AS TEARS GO BY

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A duet of the Rolling Stones ballad played by my friend and his talented and beautiful daughter.

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MUSIC

“As Tears Go By”

The Rolling Stones

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Played

by

Iara Melgarejo

&

Sebastian Melgarejo

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Created

by

Sebastian Melgarejo

&

Danny Ferry

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2013

CROSSING


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Tryin’ to let go, but your memory’s still on.

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MUSIC

“Crystalfilm” (Sasha Beatless Mix)

Little Dragon

Involver 3

Ministry of Sound

2013

CROSSING from Ferry Boat Films on Vimeo.

REMEMORY

Screen shot 2013-04-26 at 11.03.31 AM

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You ever gone back to where your memories took place?  Where you first shoulder-tapped.  Where you first made out.  Where you bought the music that changed your life…

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MUSIC

Sasha

“Coma”

Charlie May Ambient Remix

emFire Studios

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2013

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SOME POEMS

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THREE HAIKU

MY FIRST

I reached for the ring

from our small apartment bed

and proposed to you

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BUCEPHALUS

bass from my black car

stoned on the road I drove you

through the town street maze

~

MOTHER

I hung up on you

your small, far away phone voice

echoes and echoes

~

PRICE TAG – FREE VERSE

Above the turquoise swimming pool

breaking sunlight beneath

I hold my breath

and once underwater

flashes of a shopping mall

May D&F department store

hiding in the clothing rack

my mother takes me into

the changing room

I lay on the floor

look up at the woman

changing next to us

I can see

up her skirt

the price tag

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YOU ALREADY MET HER – FREE VERSE

She’ll hustle hard as you

She’ll hustle just as hard as you

Lady samurai will not only make money

She’ll shoot hoops like her daddy taught her to

Joy will sing from her notebook

Kissing moist and tongue locked wet

She shivers when you suck her full lower lip

Now closing in on a fat screaming jet

Filled to capacity with cream

She sits across the airliner aisle

Tiny gold bracelets wrap her wrist

And you’ve seen them before

Because this was your dream

And just as she asks you what you do

She’ll remember this dream too

And know this was for you

And know this was only and all just for you

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SUNDAY NIGHT VICE, 1986 – BLANK VERSE

To his grandma’s house when she was alive

Later Jan Hammer stereophonic

Eight-year-old head resting on chin, eyes wide

Loyal partners, vintage white Ferrari

Low-slung shoulder holster pistol chest hair

Poolside diamond heist Cuban drug lord

Miami prostitute thrown overboard

Naive black youngster killed wearing a wire

Turquoise ocean and magenta sunset

Television cop show changes boy’s life

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TOO FAST YOUTH – SONNET

Out the window, I too see the clouds

See the amber light to eternity

The sight is so bright, so much like a shroud

Never would I think it was meant for me

Too fast youth, golden seasons left behind

All of those memories lost in the blaze

In those landscapes painted upon God’s mind

Gave up searching for your face in the haze

Flame to be relit, the heart is no liar

My dumb clumsy traipsing gait cobbled right

I tried rescuing reason from the fire

My bed was cold and I clicked out the light

But far away I could still hear your voice

Soft, heaven sent, and for that I rejoice

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THE LAST HOUSEWIFE – SONNET

My dream to tie with you my lonely rope,

Has turned to hell, into a life I hate

I fell for you, my love, we did elope

Now stuck with you too long and much too late

Forgive me, but to read this will be tough:

You are a hippopotamus, my queen

To share the labor would have been enough

To work all day just like some hard machine

As you lay languid fore your flick’ring screen

You say you may bring child along the line

A winning husband all you thought you need

You’re wrong to think we need more of your kind

You once did thrill me with your languid life

But here we split, my late and lazy wife

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AFTER WE TWO PARTED – FREE VERSE

Divorced those years ago.

Never expected to talk to you again.

Not until last week, editing old video footage

Of our trip to Baja.

The magenta bougainvillea

Nostalgia’s wicked film burn,

Dialed your number, one digit different from mine.

No one picked up.

Next morning, you called back.

We talked my entire drive to work.

You moved to Iowa with your new husband,

Organic farmer.

But you were bored,

Alone in a town of one thousand

No restaurants and you cooking every night

I heard your baby talk in the background

And I felt for you,

That child could have been mine.

I hung up before leaving to teach third grade.

I’ll always have the Baja video,

You, happy, hiding behind the mosquito netting

I’ll have the scars, too.

But I’ll never have you.

No, I know, I will never have you.

