Last Call Lenny

A Film by Julien Lasseur

Synopsis

Lenny Upton combines euthanasia with his used furniture business to provide suicide assistance to melancholy customers with a death wish. Armed with a briefcase full of weapons and an eye for antiques, he custom designs a personalized death experience for his one-time clients. All sales are final in this short film that takes a darkly comedic evaluation of the value of life and used furniture.

Director

  • Picture of Julien Lasseur © Julien Lasseur

    Julien Lasseur

    Julien Lasseur, Director, Executive Producer & Editor. Growing up with documentary filmmaker parents, Julien began working in film at age 15. After graduating from the Art History and Visual Arts program at Occidental College, Julien began a 3 year apprenticeship with cinematographer Shane Hurlbut, ASC. Since then Julien has made a successful living as a freelance commercial Director / Cinematographer. His short documentary films The Thingmaker (2013), Brendan O’Connell Is Blocking The Bread Aisle (2013) and From Under The Rust (2014) have been exhibited in film festivals across the country such as Camden International, Heartland, and Mill Valley among others. Julien received two Vimeo Staff Picks for these shorts. In the fall of 2014, out of over 5,000 submissions, Julien made it to the top 10 finalists in Matt Damon and Ben Affleck's HBO Project Greenlight director competition. Julien’s directorial clients include JBL, Samsung, VICE, AKG, Volvo, and Ford among others.

