WINNER 

Best Short

Best Director

2020 Top Indie Film Awards

 WINNER 

Best First Time Filmmaker

2020 Montreal Independent Film Festival

  NOMINATED 

Best Writing

Best Cinematography

Best Editing 
2020 Top Indie Film Awards

  NOMINATED 
Best Writer
2020 Queen Palm International Film Festival

SYNOPSIS: A young couple’s anniversary takes a bittersweet turn when a police officer pulls the husband over on a questionable traffic stop. Inspired by true events.

 

Starring

Carina 

Michael 

JASMINE RUNNELS

TYREE JAMAR

Lisa

TABITHA

MITCHELL

Officer Rodriguez

BRIAN BADOLATO

 
 

DIRECTOR'S STATEMENT

JANUARY 14TH was inspired by my parent’s 30+ year marriage. They were best friends who had journeyed through heaven and hell together. To say they were in love would be an understatement. They were soulmates. The only time I saw my father cry was when my mother passed away in 2008.

January 14th was their wedding anniversary.

 

Making a film in commemoration of their life together began in 2018. The script had gone through several incarnations before I settled on the version audiences are seeing today. The 14-minute film was shot over two days in Los Angeles with a small, but talented crew. The cast was made up of local actors who we selected through a meticulous and rigorous audition process. Chemistry between all the actors, above any previous experience, was what we were looking for. The budget was small, but we focused on capturing the soul of the story despite the limitations. 

In essence, JANUARY 14TH is an exploration of the day-in-the-life of a young couple on their third-year anniversary and how they process a bittersweet reality.

LA'CHRIS JORDAN

WRITER / DIRECTOR / EXECUTIVE PRODUCER

LA’CHRIS JORDAN is a novelist, playwright, actor and filmmaker who made her directorial debut with JANUARY 14TH, a drama set in modern-day Los Angeles. La'Chris was a recent winner in The Script Lab's 2019 Screenplay Contest which received over 5,000 submissions. In addition to this competition, La’Chris has received over 50 awards, grants and honors including being  named ‘One of the 50 Playwrights to Watch’ by the Dramatists Guild and a Semifinalist for the extremely competitive Lila Acheson Wallace American Playwriting Program at Juilliard.​Jordan’s body of work includes themes such as injustice, oppression, corruption, and the duality of human nature, particularly as it relates to women struggling for equality in a patriarchal society.

La’Chris recently completed her semi-autobiographical feature, ROSES IN THE WATER which is an adaptation of her award-winning play. Her other screenwriting credits includes the political drama THE SOURCE and THE RIDGE (Semifinalist, 2017 Fade In Awards; Semifinalist, 2017 Cinequest Screenwriting Competition) which is slated for production in Fall 2020.

The Dream Team 

(a.k.a. The Crew)

Toni Bullock

TONI BULLOCK

CO-PRODUCER

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Brian Isom

BRIAN ISOM

DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY

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Tia Lewis

TIA LEWIS

EDITOR

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Meghan Gherity

MEGHAN GHERITY

POST PRODUCTION SUPERVISOR

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Guilherme Freitas

GUILHERME FREITAS

FIRST ASSISTANT CAMERA

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Robert Stronger

ROBERT STRONGER

SOUND MIXER/BOOM OPERATOR

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Dora Hopkins

DORA HOPKINS

SCRIPT SUPERVISOR

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David Gordon

DAVID GORDON

GAFFER

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DAVID FLORES

KEY GRIP

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Carlos DeLaRosa, Jr.

CARLOS DeLaROSA, Jr.

STILLS PHOTOGRAPHER

Nicky Norman

NICKY NORMAN

MAKEUP ARTIST

Quincy Vidauri

QUINCY VIDAURI

POLICE TECHNICAL CONSULTANT

Tyler Mitchell

TYLER MITCHELL

PRODUCTION ASSISTANT

ANDREA BAYLISS

PRODUCTION ASSISTANT

 
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