A story about two men dealing with loss who find solace in the game of chess.
Written & Directed by Nate Hapke
Produced by Nate Hapke & Kathryn Isaac
Director of Photography Michael Moates
Sound by Rich Murphy & Samira Tazari
Editing by Alexis Ascher
Score by Dylan Price
Hair & Make Up by Nicole Carson
Wardrobe & Art Direction by Kathryn Isaac
Music by Dylan Price
Richard Herd as "Gerry Klein"
Al Thompson as "Thom Anderson Jr."
Patricia Herd as "Rhoda Klein"
Marilyn Matarrese as "Susan Klein-Davis"
David Gibson as "Arthur Hendrickson"
Greg Fenton as "Nathaniel Davis"
Kevin Loreque as "Julian Bates"
Greg Hermann as "Sean Turner"
Lloyd Booker as "Thom Anderson Sr."
Monique Berkley as "Denise Anderson"
Careese Gordon as "Veronica Anderson"
Shavanna Calder as "Charlotte Anderson", "Ronny V/O"
Lynne Rosenberg as "Radio Announcer V/O"
Hayden Bates as "Co-worker #1"
Hunter Davis as "Co-worker #2"
Natasha Elias as "Co-worker #3"
Nicole Carson as "Co-worker #4"
It started with an image: two men in silhouette. As I moved closer to them, I learned that one was a man in his 30’s and the other was an elderly man. I wanted to figure out how these two gentlemen got there. They were from different socio-economic backgrounds, had never met before, and yet were now kindred spirits sitting in imperfect symmetry. Why did they complete each other? What was it about chess? For Thom, I drew on my relationship with my father that for awhile felt as though I had lost him. For Gerry, I drew on my grandfather’s experience after my grandmother passed away. His kids coming and giving away all of her things and emptying out this house that had been a home for so many years. They were two men dealing with loss who found solace in the game of chess. Thom found a fatherly figure and Gerry found a companion.
The Film and the Theatrical Trailer
Thom and Gerry
Thom & Gerry - Trailer
Thom & Gerry
Aricles in the Media
Behind the Scenes!
Winner 'Platinum Reel Award' at the 2015 Nevada International Film Festival
Winner 'Best Short Film' at the 2015 Trinity International Film Festival
Cannes Short Film Corner 2015
Official Selection of the 2015 New Haven International Film Festival
Official Selection of the Creative Minds Shorts Program of the Short Film Corner at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival
Official Selection at the 2015 Sanford International Film Festival
Official Selection at the 2015 Trinity International Film Festival
Official Selection of the 2015 Nevada International Film Festival
Official Selection of the 2015 FilmFest52