Park Pictures and Terri Timely Reinvent the Wheel with Comedy Short 'Lazy Susan'

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The piece revolves around Susan, dubbed ‘Lazy Susan’ by her demanding family
Park Pictures and Terri Timely Reinvent the Wheel with Comedy Short 'Lazy Susan'International production company Park Pictures and directing duo Terri Timely envision an epic “lazy susan” origin story with a stunning comedic short film. The piece revolves around Susan, dubbed ‘Lazy Susan’ by her demanding family. She can’t be bothered to move much in contrast to her backflipping fast-paced sister ‘Active Annie.’ When a trendy neighborhood self-serve soup joint threatens the family restaurant, it comes to light that many of Susan’s time-saving inventions have some modern purpose, though none more noteworthy than the spinning disc able to pass food around the table -- i.e. the “lazy susan.”

The film commands furniture in-motion to hammer home the titular character’s inherent laziness, juxtaposing the motion of a lazy susan as she slouches in chairs and across couches rotating around a fixed point, much like her inspirational record player and next big invention. In contrast, lightning-speed camera cuts chase her sister as she deftly cleans house and serves dinner, assured and smug in her position as the favorite daughter. Ultimately, with the restaurant saved by the new novelty, Susan’s skill sets are given the recognition they deserve with humorous nods to trends of decades past.

The film bears many of Terri Timely’s stylistic hallmarks and tendency to showcase atypical narratives, resembling such award-winning works as their Geico 'Unskippable' campaign, which garnered numerous industry awards including a Grand Prix win at the 2015 Cannes Lions. Additional film work includes the Avant/Garde Diaries documentary Father Philanthropy (2013), about the master art forger Mark Landis, and the short film Input/Output (2015), which was voted one of Vimeo’s Best of the Year.
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Music : Rob Kieswetter with help from Buzzy Cohen


Edit Company: Union Editorial

Producer: Dani Duhadway

Editor: Christjan Jordan

Post Production / VFX

Post Production Company: Art Jail

Producer: Emily Branham

Flame Artists: Emily Bloom, Chris Sonia

Designer: Ginger Tougas

Executive Producer/Head of Production: John Skeffington

Lead Flame Artist: Chris Memoli

Flame Assist: Hahn Byol Chang, Jeremy Lloyd-Styles

Nuke Artists: Dayung Jo, Alex Harding

CG Artists: Sandor Toledo, Ben Elliott

Graphics and Titles Designer: Tim Haldeen

Title Graphics: Michael Foran

Rigging: Pat Romano & Adam Kedis

Senior VFX Supervisor: Steve Mottershead

Executive Color Producer: Leslie McCartney

Color: Clinton Homuth

Production Company

Production Company: Park Pictures

Executive Producer: Jackie Kelman Bisbee, Lance Acord, Sam Bisbee, Theodora Dunlap

Director: Terri Timely

Producer: David “Lambo” Lambert

DOP: Donavan Sell

Writer: Terri Timely

Production Supervisor: Alyssa Carper, Andrew Chennisi, Ryan Miller


Sound Design: Rich Bologna

Audio Mixer: Ken Mantlo


Casting: Jodi Sonnenberg

Wardrobe stylist: Kelle Kutsuguris, David Kaufmann

Key Grip: Otto Betancourt

Grip: Billy Yriarte, David Lara, Justin Kaid, Ed Ohickey

Gaffer: Benny Buck

Hair Stylist: Liza Coggins, Isaac Prado

Makeup Artist: Liza Coggins, Isaac Prado

"Susan": Monica Hong

"Annie": Julia Morizawa

"Mom": Cathy Chang

"Dad": Roger Lowe

"Grandma": Karen Yum

"Young Cousin": Ian Suh

"Ted Wood": Bill Lee Brown

Boom Operator: Cole Chamberlain, Bryan Wholley

VTM: Howard Van Emden, Evan Johnson

BB Grip: Charlie Ruffner

BB Electrician: Rossmoor Warren

Electricians: Dylan Buck, Michael Pescasio, Will Reid, Chuck Linkes

Art Coordinator: Jodie Halvorson

Propmaster: Rob Horning

Prop Asst.: Aaron Lalaian

Leadman: Jesse Oliver

Driver/Dresser: Scott Myrene

On-Set Dresser: Keith Disciullo

Set Dresser: Jason Holman, Mike Rodriguez, Axel Moeller

Special Thanks: Park Pictures LA, Park Pictures NYC, Great Wall Chinese Restaurant, Rodric David, Jacqueline Carroll, Raphaelle Baux, Anne Bobroff, Alex Fisch, Virginia Williams

Genres: Comedy

Categories: Short films, Short Films and Music Videos

Press Kitchen, 9 months ago