“Phyllis” performed by Margaret Kennedy


“PHYLLIS”, whose once successful theatrical career is long past, sits alone in her elegant bedroom, sipping on cocktails as memories of her childhood in Mississippi, love affairs and glamorous parties in New York, drift in and out of focus.

Her good sense of humor and charm starts to fade as she recounts disappointments in her marriage and her struggle to regain her ‘rightful place in society’.

Although PHYLLIS is determined to convince an unseen listener that she has no regrets, tender memories are overshadowed by a dark anger and the painful fragility beneath her proud defiance is laid bare.

About Shadow Man

“SHADOW MAN” – a short film written and directed by Roberta Pyzel, puts a human face on the subject of justice.

Ricky, a small-time drug dealer, in prison with a 25 year to life sentence for a violent crime he did not commit, meets with Ms. Davis, a cynical court appointed lawyer, and as he tries to convince her to file an Appeal on his behalf, his vulnerability touches her deeply, drawing her back into the struggle for justice that she had abandoned long ago.


“Pascal Arquimedes and Audrey Woods are uniformly exceptional, utterly natural…SHADOW MAN grip(s) the viewer from the outset.”

– John Smistad, THE MOVIE BLOG.

To dare, to grow, to love: an intimate portrait of eight men in group therapy

“Shooting Stars has universal significance. It leads the viewer to sense his or her own mortality [and to experience] profound feelings of appreciation for life.”

– The Cape Codder

“The painful honesty captured in the film is effectively brought forth as [it] flip-flops between normal, day-to-day issues and the complexities heaped upon the men by AIDS… Most members of the group agreed that being diagnosed with AIDS was like a ‘wake-up call.’ ‘It makes you finally deal with living.'”

– The Provincetown Advocate

“The great value of Shooting Stars lies in its unsentimental, humane, surprisingly humorous, and deeply touching illustration of the benefit of being involved in an AIDS support group.”

– A & U (America’s AIDS Magazine)

“A touching profile.”

– New York Native

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