my film - open//

Overview
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Open takes a momentarily look at two relationships that are undoubtedly entwined. Francesca is the lover of Ken, a man married in an open relationship. Krystal, his wife, invites Francesca out for a drink for a "casual" chat. Their encounter will reveal the truth that lies behind this idyllic triangle. It's a tale of love, possession and obsession.

Director Biography - DT Sheridan
Production Photos
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DT Sheridan is a NYC based film director and writer with over 9 years of experience in the industry, working on features, shorts, commercials and music videos in a variety of capacities. He has utilized his collective experiences to improve his skills and knowledge as a director. 
DT directed the critically acclaimed music video THIS IS HOW YOU LOSE HER by the talented Brooklyn artist, Aly Tadros and produced the festival favorite and award winning short film, PICKUP, starring Jim True-Frost and Mandy Evans. His credits also include working with such named talent as Whoopi Goldberg, Amy Sedaris, Lee Tergesen, and Whitney Able. 
Recently DT directed the short film WHITE MAN'S CURSE, which begins its festival run at the CONEY ISLAND FILM FESTIVAL this September. 
DT is currently in pre-production for the short film, BITTERSWEET, a haunting tale about love and loss and is attached to direct two new thriller features, THEY NEVER LEFT and THE LESSON PLAN.

Director statement

OPEN is a beautifully sad story about love and the tangles that it sometimes finds us in. Relationships are complicated and intricate, they are beautiful and painful, and often fraught with hurdles and snares. OPEN takes a momentarily look at two relationships that are undoubtedly entwined. 
When Ilaria first showed me her script, I was enraptured by the piece. Here was, essentially, a first hand account of a very raw, vulnerable, slightly disturbing, encounter. It left me wondering about both women. Who they are, how these relationships came to be, and what was next for each of them. I was deeply drawn to it and to them. So I was honored when Ilaria asked me to helm it with her. I'm thrilled that she saw the spark of connection between me and this film. 
Working on this film with our two, very talented, lead actors, Annie and Ilaria, was a real gift. These incredible women brought their all to the performances. As a director, it's a pleasure when an actor shows up and puts their heart and soul into their performance and I was overjoyed while directing this film. 
Everyone that worked on this film went well above and beyond and I'm grateful to all of them for their hard work, commitment and dedication. We had a really talented team that gave deeply of themselves and it shows. I'm extremely proud of what we created together and I'm looking forward to sharing it with audiences.

Credits

DT Sheridan

Ilaria Malvezzi

Nick Candido

Jamal Solomon

Annie McGovern

Ilaria Malvezzi

James Van Nostrand

Adam Richlin

John Backstorm

Grace Zinnel

Nathan Rodan

Giovanni Spinelli

Elisabeth Gauvey-Kern

Daniel Madoff

Roman Chimienti

Donato Boccia

Yoshi Padilla

Nicholas Valva

Alvin Adadevoh

Aaron Fitzpatrick

Director

Writer

Producer

Director of Photography

Lead Actress

Lead Actress

Supporting Actor

Gaffer

1st AD

1st AP

1st AC

Composer

Original Song

Editor

Sound Mix

Colorist

H&M

Sound

Key Grip

G&E Swing

White Man's Curse, Mommy Mafia, Happy Birthday To Me

Unvoiced

Lust Life, Dating In Retrograde, Prom King 2010, Quantico

"Krystal"                 The Look, Choose, Toute La Vie

"Francesca"            Unvoiced, Little Sicily, Undaunted, Reap

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