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1 Sep , 2013   Posted by:


Chuck is a young man with a delicate condition that requires a structured and reclusive lifestyle. Unfortunately he’s also just fallen in love with an impulsive, foul-mouthed thespian named Marla.

Film Details

Director: Mike Robida

Writer: Mike Robida

Year of Release: 2013

Running Time: 12

New England Connection: Vanilla was produced almost entirely by a cast and crew of New England natives. Writer-Director Mike Robida was raised in Sanford, Maine where he attended school with lead actor Derek R. Brigham, cinematographer Eric Dawalga, and lighting crew members Kevin Brunelle and Uke Doiron. At the age of seventeen Mike moved to South Berwick, Maine where he graduated high school alongside lead actress Maureen Flanagan, make-up artist Arielle Todd, and songwriter James Gilmore.

Director(s) Bio:: Mike Robida is a writer, director and actor from Southern Maine who enjoys long walks on the beach, short walks on the beach and overly-exaggerating his enthusiasm for walks on the beach. He began producing his own films at the age of 7 with the help of his cousins Steve and Jason Talbot, whom he still works with today. He is a graduate of Vancouver Film School's Writing for Film and Television program and from 2012-2013 wrote and performed comic movie reviews for The Morning Report on WCSH6 and WLBZ2.

Editing software: Final Cut Pro

Budget: 400

Financed by: Self-financed