BOTTLED is a humorous look at the ups and downs of life for three friends whose real-world problems - unemployment, apathy, love, marriage and even death - are only confronted when under pressure.
Mitchell (Brett Robert Culbert), a quiet young-professional, has just finished his annual visit home for the holidays. While bumming a ride to the airport from Derek (Ryan Cooper), the only friend left in their small town, Mitchell learns his flight has been cancelled. Forced with the prospect of spending another day in a town that never seems to change, the pair try to reconnect with old friends.
After hearing tragic news regarding their high school pal Tripp (Tye White), Mitchell and Derek decide to track him down and cheer him up, with the help of a van full of booze. But when things don't go as planned, these three friends will be forced to do the unthinkable - deal with each others' problems.
Also starring Jennica Chavez and Dave Calabro. Directed and Produced by Thadd Williams from an original screenplay by Peter Dorne. Edited and Produced by Michael Sohcot. Photographed by Luke Hanlein.
Sometimes being trapped is the greatest liberation.
2012, 27 minutes, HD, Color.
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False Start Films
Formed in 2010 by director/producer Thadd Williams, False Start Films is an independently-operated company based in Hollywood specializing in film and new media production. BOTTLED marks False Start Films' inaugural production. The company will produce music videos, short films, commercials and webisodes throughout 2012. A feature film is in development for Q3 2013.
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About Thadd Williams
Thadd Williams is an award-winning film director and producer based in Los Angeles, CA. He directed his first feature film, THURSDAY, while attending Emerson College in Boston, MA. The film was crowned "Best Long-Form Video Production" at the college's 26th Annual EVVY Awards, and later went on to win the "Best Student Feature Film" award at the 2007 Bluegrass Independent Film Festival in Lexington, KY.
Since moving to Los Angeles, Thadd has collaborated with many up-and-coming filmmakers, as well as working as a website developer for small businesses and independent artists. He formed False Start Films to create unique narrative projects that engage, entertain and educate viewers.