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Vinyl Child

Vinyl Child

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Based on the true story of Pat and Joe Prosey, "Vinyl Child" is a short film about a couple who raises a doll as their own child.  The film is led by Creed Bratton, who starred on "The Office" for nine seasons, and Patrika Darbo, the recipient of two Emmy Awards.

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MARK OXMAN's (Writer/Director/"Dunbar") last short film was “Sing Along,” which starred Tony winner Alice Ripley (“Next to Normal”), three-time Emmy winner Uzo Aduba (TV’s “Orange is the New Black”), Tony nominee Patrick Page (“Hadestown”), Heidi Blickenstaff (Disney Channel’s “Freaky Friday”), and Myles Erlick who is a Jet in Steven Spielberg’s upcoming “West Side Story."  The short was Academy Award-eligible and ended up being purchased by ShortsTV for its channel on DIRECTV and across Europe.  Oxman is now in development on several projects simultaneously.  Producer Declan Baldwin, who recently executive produced Academy Award winners “Still Alice” and “Manchester by the Sea,” has helped develop a feature film titled “Virtual Strangers” which Mark wrote and is attached to direct.  He has also been developing a fantasy/sci-fi TV series titled “The Darwin Theory” for Howie Mandel’s Alevy Pictures and was hired by producer Harvey Kivel to write a biopic about 1920s Broadway star Libby Holman, a vehicle designed for Lady Gaga.  Broadway producer Benjamin Carl Feldman hired Oxman to adapt a stageplay from a pre-existing film, with which he joined the Dramatists Guild.  His second venture into stage writing, “The Things You Left Behind,” is slated for a staged reading post-COVID.


CREED BRATTON (“Jerry”) has played a fictional version of himself on NBC's Emmy and SAG award-winning The Office for nine seasons, which was one of NBC’s highest-rated shows of all time.  In 2019, the show became Netflix’s most watched series and is considered the most popular series among Americans in the 18-35 demographic.  His time on the show earned him five Screen Actors Guild Award nominations for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series.  A former member of the rock band The Grass Roots, Creed has released eight solo albums in the last few years, including his most release, “Slightly Altered.”  Recent projects include playing Sean Astin’s father in the film, “Hero Mode" and providing the voice of Emerson Black in the wildly popular video game, “Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War.”



PATRIKA DARBO (“Glory”) is a 2016 Primetime Emmy winner for Best Actress Short Format Comedy or Drama for the Internet series, “Acting Dead.”  She currently has a starring role on Amazon’s “Studio City” and she is currently in production as a series regular in “Aunt Cissy,” a continuation of the popular 1960’s series, “Family Affair.”  She most recently had starring roles in the Neflix original film “Puppy Star Christmas,” Lifetime’s “Cradle Swapping,” and she has a recurring role on CBS’s “The Bold & The Beautiful.”  She has appeared on countless series including “The Big Bang Theory,” “The Middle,” “Devious Maids,” “Desperate Housewives,” “Dexter” and she was a series regular on the sitcom “Step By Step” and the NBC daytime drama “Days of Our Lives,” for which she received a Daytime Emmy nomination.  She is a veteran of dozens of films including “Leaving Normal,” “Midnight in the Garden of Good & Evil,” “Daddy's Dyin' (Who's Got The Will?),” “Speed 2,” “Rango,” “Babe” and she is often remembered for her stand-out role in Clint Eastwood's “In The Line of Fire” where John Malkovich infamously proclaimed to her character, "You shouldn't have been from Minneapolis.”  Patrika is currently the Co-Governor for the Performers Group at the Television Academy of Arts & Sciences.


JILLIAN CLARE (“Velvet”) has appeared on both the big and small screen in numerous projects including her double award-winning portrayal of pre-teen Abby Deveraux on NBC’s “Days Of Our Lives” and in the hit Nickelodeon Victorious film “Freak the Freak Out” as Tori's rival, Haley Ferguson.  Recent films include starring roles in “The Kitchen,” alongside Bryan Greenberg and Laura Prepon, plus the recently released faith-based holiday feature, “By God’s Grace.”  Miss Clare also stars in “Alien Abduction” by famed producers Lawrence Bender and Mike Fleiss for IFC, their highest-grossing film to date.  She produces and stars in the multi-award winning teen series “Miss Behave,” as well as currently starring in “Acting Dead,” the first independent series to win a Primetime Emmy.   Jillian’s recent films include “Pretty Broken,” in which she also produced, and “To the Beat! Back 2 School,” where she served as co-star, producer, and director.



MITCH SILPA (“Casey”) has appeared in the films “Bridesmaids,” “Spy,” “The Heat,” “The Boss,” “The Happytime Murders,” “Welcome to Me,” “Along Came Polly,” and “Unforgettable.”  TV credits include “All Rise” (recurring), “Nobodies” (recurring), “Grey’s Anatomy” (recurring), “Will & Grace,” “Rel,” “Comedy Bang Bang,” “Cougar Town,” “Anger Management,” “The Middle,” “Mike Tyson’s Mysteries,” “Curb Your Enthusiasm,” “Ben and Kate,” “2 Broke Girls,” “In Plain Sight” (recurring), “Desperate Housewives” (recurring), “Reno 911!”, and “Gilmore Girls” (recurring).  He created, wrote, and produced the FOX pilot “Amy’s Brother” (co-written with Jim Cashman) as well as sold the pilot “New Dork, New Dork” (co-written with Jim Cashman) to Warner Bros.  He was nominated for a Writers Guild Award for writing on SNL.  He also played David Blaine in the David Blaine Street Magic series which have been viewed more than 50 million times.  He’s a proud alum of The Groundlings of which he was a main company member for 13 years.


JIMMY MATLOSZ (Cinematographer) is a critically-acclaimed, world-renowned cinematographer.  He has shot hundreds of commercials with an incredibly broad variety of styles for clients such as Nike, United Airlines, Sprint, Chevy, Ford, Adidas, New Balance, Budweiser, Miller, McDonald’s, and Burger King.  He recently completed the narrative feature, “F.E.A.R.”  Additionally he lensed the first ever IMAX student film, “The Princess and the Pea” and the IMAX film, “Manatee, the Forgotten Mermaids.”  Along with short films and music videos, he has also shot numerous documentaries including “Who Killed the Electric Car?” and “Better Living Through Circuitry.”  Jimmy has won several awards including the Pro-Max Award for VH1 Rock Honors The Who and has garnered three cinematography awards for his ground-breaking work on the film, “Oedipus,” which premiered at Sundance.  Jimmy has also been the chairman of The Emerging Cinematographers Awards for the past 13 years and is a consultant for up-and-coming filmmakers, as well as for Arri, Dolby Labs, and Panasonic.



TOM WYMAN (Production Designer) began his career working as a set designer and prop stylist primarily in fashion photography.  Some of his commercial clients include Anthropologie, CON-AIR, Marc O’Polo, New York and Co, Moda Operandi, Interscope Records, 18 Bleecker Films, Jamie Monohan Productions.  He’s also worked on editorial contributions for Elle USA, Elle Italia, People Magazine, Porter, Schon, Lui, Risbel, and Zeum.  In the world of film, he’s been production designer on “Echoes of Violence,” “Black and White and Red All Over,” and “See You Then,” on top of numerous shorts.  He’s been production designer on two TV pilots, a handful of commercials, and music videos for Ari Lennox and Cozz.  Tom runs his own design company, titled Tom Wyman Designs.


"Vinyl Child" was acquired by Gonella Productions for international distribution.

Stay tuned for details about its exhibition.



November 6-15, 2020



Studio City Film Festival (TBD)

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