Forced to work an extra shift, two young baristas must come to terms with their own relationship while being bombarded by the very different issues of their diverse customers. Close Quarters is a romantic dramedy about sex, betrayal, friendship, jealousy, love, hate, death… and coffee.
Produced by Ron Falzone, Jack C. Newell, and Joe Rosengarten
Directed by Jack C. Newell
FORMAT: 1 x 89′ Feature Film
PRODUCTION YEAR: 2012
PRODUCER: Sypher Films
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: USA
MASTER FILE: ProRes 422, 1920 x 1080
VIDEO: Texted and Textless versions available
AUDIO: Full Mix Stereo and M+E Tracks available
Bill Arnett is a fixture in the Chicago improv community, performing and teaching at the iO Theater. He plays in the weekly Armando Diaz Show as well as the late night smash Hot 3033. He can also be seen with the award-winning sketch group Maximum Party Zone.
Mark Belden is an actor and director who got his start at Chicago’s renowned Second City theater. When not working, he enjoys the indoors. Hobbies include cooking and attempting to sing jazz standards.
Jim Carlson is an performer, writer and director for the Second City. He also performs at i.O. Chicago in Middle Age Comeback and the Armando Diaz Experience. Jimmy grew up in the Chicago area and graduated from Iowa.
Colleen Doyle is an actor, writer and comedian. She has performed in festivals and venues all over the United States, floating in the Atlantic Ocean, and that one place in Europe with the cobblestones. Colleen teaches improv at iO Chicago where she also performs with the ensembles Dummy and Ringo Starr.
Kate Duffy has been writing and performing comedy in Chicago for the last 15 years. Kate performed with Children of a Lesser God, a troupe critic’s called, the best all-female improv group in Chicago, Schnuffy, Otis, The Signatures, and FELT, a critically acclaimed puppet show. Kate spent 2 years performing for The Second City on cruise ships, with their National Touring Company, and for their online network. Currently, Kate performs with Deep Schwa, Playboys, and the Mary Kay Letourneau Players. She teaches n at iO and The Second City and for companies around the country.
Erica Elam is an actress/improviser with a long history of performance. Stage credits include roles at the Goodman Theatre, Court Theatre, Peninsula Players, Steppenwolf and Remy Bumpo. As an improviser, she has appeared at iO Theatre, Annoyance Theatre, Donny’s Skybox and Second City unhinged.
Jet Eveleth is a member of The Reckoning and tours in the original show Ted & Melanie and Touched. She has performed in the Andy Kaufman Awards, The Best Of Chicago’s Stand-Up at The Lincoln Lodgeand was listed as New City’s Top 50 Players in Chicago. Her film work includes the comedies, American Legacy and One- Small Hitch.
Noah Gregoropoulos has been performing, directing and teaching in Chicago for decades, at iO Chicago, The Annoyance, Second City and other venues as well as in numerous television and film productions. He was a staff writer on the ABC sitcom “Dharma and Greg”. He is currently performing in “Armando Diaz” and “Carl and the Passions” at iO Chicago, “Chicagoland” at The Annoyance, and “Almost Atlanta: Act, Too” at Chicago Dramatists.
Lyndsay Hailey does comedy and is often happy about it. She has written, directed, and produced two critically acclaimed one woman shows, 30% Chance of Hailey, and 40% Chance of Hailey, at Chicago’s iO Theatre and in New York at The Upright Citizens Brigade Theater. She recently produced two music video’s under the alias Cap’n Juggles. Check out her material at www.youtube.com/chanceofhailey. Lyndsay tours with her one woman shows, The Second City National Touring Company, the iO Road Show and The Deltones, iO’s fully improvised musical.
Gregory Hollimon is a native of Chicago and a veteran of Second City Theatre. He is best known for his work as Principal Onyx Blackman on the Comedy Central cult hit “Strangers With Candy.”
TJ Jagodowski has been an improviser and director in Chicago for the last fifteen years. He improvises weekly with Dave Pasquesi in the show “TJ and Dave.”
Bruce Jarchow started out at The Second City in 1977 and opened mainstage shows until 1982. His Chicago theater credits include Lakeboat, The Water Engine, and Chicago Conspiracy Trial. He also appeared Off-Broadway in Edmund, True West, and Sills & Co. His movie credits include Ghost, Outbreak, Sour Grapes, Continental Divide, The Weatherman, and about 20 more. His TV credits include Seinfeld, Desperate Housewives, E.R., According To Jim, Weird Science, Honey, I Shrunk The Kids, The Playboy Club, and about 40 more.
Tim Kazurinsky is a screenwriter/actor who went from Second City to Saturday Night Live to acting in a bunch of movies then writing a bunch of movies. He’s the luckiest guy in show biz because he never had to leave Chicago (for very long.)
Sherra Lasley can currently be seen performing in Bye Bye Liver; The Chicago Drinking Play which is going on it’s 5th year and recently did her last performance with two man sketch group, Jablonski!. She has been performing, writing, and producing sketch and improv for over 8 years at The Pub Theater, iO, and Second City.
Holly Laurent is a member of the improv comedy group “The Reckoning” and is currently on the main stage at Second City in the show “South Side of Heaven.”
Nicky Margolis is a proud alum of the Second City Etc and Touring Company. She has been performing improv and sketch comedy in Chicago for over 13 years, but is currently taking a break to raise her adorable son (who also appears in this movie, in the form of a belly bump).
Susan Messing has been an improviser and comedian for over 24 years. She teaches comedy @ DePaul University, The Second City, the iO, The Annoyance, and all over the country. You can see Susan perform every Thursday night @ The Annoyance in her critically acclaimed show, Messing with a Friend, and every third Sunday @ Second City with the Playboys.
Danny Mora is a veteran comic performer in the Chicago area for over twelve years. He has worked with the Second City, the Annoyance theater and currently performs weekly at the iO theater. On the internet, he has a presence with sketch comedy group Maximum Party Zone.
Linda Augusta Orr has been performing on stage for the last 8 years at the iO Theatre, most notably with Carl and the Passions. She has written and directed throughout the city of Chicago, including 3 one person shows. She can been seen performing weekly throughout the city and in her spare time, she likes to hang out at her cottage in Door County, WI. Close Quarters is Linda’s third independent feature.
Dave Pasquesi is a well-known Chicago improviser and actor. On film he has appeared in Groundhog Day, Ice Harvest, The Fugitive, Year One and will be seen in the next Woody Allen project. He appears weekly with TJ Jagodowski in the show “TJ and Dave.”
Erica Unger has appeared onstage at Northlight Theatre, The Vittum Theatre, Infamous Commonwealth Theatre, About Face Theatre Collective and Defiant Theatre Company. Film credits include the principal role in Jack C. Newell’s short, Requiem.
Seth Unger has been seen onstage at The Goodman, Steppenwolf and Second City among others. He has worked with Jack C. Newell on several films, most recently appearing in the YouTube sensation, “Creative Types”. Having said that, he retired from acting in 2008 and now works in the design field at Gensler.
Festivals and Awards
Official Selection, Chicago Comedy Film Festival 2012
Official Selection, Kansas International Film Festival
Official Selection, Montreal World Film Festival 2012
Official Selection, Midwest Independent Film Festival