take It, and The Karate
Coordinator. He teaches Final Cut Pro for Apple Computers
and lives in Brooklyn with his wife.
EDITOR/GRAPHIC ARTIST CHRISTOPHER BOLDON
ASSISTANT EDITOR SARA ANNE BOLDON
MUSIC COMPOSER & PERFORMER SIMON BARBER
BOOM OP/STUNT DRIVER SAMUEL VANAMBURGH
AND MANY SPECIAL THANKS TO:
Ed & Arlene VanAmburgh, Julie VanAmburgh, Zack VanAmburgh,
Mark R. Weaver, Dr. R.J. Parrotta, Austin Pendleton, Noel
Rapisarda. This film was shot under a SAG contract.
based on actual people and true situations, the events in
this screenplay were taken totally from the imagination
of the writer, and under no circumstances indicate the resulting
behavior of the individuals.”
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