35 mm short film
Total Running Time: 15:22
Color; 1:1:66, Dolby Sound
Shot in San Francisco, CA; June 1998
Film completed April 1999

Directed by Richard Seyd
Written by Matt North
Cinematography by Eli Adler
Edited by Shannon Leigh Olds
Starring: Matt North
Angela Paton
Maura Vincent

The Brass Tacks


The Brass Tacks is a dark comic tale about Mitch (late 20's) and Lucille (70's), two jaded misfits, struggling through their dreadful days with the subtlety of freshly castrated bulls. They coincidentally arrive at the same bar for a therapeutic drink. They begin arguing - about everything and anything - and end up at a cozy table for a tender love scene, culminating with a sincere, heartfelt first kiss.


San Diego International Film Festival - 5/99
Los Angeles International Short Film Festival - 10/99
New Orleans Film & Video Festival - 10/99
Shorts International Film Festival (NYC)- 11/99
Cinequest San Jose Film Festival - 2/00


Best Short- San Diego International Film Festival
Lumiere Award - New Orleans Film & Video Festival
Finalist - National Short Film & Video Competition