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BEST WISHES FROM MILLWOOD

(2015)

A film by Max Baker

An unhappy housewife is visited by a bicycle-riding stranger with wish-making cookies.

Genre(s): Comedy / Science-fiction

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BEST WISHES FROM MILLWOOD

  • Max Baker

    Biography:

     Max Baker grew up in London. He moved to Durant, Oklahoma when he was 21 and has lived in Detroit, Portland OR, Chicago, Pullman, WA, Los Angeles and New York City, where he currently resides. His acting credits span theatre, film and television. He has written several full-length plays and is the lyricist for indie NY City rock band eelwax jesus. In 2014 he wrote three short films. He used to play chess. 

    Filmography:

Festival(s) & Award(s)

  • 2015: Austin Film Festival AUDIENCE AWARD WINNER: BEST NARRATIVE SHORT FILM

Synopsis



Evelyn's morning starts like all her others in the sleepy community of Millwood, when her lumpish husband (Vern) leaves for the day to do handywork around the neighborhood. As soon as he goes a strange bicycle-riding woman knocks on Evelyn's back door. She calls herself Birdsong and is selling wish-granting cookies to qualified customers. Evelyn buys two. Her two wishes are: a mink coat and Vern's death. Immediately there's a THUMP on the front porch, and Evelyn discovers a mailbag outside her house stuffed with a mink coat. She hurries to her friend Nettie's house. Making the assumption the cookies work, the two women decide to go out and save Vern from any lurking dangers.

Technical Specs

  • Runtimes: 12'
  • Color(s): Colors
  • Ratio: 1,77:1 (16/9)
  • Sound: Stereo / 5.1
  • Country(ies) of production: United States
  • Original Language(s): English
  • Audience: General Audiences
  • Format(s) available: DCP / ProRes HD

Artistic & Technical Crew

With: EMILY TARVER, NADIA QUINN, REBECCA KAASA, MATTHEW McCARTHY, JENNIFER BARTELS
  • Screenplay: Max Baker
  • Producer: Jason Kaminsky, Sam Schectman
  • Cinematographer: Martim Vian
  • Editor: Morgan Halsey, Alfonso Carrion
  • Music: Sherri Chung
  • Executive Producer: Max Baker, Nadia Quinn, Emily Tarver, Patty & Tom Tarver

Company Credits

  • In collaboration with: Rekon Productions