The Birthday

The Birthday is a short film that was produced for the 50 Hour Slam in April 2012. Our team of 13 had 50 hours to write, film, edit and finalize our piece, meeting specific criteria from the competition. With a lot of teamwork, expertise, talent and some luck we are proud to have produced this little gem. The story follows 3 sisters, each coming to terms with their father’s 50th Birthday in their own way, as they plan his small celebration. The Birthday is a touching drama about family and the way we love, live, and grow up together.


Directed by
Rebecca Cook
Writing credits

(in alphabetical order)

Tom Olson


Cast (in alphabetical order)
Joni Elizabeth Susan
Dawn Hunter Karen
Brad Picard Father
Sali Sayler Jean
Adrienne Thommes Rose
Original Music by
Nile Popchock
Cinematography by
Bryan Gosline
Film Editing by
Bryan Gosline
Set Decoration by
Chris Groves
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Trey Donner …. first assistant director
Transportation Department
Brian Sayler …. picture car coordinator
Doc Gaffer …. special thanks
Date: August 2012 Client: 50 Hour Slam 2012 Skills: 48 Hour Film Festivals, Short Films