Awards + Festivals

  • 22nd PALM SPRINGS INTERNATIONAL SHORTFEST (Official Selection,World premiere, Palm Springs, USA)September 16, 2016
  • 20th LA SHORTS FEST (Official Selection, Los Angeles, USA)September 1, 2016
  • 17th CALGARY INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Calgary, Canada)September 21, 2016
  • 3rd MILWAUKEE FILM FESTIVAL 2016 (Official Selection, Milwaukee, USA)September 22, 2016
  • *BEST OF SHOW 2016*
    11th 15 SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (The Evening Muse in NODA, Charlotte, NC, USA) October 9, 2016
  • *LIFF 2016 GRAND JURY PRIZE*
    5th LAUGHLIN INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Culver City, USA) October 13, 2016
  • 5th DELHI SHORTS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, India)November 6, 2016
  • *BEST ACTOR THOMAS SILCOTT*
    SWEET AS FILM FESTIVAL DECEMBER’S EDITION (Official Selection, Montreal, Quebec, Canada) December 22, 2016
  • 1st CHHATRAPATI SHIVAJI INT’L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, India)December 24, 2016
  • FILMKREIS SHORTS 2017 (Official Selection, Darmstadt, Germany)January 21, 2017
  • *OUTSTANDING COMEDY AWARD*
    SNOWTOWN FILM FESTIVAL 2017 (Official Selection, Watertown, NY, USA)January 25, 2017
  • INDIEFLICKS 2017 (Official Selection, Manchester & Liverpool, UK)February 1, 2017
  • 33rd INT'L FESTIVAL SARAJEVO "SARAJEVO WINTER" (Official Selection, Bosnia and Herzegovina)February 14, 2017
  • WASHINGTON DC INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, USA)February 15, 2017
  • 17th FILUMS - INT'L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Lahore, Pakistan)February 17, 2017
  • 7th MEME PAS PEUR - INTERNATIONAL FANTASTIC FILM FESTIVAL OF REUNION ISLAND (Official Selection, Saint-Philippe, France)February 22, 2017
  • 25th DAKINO INT’L FILM FESTIVAL (Short Film Competition, Bucharest, Romania)March 1, 2017
  • *GÜLDEN GLÖBE AWARD*
    18th BAYREUTHER FILMFEST "KONTRAST" (Official Selection, Germany)March 3, 2017
  • 2nd INT'L SHORT FILM FESTIVAL KOLKATA (Official Selection, Kolkata, India)March 6, 2017
  • 2nd INDIE-LINCS INT'L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Lincoln, UK)March 16, 2017
  • 10th CINÉGLOBE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL AT CERN (Official Selection, Meyrin, Switzerland)March 21, 2017
  • 14th CORTISONICI, FESTIVAL DI CORTOMETRAGGI (Int’l Competition, Italy)March 28, 2017
  • CLUJSHORTS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Cluj-Napoca, Romania)April 3, 2017
  • CAPITAL CITY FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Lansing, MI, USA)April 5, 2017
  • TORONTO INT'L SPRING OF HORROR & FANTASY FILM FESTIVAL (TISH) (Official Selection, Carlton Cinema Toronto, Canada)April 7, 2017
  • 17th FESTIVAL INTERNACIONAL DE CINE DE LANZAROTE (Official Selection, Spain)April 18, 2017
  • 12th ANNUAL MYRTLE BEACH FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, South Carolina, USA)April 19, 2017
  • 18th CELLU L’ART SHORT FILM FESTIVAL JENA (Official Selection, Germany)April 25, 2017
  • 20th BERMUDA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, UK)May 1, 2017
  • 6th ANNUAL WORKERS UNITE FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, New York, USA)May 5, 2017
  • 6th CARMARTHEN BAY FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Wales)May 8, 2017
  • 12th HOBOKEN INT'L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Greenwood Lake, NY, USA)May 19, 2017
  • 11th 20MIN|MAX INTERNATIONAL SHORTFILMFESTIVAL INGOLSTADT (Official Selection, Germany)May 25, 2017
  • *BEST SHORT COMEDY*
    1st INT'L INDEPENDENT PERMANENT MEMORIES FESTIVA 2017 (Official Selection, Italy)June 8, 2017
  • 11th FESTIVAL ALTO VICENTINO - INT'L SHORT FILM FETSIVAL (Official Selection, Santorso, Italy)June 13, 2017
  • 7th ODERKURZ-FILMSPEKTAKEL (Kids Program, Oderaue, Germany)June 23, 2017
  • 8th FREDERICK FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Frederick, Maryland, USA)June 23, 2017
  • 14th INDY FILM FEST 2017 (American Spectrum Shorts, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA)July 13, 2017
  • 24th OPENEYES FILMFEST (Official Selection, Marburg, Germany)July 20, 2017
  • 13th LAGO FILM FEST - INT'L FESTIVAL OF SHORTS & DOCUMENTARIES (Int'l Competition Section, Revine Lago, Italy)July 21, 2017
  • *FIRST PLACE AWARD*
    FIVE DOLLAR FIFTEEN MINUTE FILM FESTIVAL 2017 (Wheeling, WV, USA)July 22, 2017
  • 7th POSTIRA SEASIDE FILM FESTIVAL ("Midnight Shorts" (out of competition) programme, Croatia)July 26, 2017
  • *BEST ACTOR* *BEST NARRATIVE SHORT* *BEST SCREENPLAY*
    8th FILM SCORE AND SCRUFFY CITY FILM & MUSIC FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Knoxville, TN, USA)July 27, 2017
  • 2nd BLACK SEA FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Vama Veche, Romania)August 8, 2017
  • MIDDLE COAST FILM FESTIVAL 2017 (Official Selection, Bloomington, Indiana, USA)August 10, 2017
  • *BEST SHORT* *BEST COMEDY*
    2nd REVOLUTION ME FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, New York, USA)August 10, 2017
  • 3rd INTERNATIONAL MOTIVATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL BRIDGE OF ARTS (Short Film Competition, Rostov-on-Don, Russia)August 23, 2017
  • 13th BUSHO - THE BUDAPEST SHORT INT'L FILM FESTIVAL (Short Film Competition, Hungary)August 29, 2017
  • 5th KRALJEVSKI FILMSKI FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Kraljevo, Serbia)August 31, 2017
  • *BEST SHORT - DOMESTIC AWARD*
    3rd ANOTHER INDEPENDENT INT'L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Eau Claire, Wisconsin, USA)September 22, 2017
  • SHORTS THAT ARE NOT PANTS (Screening, Toronto, Canada)October 12, 2017
  • *Audience Award*
    SHORTS THAT ARE NO PANTS - OKT 2017 EDITION (Official Selection, Toronto, Canada)October 14, 2017
  • SHNIT WORLDWIDE SHORTFILMFESTIVAL (International Competition, Bern, Switzerland)October 18, 2017
  • 2nd ADIRONDACK FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Glens Falls, New York, USA)October 19, 2017
  • 2nd AARETALER KURZFILMTAGE (Official Selection, Switzerland)November 17, 2017
  • 19th SORIA INT'L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Soria, France)November 22, 2017
  • 11th LUBLIN FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Lublin, Poland)November 24, 2017
  • 2nd BUCHAREST SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Bucharest, Romania)December 2, 2017
  • 3rd WARSAW SHORT FRAMING PROJECT (Official Selection, Warsaw, Poland)September 6, 2018

Trailer

Crew

Director
Julien Lasseur
Screenplay
Brian Groh
Producer
Jamie Thalman
Director of Photography
Christopher Hamilton
Art Direction
Jamie Thalman
Sound
James Tose
Editor
Julien Lasseur & Jamie Thalman
Sound Design
Austin Bedell
Music
"She Was Too Good To Me" Performed by Tony Lucca & Garth Neustadter, "Dusty" Written & Performed by Cole Garlak, "Departure" Written & Performed by Garth Neustadter, "That's Life" Performed by Phil Jeffrey & Garth Neustadter

Details

Running Time
12.30 mins
Shooting Format
2K, Arri Alexa
Screening Format
DCP, BluRay, DVD, .mov, mp4 (HD)
Aspect Ratio
2.39:1 Scope
Sound
5.1
Website

Contact

FILM FESTIVAL AGENCY

Markus Kaatsch
aug&ohr medien
Riemannstr. 21
10961 Berlin, Germany
+49 (0) 176 - 62965299
markus@augohr.de
www.augohr.de

PRODUCER

Jamie Thalman
jamie@rustic.la
www.jamiethalman.com
www.rustic.la

DIRECTOR

Julien Lasseur
2037 Rodney Drive, #6
Los Angeles, CA 90027, USA
julien@rustic.la
http://julienlasseur.com/