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04 March Saturday

Shortwave, Like a Butterfly, and The Call of Charlie

Byrd Theatre, 2908 W. Cary Street
Richmond, VA 23221 United States


Featuring the award winning shorts “The Call of Charlie” and
“Like a Butterfly” starring Ed Asner and Will Rothhaar,
followed by “Shortwave”

"The Call of Charlie" directed by Nick Spooner - A trendy Los Angeles couple fixes up an Ancient Evil Deity From Beneath The Sea on a blind date. Narrative Short - Comedy, United States, 14:22

"Shortwave" directed by Ryan Gregory Phillips - Josh and Isabel Harris, after suffering the loss of their only child, relocate to a secluded hillside research facility with the hopes of repairing their broken family.  After years of trying, Josh and his research partner, Thomas, have a breakthrough involving a cryptic shortwave radio signal and its universal origins. Something within the signal resonates with Isabel and she begins experiencing what seem to be hallucinations or visions of distant memories. Upon further investigation into the phenomenon, the scientists fear for Isabel’s health while Isabel fears the signal has attracted something sinister to their new home.
Narrative Feature - Thriller, United States, 1:26:00

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"Like a Butterfly" directed by Eitan Pitigliani - When you are young and you can't see the true meaning of this life, only a wise old man can show you the way. Starring Ed Asner and Will Rothaar.
Narrative Short - Drama, United States 27:58

Artist Bio


Directed by Ryan Gregory Phillips

After studying Directing at the Long Island University’s Film program, Phillips went on to study Media Arts at South Carolina University. A director and self-taught cinematographer, Phillips takes on the additional role of producer within The Paradise Collective, as well as acting as artist management for several of the collective’s members.

He has over fifteen national and international awards with short format films, which have led to other music video and feature film productions. Phillips’ work within The Collective includes the latest music video for Neon Hitch, Sparks, which has been featured on the front page of Vevo, as well as MTV. His music video for Eriel Indigo’s Innocence premiered on Revolt TV. He directed a commercial spot for Kahlua, featuring Jeff Bridges while filming the new skateboarding documentary for VICE sports. His newest endeavor is his terrifying psychological thriller “Shortwave.” Written & directed by Phillips. Phillips is also involved in multiple TV and online publications which he is actively directing as well as acting post supervisor on.

Ryan Gregory Phillips conceived The Paradise Collective as a sanctuary for like-minded, dedicated artists to create, collaborate and find financial success through their work. An award-winning filmmaker, Phillips created a collaborative environment for artists to work freely and build their brand, fostering a blend of business ethics and creativity. Knowing the struggle of working a day-job to pay for your art, Phillips, a former bartender, wanted nothing more than to make art and make money from his craft. This desire is what motivated him to develop a haven for artists, a community dedicated to nurturing artists and their success.


Artist Bio

“The Call of Charlie”
Directed by Nick Spooner

Nick directs commercials, short films and other things, which occasionally win awards.  Born in Boston and raised all around New England, he draws his own shooting boards, writes his own treatments and is proudly represented worldwide by The Sweet Shop.  He was President of the Harvard Lampoon, wrote, produced and directed at Comedy Central, and once fronted a hardcore band in New York City. “The Call of Charlie” is his first short film, which was written by Guy Benoit and John Simpson.  He currently lives in Providence, RI with his wife and two kids. 


March 4
3:30 pm - 5:10 pm
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Venue Name: Byrd Theatre
Address: 2908 W. Cary Street
Richmond, VA 23221 United States

Event Info

Director: Ryan Gregory Phillips
Writer(s): Ryan Gregory Phillips, Frank Ponce
Cast: Cristobal Tapia Montt, Katie Carthen, Kyle Davis
Running Time: 100