Perfect Excuses is a short film about a man who meets a woman at a bar, walks her to the front door and pleads desperately to get in.
This film was written and test shot in 2009. However, it wasn't until 2011 that I met Andre Hereford who helped me revise the script and film it. Along with myself, Melanie Torres is the actress.
The entire film was shot in front of Andre's home.
We finished the last scene at 4:47am right before dawn.
Melanie and I are trained salsa dancers who used to dance at the Copa together.
The original score used was a Cha Cha Moon River by Henry Mancini.
The crying baby is my daughter. She was only 3 months at the time and was not on set.
Phil - Jai Catalano
Michelle - Melanie Torres
Baby Crying - Anjali Catalano
Written by Jai Catalano
Directed & Edited by Andre Hereford
Camera - Billy Striebe
Sound/Grip - J.R. Heffelfinger
Hair - Vinny Marano
Make Up - Desiree Dicupe
Set/Publicity Stills - Mahkyle Catalano
Music "Love in Indigo"
Composed by Eugene Cho
Performed by Escort
Shot on location in Brooklyn NY
Special Thanks to
Cesar Boggiano, Vivian BonVivant, Alexis Suarez, Jay, Pat & Ringo, Eugene Cho, Matt Shneider and Jaxon & Anjali Catalano
Link on IMDB.com
There are 3 things I can't change... my 2 kids, my 1 wife and my 0 rights.