Based on the stage play 10K by Neil LaBute originally produced and presented by Throughline Artists as part of the 2015 SUMMER SHORTS festival at 59E59 Theaters in NYC.

10 K| (2017)

Written and Directed by NEIL LABUTE

World Premiere | February 7, 2017 (Santa Barbara International Film Festival)

Running Time: 19 Minutes (Black & White)

Filmed on location in Teatown Lake Reservation, Ossining, NY

A man and a woman meet on a wooded path while on a nature walk. Is it an accident or something planned? Is it the first time or the hundredth? 10 K is a suburban mystery shot through with humor and tension and desire.

 

ABOUT THE FILMMAKER

Neil LaBute

NEIL LABUTE (Writer & Director)

Neil LaBute arrived on the filmmaking scene at the 1997 Sundance Film Festival with his feature debut, In the Company of Men. The film went on to win the Filmmaker Trophy at the festival, as well as the New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best First Feature. In addition to Sundance, it screened at the Cannes, Edinburgh, and Deauville Film Festivals and won two Independent Spirit Awards.

Following on the success of In the Company of Men, LaBute continued to push boundaries on screen and stage and has established himself as a leading playwright and film & television writer/director. Among his films are Your Friends and Neighbors, Nurse Betty, The Shape of Things, Lakeview Terrace, Some Velvet Morning, and Dirty Weekend. In television, he has created two series for DirecTV, ten x ten, a collection of short films, and Billy & Billie, a half-hour comedy starring Adam Brody.

LaBute’s plays have been Tony and Olivier Award nominated and staged throughout the world. They include The Shape of Things, Fat Pig, Some Girl(s), This Is How It Goes, reasons to be pretty (Tony Award nominated for Best Play), The Money Shot, and The Way We Get By. In fall of 2016, a new work titled All the Ways to Say I Love You premiered at MCC Theatre in New York. LaBute is also the author of Seconds of Pleasure, a collection of short fiction published by Grove Atlantic.

 

CAST

Clea Alsip

CLEA ALSIP (Woman)

Off-Broadway: Neil LaBute's The Way We Get By (Second Stage) and 10K (59e59), Ping Pong (The Public Theater), Sarah Ruhl's Stage Kiss (Playwrights Horizons), Sex of the Baby (Access Theater), Wide Awake Hearts (59e59). Regional: Steel Magnolias, Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike (Bucks County Playhouse); The Killing of Sister George (Long Wharf Theatre); Clybourne Park (Dorset Theatre Festival, Barrington Stage); ‪Lewis Black's One Slight Hitch (George Street Playhouse, Williamstown Theatre Festival); The Show Off (Westport); Brace Yourself (Berkshire Theatre Group); Six Degrees of Separation (Williamstown); The Motherf****r with the Hat (TheaterWorks Hartford).   Film/TV: Billy & Billie, Boardwalk Empire, Expecto Patron, Seclusion, Hunter&Game, The Little Tin Man. Education: BA, Stanford University; MFA, NYU Graduate Acting. www.cleaalsip.com

 
 

J.J. Kandel

J.J. KANDEL (Man)

A versatile actor for stage and screen, J.J.'s film and television credits include The Mulberry Bush (Tribeca Film Festival); Chuck with Liev Schreiber and Naomi Watts; Zero Dark Thirty and The Hurt Locker (Best Picture 2010) both directed by Academy Award® winner Kathryn Bigelow; We Need To Talk About Kevin; Billie & Billy (DirecTV); and Law & Order (NBC).

New York theater credits include 10 K written and directed by Neil LaBute; The Mulberry Bush by Neil LaBute directed by Maria Mileaf; Falling Short and Jonathan’s Blaze both directed by Academy Award® and Golden Globe® winner Alexander Dinelaris; The Killing (World Premiere) by William Inge; Sundance directed by Matthew Penn; Intermission by Will Eno; and The Great Pretenders directed by Billy Hopkins with Amy Irving. Kandel is an actor member of Ensemble Studio Theatre in New York City, SAG-AFTRA, and Actors’ Equity Association.

 

PRODUCER

Tim Harms (Contemptible Entertainment/Harmful Films)

A two-time Sundance Film Festival alumnus, Tim Harms has worked extensively with writer, director and playwright Neil LaBute, producing his feature film Some Velvet Morning, which was released by Tribeca Film in December 2013, as well as the short films sexting (Sundance 2011), BFF, and The Mulberry Bush.  He also served as co-producer on LaBute's most recent feature Dirty Weekend, starring Matthew Broderick and Alice Eve, and as Executive Producer for LaBute's  Billy & Billie, a half-hour TV series that aired on DirecTV’s Audience Channel.

In addition to his work with LaBute, Harms has also worked with writer/director Lee Toland Krieger (The Age of Adaline, Celeste & Jesse Forever) and produced his feature film debut, The Vicious Kind.  The film premiered at the 2009 Sundance Film Festival and received Independent Spirit Award nominations for Best Actor and Best Screenplay.


filmmakers & crew

Writer and Director • Neil LaBute

Producers • Tim Harms, J.J. Kandel, Neil LaBute

Executive Producer • Jeffrey S. Gould

Cinematographer • Alexander Sablow

Editor • Tim Harms

Production Designer • Rebecca Lord-Surratt

Costume Designer • Dede Ayite

Casting • Kate Murray

Assistant Camera • Robert Cauble

Assistant Camera • Kevin Marshall

Still Photographer • Brian Kamerzel

Production Mixer • Max Phillips

Hair and Makeup • Eve Negley

Colorist • Alex Berman

Online Editor • Eugene Lehnert

Head Mix Engineer • Michael J. McDonald

ADR Editor • Ray Quintana

Foley Editor • Ray Quintana

Foley Artist • Vincent Deng

Sound Effects Editor • Daniel Navajas

Background Editor • Daniel Navajas

Audio Post House • Private Island Audio


SPECIAL THANKS

Dominick Balleta

Dianne Barron

Kevin Carter

Richard I. Kandel


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