Editor Gilbert’s provocative short film screens May 4

Gail Gilbert of Cerise Films

Editor Gail Gilbert’s  “Democracy” short action film that she wrote and directed will screen for members of the cast, crew and supporters Monday, May 4 at the Alliance Francaise de Chicago. 

The film is  based on a short story her father wrote in the 1970s. “I didn’t really understand it until I took a lesson on political opinion,” she says. “The film shocks the viewer into thinking about the democratic system, why it works and how it could easily fail.”

AC Brant Hawkins and DP Ryan BerenaBarbara Steiglitz produced; DP was Ryan Berena; set/wardrobe and prop master Gaby Kuhn; Amanda Marien edited and Sal Cordova provided the music score. Christine Saldanha was the creative consultant.

“It was a communal effort to pull off a shoot of this size, with a cast of ten and two buses carrying 60 extras (for interior scenes of a bus which is the film’s location)careening through the Loop.”

Gilbert heads boutique creative editorial Cerise Films, which serves both General and Hispanic markets; 213 W. Institute Place; phone 312/469-0822.