Sarah Knight, director; David MacGregor, writer; John Beymer, director of photography; Emily Schweber, casting director; Mark Suit, editor; Carlos Brown, costume designer
Vino Veritas Synopsis
Some people need the truth to live. Others not so much. On Halloween night, the lives of two suburban couples unravel forever under the influence of a Peruvian wine brewed from the toxic skin of blue dart tree frogs. This tribal elixir effectively reduces all inhibitions to nothing, and soon friendships and relationships are revealed to be not quite what they seemed. By turns brutally funny, wickedly honest, and unashamedly human, the film explodes personal and cultural taboos and lays bare the horror and beauty beneath our carefully composed public personas. Imagine a bobsled ride down Mt. Everest…on a moonless night…during a blizzard. That is the essence of “Vino Veritas.” Just hang on, and hope for the best.
Carrie Preston (“Claire”)
With her bubbly persona and drive to perform, Carrie Preston has landed roles in everything from stage to the big screen to a starring role as Arlene Fowler, the redheaded sassy waitress in the Golden Globe nominated HBO series True Blood.
Bernard White (“Ridley”)
Veteran actor Bernard White is recognizable to audiences worldwide from his work in over 30 feature films. His most memorable role is Rama-Kandra opposite Keanu Reeves in The Matrix Reloaded, and The Matrix Revolutions.
Heather Raffo (“Lauren”)
Heather Raffo is the recipient of a Susan Smith Blackburn Prize Special Commendation and the Marian Seldes-Garson Kanin Fellowship for 9 Parts of Desire.
Brian Huchison (“Phil”)
Brian is rapidly becoming a familiar face in the New York theater scene. He made his 2001 Broadway debut in Tom Stoppard’s, The Invention of Love, produced by the Lincoln Center Theatre.