Synopsis

 

A group of twenty-somethings converge over a weekend, only to find their relationships in question as they seek to understand their futures and the world they once knew. From insecurity and addiction—to love, self-awareness and the creative awakening, All We Have Is Now weaves together the lives of friends as they embark into adulthood.

All We Have Is Now is a humanistic narrative feature film that combines comedy, drama and realism. The film explores relationships within the universal themes of identity, fate and empathy. For anyone who has ever questioned their place in the world, the people in it and the people who—consciously or unconsciously—attempt to hold you back, this film is for you.

 
 
 
 

Cast

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Matt Zapata as Mitch

Bella Granato as Jackie

Brandon Stalling as Danny

Nick Plasko as Gerry

April Nelson as Scarlett

Gabriel Caste as JD


Creative

 
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Josh Downing

(co-writer, co-director, producer)

Josh Downing graduated from Oklahoma City University with a B.F.A. in film production. He has written and directed short films that have screened at numerous festivals such as the Boulevard Film Festival, Swedish International Film Festival and the Oklahoma City 48 Hour Film Festival with films “I’m Just There” (2016), “Doncaster” (2017) and “Dragonfly” (2017). He is currently working on his next feature film “I’m Just There” and is writing a feature script he hopes to pitch to Weird Al Yankovic. Downing strives to make films that connect with people through honest and thoughtful storytelling. Some of Downing’s cinematic influences are Joe Swanberg, Hal Hartley, Richard Linklater, Francois Truffaut and Jim Jarmusch.  When Downing is not writing or making films, you can find him rock-climbing, wakeboarding, canoeing and camping. His love for adventure and nature once took him to live in the New Zealand wilderness for three months.

 
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Luke Wittmann

(co-director, producer)

Luke Wittmann is an award-winning cinematographer who studied filmmaking at Oklahoma City University and whose films have screened at festivals including Dragonfly - 48 Hour Film Festival 2017 (nominated Best Director, Best Cinematography, Best Editing, Best Score), Tulsa American Film Festival 2016 (Best Student Cinematography), Swedish International Film Festival 2016, Hollywood International Moving Pictures Film Festival 2016, Boulevard Film Festival, Studio City, CA 2015. Wittmann is interested in creating observational, empathetic pieces that explore the darker shades of human reality. He is currently working on his next feature film project titled “I’m Just There.” Trained as a cinematographer, and heavily inspired by the visual work of Roger Deakins, he seeks to define his work through distinct visual imagery. Few know too, that Luke is a trained ballroom dancer. If you see him at the next festival, be sure to ask him how to do the Tango.

 

Producers

 
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Drew Rosene

(executive producer)

Drew is a native Oklahoman and a graduate of the American Musical and Dramatics Academy in NY, where he spent twelve years performing and producing theater in NY’s second largest outdoor theater company, Hudson Warehouse. Drew executive produced the revival of the variety show Broadway Sessions, as well as contributed various skills to many independent theater companies around the city. Drew has also been an avid writer, producing original works and classical adaptations. Theater/Film credits include producer, director, production designer, cinematographer and a few titles he has worked on include Macbeth, The Tempest, Romeo and Juliet, As You Like It, FaithLES, MisFEST Promotional Video, Youth Services of Tulsa Blank Canvas Benefit Video and Two Lane. Commercial Clients include: PEFIN, the AI Financial Advisor, American Airlines and Dish Network.

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Kara Townsend

(executive producer)

Kara is a graduate of Circle in the Square Theatre School in NY and worked in various technical capacities for Circle in the Square Theatre for over 9 years. During her time in NY, Kara performed in a number of off-off-Broadway productions and films, as well as serving as an Executive Producer and Producer of various projects. Theatre/Film credits include: Monkey (Producer); Dark Passages (Exec Producer); FaithLES (Writer/Producer); Misfest Promotional Video (co-creator, producer, director); Blank Canvas Benefit Video (Producer). Commercial clients include: Pefin, American Airlines, Dish Network. Acting credits include: Faithless, Dark Passages, Gathering Wool, The Frappinos and Sinnerman.

Co-Producers

 

Stephen Sherwood (co-writer, producer) Originally from Tulsa, Oklahoma, Sherwood received his B.A. in English and Creative Writing from the University of San Diego, where he played football. His interests include, writing poetry, singing the blues, and reading works by Melville, V.S. Naipaul, and Whitman. 

 

David Chen (producer) Originally from Shanghai China, Chen moved to the United States in 2009. He attended the University of Oklahoma, and received his B.A. in Cross-Cultural Communication, and his M.A. in Organizational Communication and Leadership Design. He currently attends Oklahoma City Community College pursing a degree in Digital Cinema. David is an active member in the OKC film community and has worked various jobs in the film industry.

 

Michelle Svenson (producer) is a freelance film programmer and independent film distributor. Having studied filmmaking at Boston University’s College of Communications, she has since become an advocate for minority filmmakers getting their images and voices seen and heard. She served as the festival producer, programmer, film consultant and A/V specialist for the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian for ten years until 2010, during which she produced over fifteen film festivals, consulted on numerous film productions such as PBS’s “We Shall Remain” series, to independent productions by filmmakers Albert Maysles, John Sayles and Donald Ranvaud. She has served on several granting and board committees for Native film initiatives, particularly the Tribeca Film Institute’s All Access program and IFP’s Feature Film project. Since 2010, she has dedicated herself to working directly with artists and filmmakers in producing, distributing and marketing their films, through both internet distribution sales and through initiatives such as the International Sámi Film Institute’s Indigenous Film Grant. 


Crew

Jamison Keefover - assistant director/associate producer

Bridget Young - associate producer/2nd assistant director

Matthew Prueitt - director of photography

Liz Hester - production designer

Jacob Keen - gaffer

Casey Marks - 1st AC

Colin Salmonwicz - 2nd AC

Tony Morales - key grip/dolly grip

Tiffany Davis - best boy

Andrew Wager - 2nd assistant director

Jordan Kinman - props master

Ashley Stewart - wardrobe

Gabby Gonzales - hair/make-up

Mia McGlinn - set dresser

Faith Anderson - set decorator

Mike Stamp - sound mixing

Shelby Chapman - boom operator

Ellen Anne Murphy - casting director

Danielle Frost - camera PA

Sarah King - assistant editor

Amara Wilson - wardrobe assistant

Marisa Gershenhorn - animator


Soundtrack

(in order of appearance)

“All We Have Is Now Theme Song”

Written and performed by Dylan Golden Aycock.  

Lyrics by Stephen Sherwood and Grace Babb.

Vocals by Grace Babb.

 

“Metropolis (1927)”

Written by Damion Shade.

Performed by We Make Shapes.

 

“Purple Mess”

Written by Johnny Polgygon.

Performed by  Johnny Polygon.

 

“Fold/Unfold”

Written by  Colourmusic.

Performed by Colourmusic

 

“You for Leaving me”

Written by Colourmusic.

Performed by Colourmusic.

 

“When U Say My Name”

Written by Jacob Abello and Jarod Evans.

Performed by Prettyboy.

 

“Falling for You”

Written by Jacob Abello and Jarod Evans.

Performed by Prettyboy.

 

“Best Man”  

Written by Jacob Abello and Jarod Evans.

Performed by Prettyboy

 

“I Am The Bear”

Written and performed by Horse Thief.