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Toppled (2016)

An official selection for the Phoenix Film Festival (2017), Toppled stars Film and Television star Tony Amendola and Ayman Samman and is directed by former Arizona Filmmaker of the Year, Paul DeNigris. 


 
 

Directed By: Paul DeNigris

Former Arizona Filmmaker of the year, Paul DeNigris, Toppled is an amazingly crafted short film where the relationship of a countries ruler and its people has strained so far, it led to revolution. Inspired by the recent Egyptian Revolution, the script is crafted well but performed even better by Ayman Samman and famed Hollywood actor, Tony Amendola. 

In my first role as key grip, I had to organize a team where we have to rely on bounces, natural light and worked in 100 degree heat. It was an amazing experience not only to work with a top professional actor, but because it was on my birthday. The departments were easy to manage and it was nice to teach incoming classmates on how to work certain rigs. Most importantly, we got to make a movie for our teacher, our captain. 


Forgot my birthday because I was trying to remember to be cool. 

Forgot my birthday because I was trying to remember to be cool. 

 

Watch our behind the scenes, nine-minute video, for our five-minute short film.