Kaitlin, living and documenting a simple day to day routine via a mall photo booth and mini phone camera, is perfectly content with what her life has become. An unexpected revelation about her boyfriend Aaron from their roommate Sara causes Kaitlin to re-examine the choices that have led her up to this point. With her best friend Stacey offering advice on what to do next, Kaitlin tries to face up to what she fears most - change in any form.
2010 / Widescreen / Color / Unrated
Dawn Bartley as Kaitlin
Heather Kozlakowski as Stacey
Megan Laesch as Sarah
Phil Sholtes as Aaron
KAITLIN concerns herself with a daily ritual of documenting her life, not so that she can go back and admire her clothes and looks, but to remember how she feels during this time- truly happy and content. She looks change directly in the eye, and goes in the complete opposite direction. Learning about the activities of her perfect boyfriend Aaron causes her to start looking again at everything from a totally new perspective.
Dawn Bartley commands an incredibly strong depth of acting experience, both on stage and in front of the camera. Her involvement in Detroit Theatre includes the roles MRS. LOVETT in "Sweeny Todd", AMANDA in "The Hot Mess Chronicles" and BECKY in "Happy Season to You, Acquaintance Name!" at venues such as Abreact Theater and Planet Ant Theatre. Dawn has also performed in "Boxfest Detroit", an annual festival of plays written by local playwrites.
Along with "4 Pictures", Dawn can be seen as the lead in Five Clover Films' "Danyelle", which won Best Cinematography at the 2009 Ferndale Film Festival, PATRICIA in "Overcome", nominated for Best Acting in Philidelphia's Project 21 Film Festival, and SALLY in "The Hook-Up". Dawn also portrayed SARAH in Tri-Omega Productions/Five Clover Films dark comedy "Nikki & Eli". Other film credits include the role of Raine Taurus in “Terra”, the sci-fi webseries.
STACEY is Kaitlin’s best friend, operating her own clothing boutique with the assistance of her silent (literally) partner NICOLE. Stacey is Kaitlin’s rock of support and frequent advice-giver, whether Kaitlin wants to hear it or not. Stacey’s disapproval of Kaitlin’s world view could be the potential catalyst Kaitlin needs to move forward in her life, if she’s ready.
Having graduated from Specs Howard in 1996 with a concentration in Radio, Heather Kozlakowski worked in Saginaw, MI as full time on-air talent for WMJK/WMJA and WEEG. Heather soon began taking acting classes in the Fall of 1998, focusing on the Meisner Technique. Her studies led to Advanced Scene Study with Stephen Black of the Talent Group, Pittsburgh, PA. She performs Stand Up and Improv as part of the popular “Live Rude Girls” comedy troupe in Michigan. She continues her focus studying Meisner, along with stage performances with Redbud Productions of Ann Arbor.
Heather is also currently a Radio Instructor at the Specs Howard School of Media Arts in Michigan. When not busy working as an Actor, Voice Over Artist, Comedian and Instructor, Heather continues her education at Rochester College, pursuing a Bachelors of Mass Communications.
SARAH has been Kaitlin and Aaron’s roommate for almost three years. Mostly keeping to herself by playing her online games, Sarah decides one day that it’s finally time for Kaitlin to learn what’s been going on lately with her and Aaron. Sarah thinks nothing of the revelation that promises to forever change Kaitlin’s outlook on life.
Since her graduation with a BFA in the theatre program at University of Detroit Mercy, Megan Laesch has appeared in exciting independent film roles, as she's able to run around on screen toting heavy firearms and looking tough! Although you won't be seeing her do that in "4 Pictures", it's a more typical sight in the sci-fi Detroit series "InZer0” and "InZer0: Fragile Wings" as LENORE of the Wolves clan, as well as JINXX in "Terra", the sci-fi webseries. Megan is also a talented artist and practicing massage therapist.
And Mella Barnes as Nicole The Assistant
AARON is Kaitlin’s loyal boyfriend who owns the loft they live in. More than just a provider, he helps Kaitlin in reassuring her that the choices she’s made in her life are the right ones. When Kaitlin finds out about what Aaron and Sarah have been doing while she’s asleep, it causes her to question whether or not Aaron is actually the right choice for her.
Phil Sholtes has had a hand in several independent film productions from Five Clover Films, with many roles both on screen and the production side. He first showed interest and adeptness in independent productions when he joined the cast and crew of Detroit's indie sci-fi series “In-Zer0”. In addition to almost always dying while on-screen, he's known for being a passionate editor, as well as an experienced fight and stunt choreographer. Numerous film acting credits include "InZer0”, "The Sleepy Guy", "Dealbreaker", "First Day", and "The Hookup".
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