Eight of Spades
Film by Melisande Bliss


EIGHT OF SPADES is a dark psycho- drama that unfolds over the course of one night, as Cassie, an aspiring actress, encounters Edmund, a mysterious Shakespeare- spouting stranger claiming to be a Hollywood producer. When he tells her she looks just right for a part in his film, Cassie is intrigued, and finds herself drawn deeper and deeper into his bizarre world, as the lines between fact and fiction begin to blur…


Writer/ Director/ Editor - Melisande Bliss
Producer - Natasha Soto
Executive Producer - Steve Fagan
Executive Producer - Debra Rosen
Cinematographer - Terrence Laron Burke
Production Designer - Michelle Dopiro
1st Assistant Camera - Kyle Forbes
1st Assistant Camera - Adam Mantell
2nd Assistant Camera - Kayla Bennett
First Assistant Director - Bryan Powers
Sound Recordist - Nicholas Do

Gaffer/ Grip - Justin LaMarca
Set Photographer - Abigail He
Set Videographer - Tyler Gibson
Hair & Makeup - Hinano Leung
Graphic Designer - Emily June
Colorist - Josh Kanuck
Boom Operator – Eric Perez
Driver – Milagros Marte
Sound Design – Melisande Bliss
Sound Editor/ Final Mix – Napat Snidvongs

Country of Origin: U.S.
Year of Production: 2015
Running time: 17:06
Color or B/W: Color
Language: English
Aspect Ratio: 16:9
Sound: Stereo


Alyssa Kempinski as Cassie
Mark Ryan Anderson as Edmund

Avigail Gillik - Little Girl
Steve from the Diner - Father
Alexandra Pinkhasava - Nurse
Boris Pinkhasava - Paramedic


Melisande Bliss is an independent filmmaker and photographer from New York City. She is currently pursuing her MFA degree in Media Arts Production. In 2015, she was selected as the first student from City College to receive the BAFTA (British Academy of Film & Television Arts) Media Studies scholarship, sponsored by Discovery Communications. She has written, directed and edited several short experimental films including 'Illucidentity' (2013)) and 'Isabella' (2015), as well as worked in various capacities as cinematographer and assistant director on other projects. Prior to attending City College, Melisande graduated Summa Cum Laude with a BA in Sociology and Minor in Film Studies, from SUNY New Paltz. She currently works as a freelance videographer and is in development on several independent projects that will shoot next Fall.

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