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Synopsis

Two office cleaners seek to hide the dirty truth behind a businessman’s death while finding an avenue to air their grievances with society at large.

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Jesse Allen
Writer/Director

Jesse Allen is a writer/director from New York City (via New Hampshire). His work includes “Sea Pig” (2013), “Delphine Lucielle: The Creation,” (2012), “The Frontiersman’s Wife” (2010), “Party Trick” (2009). His script “My Thirty Year War” (co-written with Andrew Gori) was a finalist at the IFP Film Market and optioned by NPR’s This American Life. His Script “Granite State” was semi-finalist at the Austin Film Festival and the Nicholl Fellowship. Among others, he has screened his work at the Seattle International, Chicago International, and Provincetown International Film Festivals.

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Maria Peyramaure
Actress: Paola

Maria Peyramaure is a New York City based actress hailing from Spain via Mexico and Georgia. She has a wide artistic background that encompasses classical and contemporary theater, voice over, commercials, clowning, and film. She has worked with the INTAR Actors Collective, Boomerange Theater, & TBG.

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Alba Ponce de Leon
Actress: Alejandra
Alba is a bilingual actress, singer, and voiceover artist who studied at the William Esper Studio and Upright Citizens Brigade Theater. Her most recent project is “My Friend’s Rubber Ducky” along with singing in the group “The Del-Reys.”

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Lynn Berg
Actor: Mr. Samuelson
Lynn Berg is an actor, writer and artist living in Queens, NY with his wife, actor Alyssa Simon. He’s appeared in the films “A Day’s Messing,” and “The Collector” and in the web series “Metal Gear Office,” “Crisis PR” and “Plant.”  Lynn received rave reviews for his performances in the plays “How I Learned to Drive,” and “Our Town.” He is a co-artistic director of Ten Directions where he’s collaborated on many plays including “Bouffon Glass Menajoree,” “Saint Arlecchino,” and the musical “Viva Evel Knievel.”

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Simon Oré
Producer/Executive Producer
Simon Ore-Abitbol Molina is a writer/producer and Owner/CEO of Flamingoshoe Productions. He graduated from Bard College in Upstate New York where he received the Adolfas Mekas award for Excellence in Screenwriting. He is the author of the book: “Lunacy: A Lament of Tragic Coincidences and Curious Butterflies” published in Canada.

Simon is a creative consultant at Starburns Industries, an animation studio in Los Angeles, CA. As well as Chairman of the Board of the Cinefamily – a non profit cinema dedicated to the showcasing of rare, exceptional and independent films.

Jim Probyn
Producer
Originally from Great Britain, Jim has been an Assistant Director on international productions since 2000. Over the years he has worked with films such as “Girl with a Pearl Earring”, “The Merchant of Venice” and “Valkyrie”. Jim Probyn made his breakthrough as a producer on Jesse Allen’s short “The Frontiersman Wife” in 2010. He currently works between New York & Berlin, Germany.

Crew

Written & Directed by: Jesse Allen

Executive Producer: Simon Oré

Produced by: Simon Oré and Jim Probyn

Paola: Maria Peyramaure

Alejandra: Alba Ponce de Leon

Mr. Samuelson: Lynn Berg

Director Of Photography: Chris Messina

Production Design: Daniel Frank

Editor: Joseph Dillingham

Supporting Cast…
Arrogant Co-Worker: Matthew Hopkins
Office Worker #1: Hanlon Dorsey-Smith
Office Worker #2: Andrew Mer
Passed-Out Hipster: Andrew Gori

Sound Recordist: Kenneth Ramirez

Script Supervisor: Aina Segui 

Gaffer: Lindsay Mann

Assistant Camera: Heather Craig

Key Grip: Nate Buffaloe

DIT: Max Smith

G&E: Bill Mykalcio and Chris De Monte and Nicolas Gril

Costume Designer: Manja Paschek

Wardrobe Consultant: Hannah Maynard

Hair & Makeup: Shondell Baijoo

Set Pas: Anabel Caicedo and Violet Lucca

Colorist: Steve Picano

Sound Mix & Design: Weston Fonger

Conform/Graphics: Cello Amati

Titles: Matthew Caldamone

Original Score by: Noah Goldberg

Music Supervisor: Meredith O’Leary

Trailer

News October 2014

"The Clean Up" is an official selection of the 2014 Hamptons International Film Festival!Hamptons_Laurel

News October 2014

Official selection of the 2014 Hollywood Film Festival! HFF Laurels White_Vector

News October 2014

Official Selection of the 2014 New Hampshire Film Festival! (Oct. 16th - 19th) NewHampshire_FilmFestival

News September 2014

Official Selection of the Mill Valley Film Festival! mvff37_laurels_sm copy

News September 2014

We're happy to be playing at the Oaxaca Film Festival (Mexico)! Oaxaca_Laurels

News August 2014

We'll be playing in Montreal, Canada at the Montreal World Film Festival (Festival des Films du Monde)! montreal_laurels

News July 2014

"The Clean Up" is an Official Selection of the Los Angeles International Short Film Festival (LA SHORTS FEST)! We'll play in program 10 on July 26th. Official Selection LA Shorts Fest  

News June 2014

"The Clean Up" WON the the Jury Award for Short Film at the Provincetown International Film Festival! 2014 JURY AWARD LIVE ACTION SHORT FILM

News May 16th 2014

We are happy to announce that "The Clean Up" is an official selection of the 2014 Nantucket Film Festival (June 25th - 30th). Laurels-Nantucket

News April 25 2014

We screened at the USA Film Festival in Dallas Texas and we're finalists in the Academy Award qualifying short film competition. Thanks Texas!

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