• BIO

USA | 2011| 0:20:00 | Experimental| NY Premiere

A streetwise former boxer searches for his estranged father, missing from a rundown nursing home in East Los Angeles. Using secrets from a buried past, he finds an old man with Alzheimer's who has forgotten almost everything - including the son who now holds both their futures in his hands.

Director: Derrick Hausen
Executive Producer: Alona Tal, Jennifer L. Dorner
Producer: Audrey Matos, Joshua Herbstman
Writer: Derrick Hausen
Cinematographer: Dmitry Koshutin
Editor: Derrick Hausen
Original Music: Ronen Landa
Sound Editor: Josh Eichenbaum
Sound Mixer: Josh Eichenbaum

Harold Cannon-Lopez, Jesse French, Lance Aston, Manny Montana, Marcos De La Cruz, Melody Butiu, Robert Longstreet, Ihuoma Ofordire, Rawle Lewis


DERRICK HAUSEN (Director, Editor, Writer) looks to tell stories that are both timely and timeless by mixing modern sensibilities with classic themes. His film, "ATONAL", starring Marcos Ferraez De La Cruz, Robert Longstreet and Jessa French, embodies his unique cinematic style. The short has screened at major festivals including Newport Beach, Beverly Hills, Indianapolis and Bel Air. Derrick has directed commercial content for Honda, Acura and the non-profit MAT Program.

JOSHUA HERBSTMAN's (Producer) unique combo of artistic soul and production talent shines through, whether he's producing behind the camera or working in front of it. Based out of Rubin Postaer and Associates (RPA), Joshua coproduced the new eye-catching series of Tobacco Free California ads, and produced scores of Honda spots, including the One Show-nominated "Honda Loves You Back" campaign, for which he was also on-camera talent. He has worked on campaigns for Mandalay Bay, La-Z-Boy and SOYJOY, to name a few.

MARCOS DE LA CRUZ (actor) breathes life into characters in an unforgettable way that resonates with audiences. He has been featured on several series, most recently, Burn Notice, The Mentalist and Law & Order: Los Angeles, CSI: NY as well as a recurring role on Sons of Anarchy. Marcos has acted alongside Tom Berenger and Diane Ladd, worked with directors David Fincher and Nick Cassavetes, and starred on the series Pacific Blue.

JESSA FRENCH (actor/producer) - born in England, raised in Texas, and currently living in Los Angeles, Jessa is known for standout dramatic performances on shows such as Justified, The Shield, Without a Trace and The Practice, as well as for her memorable comedic roles on 'Til Death, Bones, King of Queens, Rock Me Baby, and in the film Sweetzer, opposite Bryan Callen and Jorge Garcia. Jessa has been directed by William Shatner and Oscar-nominated Brett Morgen.

ALONA TAL (executive producer) started her career in her native Israel at the age of 6, when she debuted in the film The Cage. Following a successful career in Israel, Alona has continued to work in both film and television in the Unites States, enjoying recurring roles on Veronica Mars and Supernatural, and working as a series regular on the acclaimed show Cane. Her guest-starring roles have included Pretty Little Liars, The Killing, Leverage, Lie To Me, The Mentalist, Monk, Party Down and The Cleaner. Alona's film credits include starring roles in the fan-favorite independent films Taking 5, which premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival, and Undocumented, which was named one of the best 10 films of 2010. She also stars in the upcoming CW show, Cult and plays opposite Mark Wahlberg in the Allan Hughes film Broken City.

ROBERT LONGSTREET (actor) is an actor, editor and producer, Robert began his career by making Super 8 films at the age of 9. Eleven years later, he moved to New York City to study with Uta Hagan. After acting in Off- and Off-Off Broadway plays in the late '80s and on TV in the early '90s, he branched out into feature films. His performance in Onur Tukel's Ding-a-Ling-Less (still Robert's favorite) led to working with David Gordon Green on three films-Undertow, Pineapple Express, and the Green-produced, Craig Zobel-directed Great World of Sound, which, along with Zack Godshall's Low and Behold, world-premiered at the 2007 Sundance Film Festival. In 2011, Robert broke the all-time Sundance record for a male actor with four features in the festival: Jeff Nichols's Take Shelter, Todd Rohal's The Catechism Cataclysm, Michael Tully's Septien and Calvin Reeder's The Oregonian. Robert and the cast of Take Shelter were honored at New York City's Gotham Awards with a nomination for Best Ensemble Performance.