I believe that the most effective comedies are grounded in reality. “You Wish”, based on one of my feature scripts, is as well. It hints at a serious issue that I feel very strongly about: touch deprivation. With this short film, I want to spark a conversation about that condition which has been shown to negatively affect our wellbeing.
Ourdia Hodge grew up in France, and moved to the United States in 2001. She is a comedy and rom-com writer who studied screenwriting through the UCLA Professional Screenwriting Program. Ourdia believes that comedy is a powerful tool for sending a meaningful message to the world without being soap-boxy. Her screenplays have placed in several competitions, including a Grand Prize win. Her career goal is to write, produce and direct entertaining and uplifting content. “You Wish” is her directorial debut.
Brad M. BUCKLIN
Brad M. Bucklin received a Bachelors Degree in English and Theatre from Windham College where he studied with John Irving. After moving to Los Angeles at 25, he worked as an actor for a number of years on such notable shows as One Day At A Time, Waverly Wonders, Wavelength and Jurassic Park. He became a member of Theatre West in the early 80s where he co-produced "The Dodo Bird" and reactivated the writers workshop. He was Production Stage Manager for the West Coast Premier of David Mamet's play "A Life in The Theatre" at the Matrix Theatre, starring Bruce Davison, directed by David Birney and produced by Joe Stern. Brad was a Partner at the Empty Stage Theatre, where he produced the play "Three," which he co-wrote with former Groundling Director Stan Wells and turned into the hilarious screenplay "Sex and the Modern Marriage." He has also produced the critically acclaimed sketch shows "Traditional Female Roles I & II" and Co-Directed "Heart Mummers & Brain Matter," at the Empty Stage. He directed the original one acts "The Eros Thanatos Class" and "Twins" (featuring Kristin Wigg) for the Award Winning Can Festival I & II. His play Mrs. Christmas was made into an Award Winning short film and he has since made over 15 shorts. Currently he is a Producer/Director/Editor of both long form media (After Ever After, El Gran Concierto Mariachi) and short form, including YouTube content (Taradaysnews), Music Videos for Ellee Ven and Protije, short films "An Immigrant's Story" "Lie In Wait," web series "Froommates" and "The Man Inside." For nine years Brad taught taught editing Aesthetics and Story at a Post Production School.
Emmy Award winner Sherri Kauk is a Los Angeles-based cinematographer. She lensed the CBS series "The Inspectors", garnering her Emmy win for Lighting Direction in 2019. She shot the internationally-beloved feature film, LOEV, which was an official Selection at SXSW, Audience Award winner at Frameline and pickup by Netflix. The Hindu called LOEV one of the most visually innovative movies at SXSW. Indie Wire named it as one of the the most underrated films of 2017.
Premiering early 2020 with over 32 million viewers, Season 3 of the Snapchat series "Endless," continues it rich visual palate with Sherri at the helm.
Additionally, Sherri has demonstrated her talents as camera operator on shows like Emmy nominated "Insecure (HBO), "The L Word: Generation Q" (Showtime), "The Chi" (Showtime) and the documentary feature and official Sundance selection "Akicita: The Battle of Standing Rock" for producer Heather Rae.
In 2018, her article detailing the endurance necessary to shoot a weekly TV series was published in American Cinematographer Magazine. She is a sought after speaker at Canon's Live Learning events on cinematography, Shane Hurlbut's (ASC) Hurlbut Academy and The American Film Institute. Sherri graduated from AFI in 2007.
"I am drawn to regular people challenged to deeply understand themselves thru confrontations with others and landscape. This character journey becomes my cinematography."