Dakota

Dakota is a talented but aimless singer, besieged by a failed relationship and struggling to make peace with her past. Desperate to prove that she isn’t a failure, Dakota revisits her musical ambitions and embarks on a new path – albeit, not a straight one.

Written and Directed by

Roberto Carmona

Casting by

Roberto Carmona & Danny Gavigan

Music Written by

Phoebe Ryan, Christian Medice, Jake Etheridge

Music Supervisors

Zach Gurka & Carl Schlossman

Production Designer

Kari Bare

Written and Directed by

Roberto Carmona

Casting by

Roberto Carmona & Danny Gavigan

Music Written by

Phoebe Ryan, Christian Medice, Jake Etheridge

Music Supervisors

Zach Gurka & Carl Schlossman

Production Designer

Kari Bare

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Dakota

DAKOTA is a musical comedy-drama feature film with an all new original soundtrack by international pop-star Phoebe Ryan, who also plays the titular character.

Dakota is a talented but aimless singer, besieged by a failed relationship and struggling to make peace with her past.

Dakota’s life wasn’t always at a stalemate. Dakota had once been offered a full-ride scholarship to a New York City graduate program for vocal performance, and her musical collaborations with her best friend Robert were gaining traction online. When Dakota meets Logan after a performance, she falls for him hard and fast, choosing him over the potential of her music career. Although Logan supports Dakota’s music, he’s suspicious of Dakota and Robert’s friendship. Logan’s jealousies eventually get the better of him and he breaks up with Dakota, even after she’s put her life on hold to be with him.

Two years later, Dakota now works a dead-end job, lives at home with her mom, and struggles to cut ties with Logan, even years after their breakup. Estranged from Robert, and constantly arguing with her mother, Dakota is desperate to prove that she isn’t a failure. Feeling like she’s losing control of her life, Dakota decides to give music another chance, and sets out on a new path – albeit, not a straight one.

CAST & CREW:

Written and Directed by: Roberto Carmona
Casting by: Roberto Carmona, Danny Gavigan
Music Written by: Phoebe Ryan, Christian Medice, and Jake Etheridge
Music Supervisors: Zach Gurka, Carl Schlossman
Production Designer: Kari Bare
Costume Designer: Sadie Albert
Hair and Make up: Wilfree Vasquez
Cinematographer: Travis Edwards
Editor: Roberto Carmona
Executive Producers: Carl Schlossman, Stephen Horn, Roberto Carmona, Greg Nitsche, Zach Gurka, and Seth Cummings
Produced by: Roberto Carmona, Stephen Stanley, and Annie Schlossman
Unit Production Manager/Assistant Director: Carson MacKenzie Smith
Line Producer: Annie Schlossman
Production Consultants: Eric Waldron and Don Schlossman

CAST:
Dakota – Phoebe Ryan
Robert – Jake Etheridge
Kim – Holly Twyford
Logan – Danny Gavigan
Dave – Don Schlossman
Chloe – Eunice Bae
Michelle – Morgan Sendek
Elsa – Madeline Joey Rose
Liam – Joe Carlson
Aunt Patty – Beth Hylton
Uncle Boyd – John Lescault
Young Woman on Bus – Sakile Lyles
Allison – Courtney Proctor
Dr. Talcott – Kathryn Klvana
Matt – Michel Faulkner
Dina Replogle – Connie Bowman
Woman at the Passenger – Meghan Broughan
Clinic Receptionist – Shayda Nabaee
College Receptionist – Katie Brunberg
Gym Member – Abra Burkett
Judge – Michael Gabel
Court Bailiff – Anthony Greene
Deborah Howard – Cheryl Greene
Lawyer – Adam Moskowitz
Ms. Schlossman – Annie Schlossman
Stage Manager – Roberto Carmona
Nurse – Sadie Albert
Brooklyn Artist – Aaron Lucas
Brooklyn Party Boy – Diego Laird
Bus Driver – Taco Joe Albert
Uber Driver 1 – Chris Sharp
Uber Driver 2 – Carlos Carmona
Karaoke MC – Charles Baronette
Drummer – Mr. Dude
Guitar Player – Erik Astrada
Bassist – Daniel Betts
Otis the Dog – Watson
Thor the Dog – Brutis

CREW:

DIT/Assistant Editor: Ashley Blue
Production Sound Mixer: Jacob Weeks
Sound Designer/Re-Recording Mixer: Franklin Vaughan
Wardrobe Supervisor: Sadie Albert
Costume Design Assistant: Emily Stern
Art Director/Props Master: Kari Bare
Set Decorator/Props Assistant: Caitlin Hirabayashi
First Assistant Camera: Matt LeClair
Second Assistant Camera: Chris Sharp
Key Grip: Stephen Guidry
Steadicam Operator: John Napolitano
Key Set Production Assistant: Chris Sharp
Additional Production Assistants: Birgitta Sunderland, Aaron Lucas, Dominick Mortarotti, Aaron Schlossman
Additional Boom Operator: Matt Plott
Extras Casting Coordinator: Annie Schlossman
Color Correction: Lauren Meschter
Key VFX Artist: Michel Faulkner
Additional VFX Artist: Zhibo Lai
Graphic Designer: Judie Taylor
Loop Group: Hayley Eckhardt, Aaron Lucas, Annie Schlossman, Roberto Carmona
Dog Handler/Trainer: Ruben Najera
Set Photographer: Leigh Anne Brader
Craft Services: Annie Schlossman, Carson MacKenzie Smith
Production Counsel: Latha Duncan

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