Taffy Was Born

a film by David Giardina

Film Credits

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CAST:

 

Verid…………………………..……Scott Mitchell Kelly

Aunt Min……………………………Madalyn McKay

Fr. Fell………………….……………David McDaniel

Cecilia………………….…………….Lisa Sharpe

Bernice……………….………………Melissa Guion

Charles……………………….………Michael Rosenthal

Grace……………………………..…..Sharon Paige

Marge…………………………..…….Stephanie Schwartz

Mabel………………………..……….Misti Tindiglia

Ty………………………………….....George Trahanis

Mayor Perry…………………….…..Gary Theroux

Hank………………………….….…..Shawn Davis

Mara………………………….….…..Kristina Zito

Joyce……………………………..….Felicia Pensiero

Roy………………………………..…Drew Odegard

Pharmacist…………………….…….Elli Fordyce

Little Verid………………………….Kevin Schacht

Little Cecilia………………………...Britney Gianquiti

Verid’s Father…………………….…Mike Herold

Verid’s Mother……………………...Amy Skarb Herold

Cecilia’s Mother…………………….Kathy Schacht

Operator’s Voice……………………Norma Sherman

Receptionist………………………….Alexandra Carlson

Stan…………………………………..Timothy Bouldry

Shopper……………………………….Rolf Beyer

Man in Photo…………………………William Charles Murphy

Min’s Guests………………………….Paul Varkala

                                                          Emily Varkala

Churchgoers…………………………..Flo Fletchner

                                                          Linda Brynildsen

                                                          Jean M. Giardina

                                                          Aldo Giardina

Lectors…………………………………Juliet Sunara

                                                           Deb Julia

                                                           John McElwee

Altar Boys……………………………...Mark Theroux

                                                            Rick Theroux

Newspaper Clerk…………………..…..David T. Crowe

Young Raefists……………………..…..Michael Stewart

                                                            Sharon McMillan

                                                            Jon Carr

                                                             F. Sarah Maxwell

 

Ambulance Crew…………………..…..Joe Pagnano

                                                            Morgan Bennison

Well Wishers…………………………...Cortlandt Hull

                                                            John Barducca

                                                             Fr. Cyprian Murray

Insurance Ad…………………………....Eileen McNeil

                                                             Bill McNeil

                                                             Ryan McNeil

Taffy…………………………………..….L.B. Blue

 

 

DIRECTOR………………………..…...David Giardina

DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY…...Keith Andrews

SOUND OPERATOR………………..…Michael Cabelin

CAMERA ASSISTANT…………………MORGAN BENNISON

ART DIRECTOR………………………..Rolf Beyer

COSTUME CONSULTANT…………….Rosemary Ponzo

COSTUME COORDINATOR……...…..Jennifer Kim

Script Consultant…………………..………Anne Durante

FILM EDITOR/COLOR CORRECTION….Joe Vassallo

SOUND DESIGNER/MIXER……………..…Jonathan Chambers

ASSISTANT EDITOR………………………..Joseph DiCaprio

TITLE DESIGN………………………………John Vondracek

TECHNICAL SUPPORT…………………….Lamar Douglas

                                                                     Ron Stevens

                                                                     Timothy Bouldry

 

Edited at Interflix Studios, NYC

Avid Technology

Shot on Canon XL1S

Recorded with Sennheiser Microphones

 

LOCATIONS:

Paul and Emily Varkala

Aldo and Jean Giardina

Russell House, Wesleyan University

Russell Library, Middletown, CT

Knight People Bookshop, Middletown, CT

Train Station, Meriden, CT

Train Station, New Haven, CT

Train Station, Yonkers, NY

Mr. and Mrs. Vincent Amato

Nightingale Inn, Earlton, NY

Godfrey Genealogy Library, Middletown, CT

All Saints Church, NYC

 

Holy Innocents Church, NYC

Our Lady of the Scapular/St. Stephen Church, NYC

Wilson and Linda Reimer

First Baptist Church, Middletown, CT

Liberty Helicopter Tours, NYC

Model Railroad Club, Union, NJ

The Prince George, NYC

Allegheny Associates, NYC

J. Leon Lascoff & Sons, Inc., NYC

Police Department, Middletown, CT

Police Department, East Haddam, CT

Gary and Joan Theroux

John Wallner

Warren and Vivian Ehlers

Michelle Snow

Middlesex Mutual Assurance, Middletown, CT

 

ACCOMMODATIONS:

Oddfellows Playhouse, Middletown, CT

Michelle Snow

Aldo and Jean Giardina

 

CONTRIBUTORS:

Aldo and Jean Giardina

Anne Durante

Scott McNulty and Neal Fox

Chalmers “Chum” Dale

Rolf Beyer

David McDaniel

New Guida’s Restaurant, Middlefield, CT

 

THANKS TO:

Nancy Doane

Hunter Ambulance Service, Meriden, CT

Bill McGovern

Officer Craig Mansfield

Officer Mike Hassett

Sgt. Sean Moriarty

Phil and Susan Ragusa

Scott McNulty and Neal Fox

Alamelu Narayanaswamy

Peter Ezzard

Joe Leale

Nancy Albert

 

Emile Deleon and Melissa J. Vivagatz

Harbor Park Restaurant, Middletown, CT

THANKS TO CONTD.

The Cabin Restaurant, Meriden, CT

“The Isolation Generation”

           by Dean Anderson

Peter Van Derrick

Bill Bright

Odd’s Costume Rental, NYC

Robert Carney

 

Original Music Composed By

Igor Dymkov

 

Music Recorded , Mixed and Mastered By

Alex Kosyakov

 

Assistant Recording Engineer

Alex Stulov

 

Computer Engineering by

Serge Dymkov

 

Music Editing

Alex Kosyakov and Igor Dymkov

 

Technical Support

Konstantin Genis

 

“Vorspeil” composed by

Frederick Grant Gleason

 

“Vorspeil” Light Jazz Version Performed by

Pyramid

 

“Silent Night” Composed by

Franz Gruber

 

“Christmas Carol” Composed by

Frederick Grant Gleason

 

“For All The Saints” Composed by

R.W. Williams

Lyrics by W. How

Performed by All Saints Catholic Newman Center Choir

Directed by Joe Brown

 

“Agnus Dei” Composed by

Georges Bizet

 

“Memories” Composed by

Egbert Van Alstyne

Lyrics by Gus Kahn

Sung by David Giardina

 

MUSICIANS:

Piano/Organ………………………………..Gallina Dymkov

                                                                 Igor Dymkov

Voice……………………………………..…Vicki Kosyakov

Violin…………………………………….…Juliya Hess

                                                                 Eva Liebhaber

Viola………………………………………..Gor Hovhannisyan

Cello……………………………………..….Ryan Swigert

                                                                  Eric Richardson

                                                                  Derek Stein

Bassoon…………………………………..…Mikhael Koslov

Clarinet/Alto Saxophone………………….Igor Dymkov

Trumpet………………………………….....Bryon Bijonowski

Guitar/Bass………………………………….Alex Kosyakov

Drums/Percussion…………………………..Serge Dymkov

 

All Music Recorded at IDP Studio, AZ

 

“Mystic Bowls – Temple Sounds” Composed by

Emile Deleon and Joe Teixeira

Recorded at Sound Situations, Glastonbury, CT

Mastered at Ear Mastering by Scot Metcalfe

knightpeople@email.msn.com

 

Characters and events in this photoplay are fictional and similarity to actual persons living or dead is purely coincidental.

 

Filmed entirely on location in Connecticut, New York and New Jersey.

 

Copyright 2004 David Giardina/Synchronicity Pictures

All Rights Reserved