Plumb Marigold (Alexi Pappas) is a famous but lonely distance runner preparing for the biggest race of her life: The Olympic Trials. But when an injury forces her to take an unexpected day off, Plumb wanders into a bakery where the aimless boy behind the counter catches her eye. In this story that captures the experience of a young Olympic hopeful, many of the actors are actual Olympic athletes -- including co-writer/director and lead actor Pappas.
Alexi Pappas, actor, co-writer, co-director
Alexi Pappas is a filmmaker and a professional athlete training for the 2016 Olympics in the 10,000 meters. Alexi completed her thesis in poetry at Dartmouth College where she graduated magna cum laude before running off to compete in the 2012 Olympic Track & Field Trials. In 2011 Alexi co-wrote the script for the award-winning feature film Tall as the Baobab Tree. Alexi was also a member of the Dog Day Players improv theatre troupe at Dartmouth and is a graduate of the UCB Theater improv program in New York City. She is the co-founder of Film Fatales Portland.
Jeremy Teicher, co-writer, co-director, producer
Jeremy Teicher is an award-winning writer and director whose first narrative feature film, Tall as the Baobab Tree, garnered acclaim at festivals around the world and was distributed by Sundance Artist Services in 2014. In July 2013, Jeremy was named one of Filmmaker Magazine’s 25 New Faces of Independent Film. Tall as the Baobab Tree is inspired by true stories from Jeremy’s documentary short film, This Is Us, nominated for a Student Academy Award. Jeremy graduated from Dartmouth College where he studied Film, Theater, and English.
Moderator - John Bucher
John is writer, story consultant, podcaster, and VR Evangelist who has worked with HBO, MovieMaker Magazine, LA Screenwriter and Vertigo Comics. He teaches at the Los Angeles Film Studies Center and is completing a PhD in Mythology. John writes about film, pop culture and spirituality at his site, tellingabetterstory.com. He is the author of The Inside Out Story, Master of the Cinematic Universe: The Secret Code to Writing in the New World of Media, and Storytelling For Virtual Reality, which will be released in early 2017.