“Chocolate and Cigarettes” is the short story of Nick, an awkward flight attendant, who, after a long shift, bumbles his way through wooing his beautiful coworker, crashing in the process.
Obsessed with the technicolor musicals from the 40’s and 50’s and with more arthouse filmmakers like Woody Allen, Paul Thomas Anderson, Jacques Demy, Max Ophuls, and Federico Fellini, Dave Tappan’s film has a universal appeal as a story of unrequited love.
Written and directed by Dave Tappan, produced by Tappan / Jackson / Rosenau Production in association with Woodward Original, this short flick stars Michael McCallum as Nick, Alora Catherine Smith as Cassidy, and Jenna Sofia as Mindy, with cinematography by Patrick Dowdle (The Cager (2015), .Some Are Born (2015), For the Birds (2018)).
Said Michael McCall, “I was honored to be Nominated for Best Actor at the 6th Annual Eclipse Awards in GR for this film.”
In its festival run, “Chocolate and Cigarettes” was a Winner of the Short Film Block Cinema Detroit (2018), Multi-Nominee – 6th Annual Eclipse Awards Nominee – Best Narrative Short, Best Director (David Tappan), est Actor (Michael McCallum), Best Cinematography (Patrick Dowdle), Winner – Silver Remy Award – 2018 WorldFest-Houston International Film Festival, Finalist – Blow-Up International Arthouse Film Festival Chicago 2017, NOMINEE – 2017 Movie Maverick Awards – Best Supporting Actress (Jenna Sofia), and a Selection at the following film festivals: 2018 Grand Rapids Film Festival, 2018 Pittsburgh Independent Film Festival, 2018 Los Angeles Short Film Festival and 2018 Cleveland International Film Festival.
Written/ Directed by Dave Tappan
Produced by Dave Tappan, Sean Seabiscut, Alex Rosenau
Starring: Michael McCallum, Alora Smith, Jenna Sofia
Co-Starring: Donnevan DonJt Tolbert, Joe Sfair, Patrick Ceglarek, Beau Bremer, Brianna Mayer, Stevie Ansara
Cinematography by Patrick Dowdle
Edit by Joseph Talbot
1st AD Bret Miller
Production Design by Bad Trip Designs
Art Direction by Pat Bird, Victor Calugar, Jaspar Thewes
Costume Design by Lizzie Kassab
Costume Fabricator Kristine Aubry Balinski
Gaffer Steven VanMaele
1st AC Ryan Sundberg
G&E Kurt Schneider, Blake Brown, Cody Cochran, Spencer Whiteman
HMU Cheyanne Luna
Sound Mixers Andre Bottesi, Nik Drankoski, Cruce Grammatico
Color/DIT Davis Nixon
VFX Jon Mitchell
Post Production Sound Mixer Robin Chan
Music Supervision Nicole Churchill
Executive Producers Dave Tappan, Sean Seabiscut, Alex Rosenau, Jeff Tappan, Tracy Tappan, Crystal Denke Edwards
Associate Producers Nicholas Aaron Stachurski, Stevie Ansara, Luka Divac, Phaedrus Raznikov, Cris Carpenter, Jay Grafft
RED Package provided by Eightfold
In Association with Woodward Original
And many more (too many to list here)… see the film for the full list of credits
To view Dave Tappan’s “Chocolate and Cigarettes“