The Ticket Seller is a short film, with minimal dialog, inspired by the Norman Rockwell painting of the same name. The film opens with the ticket seller, an elderly gentleman, going about his daily work. It is a rhythmic grind he has known for over 25 years.
As he works, he observes the people across the platform while reflecting on lost love and missed opportunities. What might have been different in his life had he traveled as they do? And what small acts inspire that confidence to give up the known and follow your dreams? By Laura Archer and Chad Marshall Young, USA
Laura Archer: Director, Editor, Producer, Writer
Laura Archer is a theater and film professional with extensive directing and technical theater experience. She’s worked on a variety of productions from large Broadway musicals to small interactive improv performances to reality television shows. She currently has projects in several stages of development including a feature length screenplay, a staged reading and a television pilot. Her most recent directing credit was a theatrical production of Romeo and Juliet set in 1930’s Appalachia. The Ticket Seller will be her fourth short film.
Chad Marshall Young: DP, Producer
Chad Marshall Young is a director and cinematographer raised and educated in the Pacific Northwest. He moved to New York City in 2007 to pursue a career in film. Chad has worked on a wide variety of projects including the 2011 Academy Award winning short film God of Love, several TV pilots, feature films, music videos, and commercials, including spots for Netflix, Doritos, and Amazon. Chad is attached to several projects in different stages of production including two short films, one in pre-production, the other in post-production, and is currently developing a feature length screenplay.