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Tony Ducret's Short Film 'I Can Smoke?' To Play At 2013 Soho International Film Festival

Shadow and Act By Emmanuel Akitobi | Shadow and Act March 24, 2013 at 11:19AM

Written and directed by filmmaker Tony Ducret, Can I Smoke? stars Scott Casper and MADtv alum Erica Ash.
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I Can Smoke

Written and directed by filmmaker Tony Ducret, Can I Smoke? stars Scott Casper and MADtv alum Erica Ash.

Check out the press release and teaser:

AWARD WINNING THRILLER “I CAN SMOKE?” OFFICIAL SELECTION AT SOHO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2013

“I Can Smoke?” an 18-minute short film directed by award winning Writer/Director Tony Ducret will appear in the Soho International Film Festival on April 9th, at 3:15 pm at the Sunshine Theater in Manhattan (143 East Houston Street, New York, NY)
 
“I Can Smoke?” is the story of Ethan Schwartz, a doting husband who decides to call a prostitute to help him pass the evening, when his wife goes away on a work trip. When Carmen arrives, she is everything that Ethan could have hoped for. However, when a sudden confusing development forces Ethan to abort his plan, Carmen refuses to leave the apartment. The tension escalates as Ethan considers all of the viable ways to change Carmen’s mind.

"I Can Smoke?” is a modern pulp thriller, set in and shot in New York City. In tone, it is something like an episode of “Curb Your Enthusiasm” gone horribly wrong.  “I Can Smoke?” is a quintessentially New York story, featuring New York performers, and created, top to bottom, by a crew of amazingly talented New Yorkers.

Writer/Director Tony Ducret, has handled the subject with great finesse and cinematic edge. The film features NAACP Award winning Broadway and Television actress Erica Ash, from "Scary Movie 5" and "MADtv", in the leading role of Carmen, the escort, and she lends the character much depth with her multi-layered and daring performance. Scott Casper appears opposite Erica, delivering an honest and explosive performance as Ethan Schwartz, the philandering husband. Upcoming actress Xosha Roquemore from Lee Daniels’ “Precious”, and Tribeca 2013 Spotlight film “G.B.F.”, also makes a striking and sensual appearance as Shirley, the Madame. The film is visually lush with some remarkable cinematography by veteran Director of Photography, Salvador Bolivar.

With critical accolades for his previous micro-budget feature, Hospitality, and the great reception to his previous, award winning, short film, Jackpot, there are great expectations for Writer/Director Tony Ducret.

SCREENING HISTORY
HARLEM INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2012 – Best Short Film
TERROR FILM FESTIVAL 2012 – Best Thriller Short Film
PAN AFRICAN FILM FESTIVAL 2013 – Official Selection
SAN DIEGO BLACK FILM FESTIVAL 2013 – Official Selection
SOHO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2013  - Official Selection
URBAN MEDIAMAKERS FILM FESTIVAL 2012 – Official Selection
MARTHA’S VINEYARD AFRICAN AMERICAN FILM FESTIVAL 2012 – Official Selection
NEW FILMMAKERS NEW YORK 2012 – Official Selection
CANNES FILM FESTIVAL SHORT FILM CORNER COURT MÉTRAGE 2012



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