Mr. Madison

A Short Comedy by Joe Rodriguez, 18 minutes

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It’s the day of his grandfather’s memorial and Eddy Madison has been tasked with persuading his confused grandma, Elena, to join the family at Prospect Park. Elena adamantly believes her husband, Moe, is alive and well: bound to return from duty in World War II any day.

Mr. Madison is my senior thesis project at NYU. It is the recipient of The Malcolm Ross Memorial Film Production Award and The Russell Hexter Filmmaker Grant. C.J. Gelfand (Elena Madison) won the Craft Award for Acting at The 2015 First Run Film Festival for her stellar performance.


Joe RodriguezC.J. Gelfand, Andrea Schirmer, Jane Brown, Ed Incle, and Peter Gonzalez

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Written & Directed by Joe Rodriguez, Producer Molly Castro, Producer Parker Chenoweth, Cinematographer Williams Naranjo, Composer James Newberry, Production Designer Leila Garrison, Casting Director Jenna Gelenberg 

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