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SHE LET HIM BE  – VILLANELLE

Like a single tear in the endless sea

His feral laziness legendary

He never lift a paw, she let him be

Lion underneath the acacia tree

Only let the females prowl so closely

Like a single tear in the endless sea

One afternoon, the pride moved on, you see

That raving bitch of age caught up to he

He never lift a paw, she let him be

Desperate solitude, he was so lonely

His release was to find identity

Like a single tear in the endless sea

She showed up one day unexpectedly

A calico of varied pedigree

He never lift a paw, she let him be

She was afraid, she thought he just might leave

He thought she would flee like everybody

Like a single tear in the endless sea

He never lift a paw, she let him be

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THE COLOR KITE FANTASTIC

A dying rocker is visited by his bandmates before realizing he has already passed on.

STARRING

(in order of appearance)

Ryan Curtin as Reggie

Sia Urroz as Warren

Danny Ferry as David

Katie French as Francine

Laura Baukol as Carly

Katrina Miller as Maria

&

Joshua Marable as Howard

Written by Sia Urroz & Danny Ferry

Cinematography by Tim Brazzell

Produced by Danny Ferry & Sia Urroz

2012

NOTE:  This film was shot within a 24 hour time period, entirely in sequence, and edited in-camera for the 2012 Boulder 24 Hour Shootout.  Color Kite won Best Art Direction and made the Top Ten Best films for the contest.  It was also featured on the front page of the Colorado Daily and the Boulder Daily Camera, Saturday, October 21st, 2012.

The Color Kite Fantastic, Daily Camera Article

SOJOURN

A short film made for the Denver 48 Hour Film Project competition by Denver, Colorado based, Lake House Productions.

This film was shot and edited within a 48 hour time period.  The genre drawn for the contest was Vacation or Holiday.  The elements required to be in the film were a character named Russell Powers, a coach, a straw and the line of dialogue: “Let’s keep it in the group.”

Sojourn has successfully reached the “Best of” round and will be shown at the Esquire Theater on September 5th, 2012.

Starring

Jadyn Beaver

Devin Mugavero

Danny Ferry

Jared Petsche

Bianka Ihde

Directed

by

Henry McComas

Produced

by

James Drake

&

Henry McComas

Written

by

Jared Petsche

Kevin Kerndt

James Drake

Henry McComas

&

Natalie George

Cinematography

James Drake

Edited

by

Henry McComas

Music

by

Christopher Joye

Special Effects

Kevin Kerndt

Line Producer

Natalie George

Key Grip

&

Boom Operator

Nate Gage

Sound Mixing

Henry McComas

Runner

Tyler Scarbrough

Special Thanks

Crooked Lake Productions

Kerndt Design

Natalie George

&

Christopher Joye Music

2012

I DO NOT KNOW HOW TO LOVE YOU IN ENGLISH

An immigrant reflects upon his predicament while a naturalization officer tracks him down. Based on the masterful poem by Suzi Q. Smith.

Written

by

Suzi Q. Smith

with

Charles Gaffield-Rosario

Katie French

Danny Ferry

Ann Parks

&

Told

by

Sia Urroz

Ferry Boat Films In Association With Sacred Cows Films

2012

Note:  This film was shot for the 2012 Spoken Word Cinema Challenge.  It was disqualified for its use of footage outside the parameters of the contest rules, but was graciously presented to a live audience, June 19th, 2012, at the Nomad Theater, Boulder, Colorado.

DIAMOND LIFE FILM PITCH

Diamond Life Film Pitch

I have had an intense connection with loss and betrayal and I have wondered about the concept of loyalty.  How are we loyal to one another?  How much are people willing to sacrifice to stay loyal to one another?  I’m a fan of heist films.  I love movies like Ocean’s Eleven and Heat and Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, where the heroes or heroines must plan a job, break in, find the treasure and escape with it.  In those films, there are double-crosses and the characters either get the treasure and they get away with it and ride off into the sunset or sometimes they don’t, and usually there’s a twist at the end.  My movie has all the characteristics of a big heist film and it’s exciting, but as I was writing I found I was more interested in the two main characters, their relationship and their need for each other.

I started thinking, “what if there was a heist film that took place where I grew up in the Rocky Mountains, but it was also an intimate look at loyalty and friendship?”  Sydney Valentine, the heroine of my screenplay, Diamond Life, is a forty one year old high school math teacher who is fired from her job and loses her husband to divorce.  But when Dela Barraza, her former partner and protégé, gets out of jail with the plan for a massive diamond heist, the opportunity arises to get back together and go at it again, just like old times.

The only problem is the unfinished business between Dela and Sydney concerning what happened at the botched job three years before when Dela was caught and thrown in jail.  Once the truth is out about where the money went, this puts the new score, their loyalty and friendship all at risk.  So Diamond Life is about a couple of diamond thieves with a chance at a big fortune, but mostly it is about an opportunity to absolve a past betrayal and hold on to the most precious thing of all: their friendship.

A full script is available upon request.

ferryboatfilms@gmail.com

(303) 501-0696

2012