Feature Film

 

12

Director:  Lawrence Bridges

Screenwriter:  Lawrence Bridges

Genre:  Dramatic Feature

 

A half-sister and brother, illegitimate offsprings of Zeus, are stranded on a Channel Island ranch and face eviction by the US Government. They must find a play fated by Zeus and perform it flawlessly for the gods' amusement. If they do not act well, they will die. Shot over a period of 10 years "12" is 1 part L.A. love story, "The Importance of Being Earnest", a pagan spoof, personal diary of LA disasters of the 90's, and an unforgettable adventure about characters in search of themselves.

 

 

Documentary Films

 

Why Shakespeare?

Director:  Lawrence Bridges

Screenwriter:  Lawrence Bridges

Genre:  Documentary

 

This was Lawrence Bridges’ first major documentary film, made in 2003 for the National Endowment for the Arts. Actors Tom Hanks, Martin Sheen, William Shatner, Christina Applegate, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael York, Julie Taymor, and Bill Pullman along with school children and lovers of Shakespeare give testimony to the power and importance of Shakespeare. Why Shakespeare? makes a compelling case for the study and performance of his plays and sonnets at all levels, and the transformative effect it can have in the lives of inner city youth.

 
 

Muse of Fire

Director:  Lawrence Bridges

Screenwriters:  US Troops

Genre:  Documentary

 

Based on the book "Operation Homecoming: Writing the Wartime Experience."

Through interviews and readings by US troops, their families, and distinguished contemporary American writers, Muse of Fire is an exploration of the human, historical and literary value of "Operation Homecoming," a project created by the NEA to help troops and their families write about their wartime experiences. It features men and women of the United States Armed Forces along with actors Kevin Costner, Stephen Lang and author Ray Bradbury.

 

Ray Bradbury

Director:  Lawrence Bridges

Screenwriters:  US Troops

Genre:  Documentary

 

An interview with Ray Bradbury, author of titles such as titles such as Fahrenheit 451, The Martian Chronicles, and The Illustrated Man.

 

Short Film

at seventeen years old

Director:  Lawrence Bridges

Screenwriters:  Lawrence Bridges

Genre:  Dramatic Short

 

A twenty-two year old girl refects on events that still haunt her from her seventeenth year