As stated in previous posts the original 3rd part of this trilogy of short films was called One Too Many Smiley Faces that I wrote in a college script writing class. Our florist/detective in that film was investigating an LGBT related murder/murderer at a hotel. Because Bitchin’ was only partially filmed and butchered I believe I just decided to give up until 1999. I decided to take a different route and made a short film that was an improvised character study of the nerd I played in the first film, Life is a false reality, named Ronald Backenbaum. Same character I might add I used when I auditioned for John Water’s Hairspray in 1987. I devised a general plot outline and wrote backstories for all the characters. I then had each actor randomly choose a character and come up with how they planned to act within a half hours time. My Mom played the reporter, she was the only person in the film with a script to follow. My Dad makes an appearance as well as the guy who was on a spaceship. The only time both my parents acted in a film for me together. Degg Fin appears at the end as the owner of a comic shop. Sorry again for the sound quality, and for some reason it’s slightly out of synch as well.
This film played to a receptive crowd at the 2000 version of Allentown’s Mayfair Festival of the Arts.
Remembering Ronald (1999)