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Prodigy; Screening with Backup Plan

  • Colligan Plaza Theater 1020 River Street Santa Cruz, CA, 95060 United States (map)


(Narrative Feature, 1 hr 18 mins)

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Scheduled to attend: Brian Vidal (co-writer, co-director), Alex Haughey (co-writer, co-director), Howard Vidal (executive producer)  

Synopsis: A psychologist engages a dangerous, young genius in a battle of wits -- unaware of the supernatural power the girl possesses, or that her life hangs in the balance.

Co-Directors Alex Haughey and Brian Vidal's story is a classic "director meets director" tale. They met at USC 10 years ago where they discovered a mutual passion for filmmaking, mirth-making & sandwich-making. After a decade of friendship and collaboration, they decided to take their relationship to the next level... embarking on their first feature film together. Prodigy is that film.

Screening with:

Backup Plan

(Narrative Short, 6 mins)  

Scheduled to attend: Ryan Gallagher (director)  

Synopsis: A man performs a routine back up on his brain only wake up weeks later in a different body and accused of a heinous crime. Meanwhile a political battle rages over the ethics and limitations over the government's ability to access our brains.

Director Ryan Gallagher was born in Phoenix, AZ, raised in Newton, MA, and educated in Santa Cruz, CA, where he studied Film and Music. He currently lives in Brooklyn, NY where he works as a software engineer and makes short films when he can. He has directed over 10 award winning short films. His films focus on the future intersections of technology and humanity.