THE STEAK DREAM
Phone: 310.925.4399
Fax: 323.255.2199
E-mail: films@steakhaus.com or nef2u@yahoo.com
www.steakhaus.com
or www.catchadream.tv

 

 

PHASE 5 (8 min)

When is the last time you saw Mink Stole in an infomercial or Honey Lauren as a housewife overdosed on vitamins? Take a trip with these housewives, one that is sure to blow your mind.


WORLD PREMIERE SUNDANCE 2004

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Form: SHORT FICTION • Genre: CULT • Niche: HOMO FRIENDLY

TRT 00 hr : 08 min : 06 sec • Completion Date 12/2003 • Made in the U S A

Exhibition Formats: HD CAM, DIGI BETA & BETA SP

COLOR • Aspect Ratio: 16:9 (Letterboxed) • Sound: STEREO L/R

Screening Copy: VHS

Print shipping and receiving address:
THE STEAK DREAM 5850 W. 3rd St. #222 Los Angeles, CA 90036

Contacts:
STEAK HOUSE • 310.925.4399 • films@steakhaus.com
NEFERTITI STRONG • 310.226.8046 • nef2u@yahoo.com

 

 

Director: SOLOMON BURBRIDGE
Writer: GREG ARDEN
Cast: MINK STOLE, HONEY LAUREN, DIANA BARTON,
TANYA SMITH & NATHAN TORNEY.
Producers: STEAK HOUSE, NEFERTITI STRONG & CAREY ROCKLAND
Co-Producer: DEBRA MILLER
DP: STEVE MACDOUGALL
Production Designer: GREG ARDEN
Costume Designers: CHRISTINA SOLETTI & ROMY SUSKIN
Production Coordinator: JULES NURRISH

Post Production Supervisor: MARISA CLAYTON
Editors: KELLY MCCLEAN & BOBBY ADATE
Sound Designer: BIFF SAUNDERS
Post FX: KRISTA BENSON

 


Mink Stole has been acting in independent films since the late 1960s, and has created such memorable characters as Taffy Davenport in Female Trouble, Connie Marble in Pink Flamingos and Peggy Gravel in Desperate Living. She will be seen this summer as Marge the Neuter in John Waters‚ newest film A Dirty Shame. Other recent film roles include Dottie Hinkle in Serial Mom and the mom in But I‚m A Cheerleader as well as Janice Fine-Pine in Phase 5. She had a recurring role on Nickelodeon's The Secret World of Alex Mack and, in the summer of 2000, was the oldest living woman on MTV as Merna Young on MTV's Spyder Games. On stage she worked with the late Charles Ludlam in the original New York productions of Love‚s Tangled Web and Secret Lives of the Sexists. She performed the role of Autolycus in The Los Angeles Women's Shakespeare Company‚s production of A Winter‚s Tale. She created the role of Jill Johnson in the 2002 San Francisco production of Sleeping With Straight Men and continued the role Off-Broadway in 2003. She writes a syndicated advice column, Think Mink, and, with her band, is developing a new show called All About Me.

 

HONEY LAUREN is an actress, producer and writer. She has performed in over thirty films and twenty-five television shows. Her acting credits include Dracula (Francis Ford Coppola), the title roles in the award-winning Men Cry Bullets and Satan was a Lady (Doris Wishman), ER, and currently has a recurring role on the new HBO series Deadwood (David Milch). Most recently she starred in Phase 5 for Steakhaus Productions. She has written two feature scripts, I Shot Dot and Stranged. The latter is in development at Antic Films. Honey also has written for a number of publications including Femme Fetale and Cult Movies. She currently is collaborating on a short film with the executive producer of the film Secretary.

DIRECTOR
SOLOMON BURBRIDGE has been working in the film industry for 10 years. He gained notoriety as an art director on the stop-motion animated sitcom The PJ's. Elsewhere, he has worked on everything from editing and directing to sound design. He has a recording contract with the highly regarded independent label Tummy Touch (under the name La Rue). In 2003, he also directed a music video, LUV, for Tummy Touch and three trailers for San Francisco's LGBTFF with Steakhaus Productions.

WRITER
GREG ARDEN grew up on the smoggier Los Angeles side of the Orange Curtain. As a youth, he was a go-go boy at Hollywood’s Club Fuck and later San Francisco's Club Jesus. With his creative partner Solomon Burbridge, he wrote and starred in the absurdly dark soap opera, Ugly Parade. His infamous psychedelic lounge opera, The Tony Mangini Show has wowed the seedy underbelly of Portland’s rock scene for five years. In 2003, Arden art directed, edited and wrote for Steakhaus Productions including San Francisco’s LGBTFF’s trailers and the rock video LUV which premiered at LAFF this summer.

PRODUCERS
Steak House started her career as an Independent Producer at the NY Underground Film Festival with the outrageous and groundbreaking short film Lez B Friends: A Biker Bitch Hate Story. Prior to that, she earned a BFA in theater production from USC and worked as Coordinator, AD and UPM on projects including Matrix: Reloaded/Revolutions and several kids’ shows for Nickelodeon, Fox and WB.

Steak's company, Steakhaus Productions, produced the indie classic By Hook or By Crook, a 2002 Sundance premiere and five-time Best Feature winner. The film secured theatrical release from Artistic License, national video/DVD distribution with Wolfe Video and continues to air on the Sundance Channel . Steak has enjoyed a long relationship with Sundance, including the 2004 short Phase 5, starring Mink Stole; Billy’s Dad is a Fudgepacker in 2005; and this year's What I Love About Dying. Steak's films have also screened at major festivals including Tribeca, SXSW and LAFF.

In 2005, Steak produced Che Guevara, starring Eduardo Noriega, and co-produced For the Love of Dolly. Current projects are with director's Josh Evans, Stacy Sherman and Sticky Fingaz and star Vivica A. Fox, Cedric the Entertainer, Teri Garr, Cheryl Hines and Gary Cole.

Former Polygram Mercury recording artist NEFERTITI STRONG is currently producing and directing. Through her production company Dream Catcher, she produced and directed music videos and DVDs for artists such as Nelly, Ice T and Juvenile. As an actor she debuted in Mario Van Peebles’ Panther. Most recently, she partnered with Steak House to form The Steak Dream, producing Phase 5, an Official Sundance 2004 Selection and co-founded Derrty Productions with Nelly and the St Lunatics. Presently she is developing the screenplay, Parrkit, written by Kyjuan of the St Lunatics and the BET comedian Darious Bradford.

CO-PRODUCER
DEBRA MILLER has been involved in many different aspects of theater, television, event and film production in the past 20 years. In addition to acting in film, Off and On-Broadway (Largely NEW YORK-Bill Irwin), touring as a stage manager, and breaking into the film world as the world’s oldest P.A., her most recent forays include production on the Mercedes Benz Fashion Week (NYC/L.A). Most recently she co-produced The Nick Manning Show: An American Porn Star and the Official Sundance 2004 short Phase 5.