Sorting through casting submissions can be an arduous process. To put it bluntly, there's an abundance of garbage out there. Lots of terrible short films, the awful web series, strange thesis films. But every once in awhile, there's an actor or actress who has been involved with a great project. Discovering these diamonds in the rough are what make the sorting process worth it. I recently came across one of those diamonds, a film called Sharp Love, Sharp Kittens - directed by Jon Sajetowski.
The short comedy tells the story of a working-class father who reunites with his estranged teenage daughter. The film has a quirky sense of humor that hovers into absurdist territory. It's refreshing because of its colorful cast of eccentric characters.
Tony (Joe Diomede), the working class father, is a shake-weight user and eats bologna and cheese quesadillas. His next door neighbor Jerry McJagger may be the best use of a shoulder strap baby carrier that I've ever seen in a film. All while poking fun at Brooklyn hipster culture.
A production side-note, I was happy to see the Astoria favorite Queens Kickshaw as a location.
Grab your bologna and cheese quesadilla and watch Sharp Love, Sharp Kittens above.