- Published: 07 November 2012
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About 'Catching Up'
Catching Up is a ten minute short that was shot on 16mm film in Pulaski, Virginia. It is based on Mary’s experiences growing up there, as well as stories she was told about her father’s job as a guard at the county jail.. The jail has since closed, though the building still serves as the offices for the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department. These early memories of meeting inmates, eating with her dad at work, and seeing prison life first hand all helped shape the person that Mary would become. This script has become very personal to her. The project received the Panavision New Filmmaker Grant, and the American University Filmmaking Grant.
Additionally the script has become her most recognized work of fiction. It was a finalist for the DC Shorts Screenwriting Competition in 2010, and it won the Will Interactive Dramatic Short Screenplay competition. It was also nominated for the Visions Award for Best Short Screenplay, and was selected as part of the DC Film Alliance live reading in April of 2010.
The film received the Visions Award for Outstanding Thesis Project in 2011 and an Award of Recognition from the Best Shorts Competition in 2015.
To Read More about the production, visit the film's website here.
Awards and Nominations
Won: Award of Recognition, Best Shorts
Won: Visions Award for Outstanding Thesis Project
Won: Will Interactive Dramatic Short Screenplay Award
Nominated: Visions Award Outstanding Short Screenplay
Finalist: DC Shorts Screenwriting Competition
Selected: DC Film Alliance Live Screenplay Reading
Tom Stone: Thomas Keegan
Martin King: Bo Keister
Suzanne King (Age 16): Elizabeth McAuley
Suzanne King (Age 6): Logan Truesdell
Cinematographer: Jon Malis
First Assistant Director: Jason Fraley
Second Assistant Director: Cody Gallo
Script Supervisor: Jan Sanders
First Assistant Camera: Autumn Moran
Second Assistant Camera: Katie Neff
Casting Director: Vanessa Bradchulis
Production Manager: Anne Coburn
Gaffer: Drew Louis
Best Boy: Silvio Carillo
Best Boy: Colin Foster
Grip: Jeremiah Horan
G&E Production Assistant: Matthew Pickett
Sound Mixer/Boom Operator: Daniel Lerch
Makeup and Hair: Kelley W. Coleman
Art Director and Production Designer: Jason Wicksell
Production Assistant/Smoke Effects: James Dunson
Craft Services/Production Assistant: Cindi Weatherington
Driver: John Goad
Pulaski County Sheriff's Office
Jordan's Chapel United Methodist Church