Title of Film: Handle with Care
Category: A short, A Long Island Film
Director: Michael Mercadante
Producer(s): Phillip Russell, Tom Capps, Kevin Etherson, Charlie DesJardin
Writer(s): Tom Capps, Kevin Eterson
Runtime of Film: 9 Minutes
James takes a job house-sitting for Raphael Vargas, an esteemed and eccentric entomologist famed in the insect science community for his incredible bug communication techniques. The house is filled with tanks containing dangerous and potentially lethal creepy-crawlies. When one of the little guys escapes, James has a lot more to worry about than watching over the house… Is he hunting the bug, or is the bug hunting him?
My film is a LONG ISLAND premiere
Filmed in Suffolk County
Handle with Care was originally created for an international 72 Hour Film Competition, meaning the entire project was conceived and shot within two days! The third day was reserved for editing, but this version has had additional work done to the edit in order to perfect our vision. Both shooting days took place on Eaten’s Neck in Northport, NY in Suffolk County. The entire crew is from Long Island!
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