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Seventeen-year-old August feels he has to change his looks in order to fit in, ultimately deciding to undergo surgery to change his face and become the "perfect image" of a high-school teenager.



August, 17 anni, sente di dover cambiare il suo aspetto per meglio integrarsi a scuola. Decide così di sottoporsi a un intervento di chirurgia plastica per fare in modo che la sua faccia diventi l’”immagine perfetta” di un adolescente.


Original Title AUGUST
Category Official Competition
Section Y Gen
Tipology Short Film
Duration 16'
Production Year 2007
Nationality USA
Directed by Jay Gammill
Screenplay Jay Gammill
Script Jay Gammill
Director of photography Matt Egan
Editor Franklin Peterson
Production Design Alison Jarvis, Amy Mehlhorn, Rachel Robb Kondrath
Costume Design Harmony Leiker-Deforest
Sound Christian Dwiggins
Music John Samuel Hanson
Main cast Dustin Belt (August)
Najarra Townsend (April)
Daniel Alm (Justin)
Brando Christensen (Brad)
Carissa Capobianco (Tara)
Maggie Kilbourne (Sherry)
Produced by Zak Mechanic, Vero Shamo-Garcia

august regJay Gammill
He is a recent graduate of the MFA Production program at the USC School of Cinematic Arts. Originally from Shreveport, Louisiana, Jay received his undergraduate degree in Telecommunications from Baylor University, where he is a two-time winner of the Baylor Black Glasses Film Festival for his short films HERMOSA and THE RED STRING. Jay's professional interests range from motion graphics and editing to his true love of directing actors. He recently co-edited the award-winning USC documentary BACK TO LIFE and thesis film MY FATHER'S CHINESE WIFE. He has also edited for "E! True Hollywood Story" as well as broadcast commercials for MGA Entertainment, Inc. and recent independent feature HELLO, MY NAME IS CHARLIE. Currently, Jay is fundraising to produce the feature script of AUGUST.


Jay Gammill
Jay ha terminato da poco i suoi studi presso l’Università della California (MFA Production program). Nato a Shreveport, Louisiana, ha studiato Telecomunicazioni alla Baylor University, dove ha vinto due volte il Baylor Black Glasses Film Festival con i cortometraggi HERMOSA e THE RED STRING. I suoi interessi professionali spaziano dalla grafica al montaggio, ma la sua vera passione è dirigere gli attori. Come montatore ha lavorato per “E! True Hollywood Story”, si è occupato di spot pubblicitari per la MGA Entertainment, Inc. e ha partecipato al montaggio del film indipendente HELLO, MY NAME IS CHARLIE. Al momento, Jay sta cercando i fondi per realizzare un lungometraggio basato sulla sceneggiatura di AUGUST.


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