counting-poster-7 PFP’s first original short is Counting, directed by Dan Pal from a screenplay by Kari Morris. Counting features PFP Company Members Kenzie Siebert, Carolyn Reynolds, and Joan McGrath, and was shot on location in Chicago in July 2016.

In 1951, Violet and Milly make a love promise over a penny. In 2015, the promise comes due, and Violet must face a heartbreaking reality.

So far Counting has been selected for the Big as Texas Short Film Festival, where it is a nominee for Best LGBT Film, and the Equality Festival in Kiev, Ukraine.

There will likely bemany more announced in January, and Dan Pal has submitted the film to festivals that have notifications as far ahead as next September.

We wish Counting continued success on the festival circuit.


Directed and Produced by Dan Pal

Screenplay by Kari Morris

Executive Producer   David Zak

Milly    Kenzie Seibert

Young Violet    Carolyn Reynolds

Older Violet    Joan McGrath

Director of Photography   Alan Dembek

Costume Designer   John Nasca

DIT/Editor   Don Diaz

1st Assistant Director   Kelsey O’Brien

2nd Assistant Director/Line Producer  David Collins

Production Manager  Sam Bengtson

Gaffer    Ian Battaglia

Key Grip   J Wheeler White

1st Assistant Camera    Alex Naremore

2nd Assistant Camera    Jordan Blazak

Sound Designer   Derek O’Rourke

Location Sound/Boom   August Busch

Radio Announcer   Michelle McKenzie-Voigt

Audio Session Engineer   Mark Anderson

Production Designer   Maggie O’Brien

Makeup/Hair   Lilien Harvey

Script Supervisor  David Borim

Casting Director   Nelson Rodriguez

Casting Assistant   Kevin Webb

Assistant to Costume Designer  Tiffany Nasca

Stills Photographer  Delia Kropp

Production Assistant    Matt McCrea

Production Assistant   David Bergquist

Production Assistant   Cole Reed

Music Composer…Yoo Soo Kim

Special Thanks:

Tom & Helen Snow

Roots Handmade Pizza,  2200 W. Lawrence, Chicago, IL

DePaul University

Filmed entirely in Chicago, IL

A Production of Pride Films & Plays (PFP)