Guest House (2013 film)

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Film

Guest House is a 2013 short film starring Michael Gross as Lou Wesley, Heather Lind as Julia, Mark Gessner as Lance Wesley, written and directed by Aaron Wolf. Production company: Howling Wolf Productions. Based on true events in Wolf’s life, the film follows Lance Wesley, who lost his job and fiancé on the same day.

Plot

Lance Wesley had a nice suburban upbringing, a beautiful fiancé and a good job running her family company. His fiancé dumps him and fires him on the same day, so Lance is back in his parents’ guest house, where he spent his youth. His father, a tough, self-made man, can't understand why his son won't fight through it. Depressed, Lance convinces himself that life at 34-years-old has already passed him by. Relics from his childhood pay him a visit and they convince him to move forward with his life.[1] Produced by Howling Wolf Productions

Reception

The film premiered at the HollyShorts Film Festival at the TCL Chinese Theatre in Hollywood,[2] and won Best Short at the Uptown Film Festival[3] and the Grand Jury Prize at the Nevada International Film Festival.[4] It has also won Best Director, Best Cinematography, Best Actor, and Audience Choice, amongst others. In 2014, it is scheduled to screen at film festivals across the US.

Cast

  • Mark Gessner as Lance Wesley
  • Heather Lind as Julia
  • Michael Gross as Lou Wesley
  • Angela Gould as Bikini Illustrated Model
  • Michael Robert Young as Trophy Man
  • Sean Allison as Lance's Baby
  • Lori Friedman as Mary Wesley

Awards and nominations

Festival/Award Location Category Recipients and nominees Outcome
Hamilton Film Festival[5] Canada Audience Choice Guest House Template:Won
Santa Fe Film Festival USA Best Short "Guest House" Template:Won
Nevada International Film Festival[4] USA Grand Jury Prize Guest House Template:Won
New York Los Angeles International Film Festival[6] USA Award of Excellence Guest House Template:Won
Uptown Film Festival[3] USA Best Short Film Guest House Template:Won
Best Director - Short Film Aaron Wolf Template:Won
Best Cinematography - Short Film Tim Nuttall Template:Won
Best Actor - Short Film Mark Gessner Template:Won
Best Screenplay - Short Film Aaron Wolf & Dan Wolf Template:Nom
Wild Rose Independent Film Festival[7] USA Best Actor - Short Film Mark Gessner Template:Won
Best Supporting Actress - Short Film Angela Gould Template:Won
Distinctive Achievement Short Film Guest House Template:Won
Distinctive Achievement Director Aaron Wolf Template:Won
Distinctive Achievement Actress Short Film Heather Lind Template:Won
Distinctive Achievement Supporting Actor Short Film Michael Gross Template:Won
Distinctive Achievement Editing - Short Film Guest House Template:Won
Distinctive Achievement Production Design/Art Direction Allison Marx & Kelley Lutter Template:Won
Distinctive Achievement Makeup/Hair Liv Swenson Template:Won
Distinctive Achievement Ensemble Casting - Short Film Guest House Template:Won
Best Cinematography - Short Film Tim Nuttall Template:Nominated
Best Screenplay - Short Film Aaron Wolf & Dan Wolf Template:Nominated
Best Lighting Design Guest House Template:Nominated
Best Visual Effects Guest House Template:Nominated
Best Music - Short Film Guest House Template:Nominated
Best Costumes Guest House Template:Nominated
Best Supporting Actor - Short Film Michael Robert Young Template:Nominated

Other Film Festivals Attended: Pasadena International Film Festival, New Jersey International Film Festival, Sunscreen Film Festival, Charleston International Film Festival, Sonoma International Film Festival, SENE Festival, Art of Brooklyn Film Festival, High Desert Film Festival, Myrtle Beach Film Festival, and Fort Myers Beach Film Festival

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