Brad Hasse: Smile

Grins are contagious yet fleeting in YGX winner's latest short

Quick everyone! Take a break from your Snapchatting and Pokémon Go-ing and check out New York-based director and ADC Young Guns X winner Brad Hasse‘s new short film, entitled ‘Smile’.

“All it takes is the quick chime from a text message to ruin a beautiful moment, and I wanted to do this through the imagery of a bunch of smiling weirdos sharing their toothy grins with each other, as it was a visual that made me, well… smile,” explains Brad. “I figured that making this a non-verbal short would create a more meditative experience for the viewer, where they can get lost in the happiness of the moment.”

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Written & Directed by Brad Hasse
Production Company: The Collective @ Lair
Executive Producers: Mark Aji & Theresa Loguercio
Director of Photography: Evan Jake Cohen

Starring: Daniel Koren

1st AC: Brandon Regina
2nd AC: Simon Wolfe
Gaffer: Brian Bonacci
Key Grip: Mike Keane
Hair & Make-Up: Kian Stave

Casting Director: Anthony Pichette, Sidecar Casting
PA: Alex Aji
PA: Jose Rodriguez

Editor: Brad Hasse
Assistant Editor: Robert Pigott
Color Correction: Milan Boncich
Music: Michael Hearst
Sound Design: Julienne Guffain

CAST (in order of appearance)
Daniel Koren
Lawrence Samuels
Carl Foreman, Jr.
Lorraine Cink
Ambrose Martos
Kelly Carson
Jemaray Pyatt
Violette de Bartillat
Rolo Ledesma
Hitomi Nozawa