I Don't Know, Alaska!

I Don’t Know, Alaska! (2012)

About This Project


When Maggie, a recent college grad, gets cast as the lead of a new musical – about abortion! – her mother vows to shut down the leftist parade of sin, forcing Maggie to choose between her responsibilities and her dream.



Maggie ………………. Rachel McKeon
Dawn ………… Kristy Cates
Victoria ……. Rita Rehn
Cody ……………… Ryan Michael Hartman
Ethan ……….. Andrew Start
Will …………. Dave Thomas Brown
Reporter …………. Sonia L. Torres
Black Girl …………. Ashley L. Brown
Theatregoers …………. Manny De La Cruz, Joyce Elwick



BEST MUSICAL FILM, International Family Film Festival, 2012
BEST MUSICAL SHORT, Illinois International Film Festival, 2012
BEST LEADING ACTRESS IN A SHORT, Rachel McKeon, Downbeach Film Festival, 2012
BEST SOUND DESIGN OF A SHORT, Action on Film International Film Festival, 2012
BEST MUSICAL FILM (Nominee), Action on Film International Film Festival, 2012
BEST NARRATIVE SHORT (Finalist), Nashville Film Festival, 2012
CLOSING FILM, Princeton Student Film + Video Festival



• Action On Film International Film Festival
• Cincinnati Film Festival
• Daytona Beach Film Festival
• Downbeach Film Festival/Atlantic City Cinefest
• Illinois International Film Festival
• Montgomery Film Festival
• Nyack Film Festival
• NYU First Run Film Festival
• Orlando Film Festival
• Princeton Student Film + Video Festival (Closing Film)
• Ruby Mountain Film Festival



Written, Directed, and Produced by Dave Scala
Original Music & Orchestrations by Ted Reedy
Lyrics by Dave Scala
Cinematography by Igor Kropotov
Editors: Robert A. Meyer and Dave Scala
Costume Designer: Christine Sciortino
Hair & Makeup: Rena Most
Art Director: Kate Perkins
Set Dressers: Lupe Salinas, Francisco Lupini, Bryce Schramm
Script Supervisor: Bryce Schramm
Assistant Director: Amanda Sabater
Production Sound: Francisco Lupini
Music Engineer: Nick Chirumbolo
Associate Engineer: Adam Saiewitz
1st Assistant Camera: Margaux Hallenstein Bricout
2nd AC/DIT: Heather Martini
Gaffer: Justin Coco
Alternate Gaffer: Milton De La Cruz
Alternate DIT: Michael Ranieri
Grips: Greg Grano, Jane June, Alexander Metz, Corinne Rapone, Tony Scelsi, Matt Simko
Production Assistants: Nick Amarca, Demi Chen, Tori Dailey, George Itzhak, Candice Kuwahara, Katherine Picariello, Ellen Schneider
Casting Associates: Stacee White, Amanda Sabater



Comedy, Music, Short Film
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19 minutes

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