DUKE – Award Winning Short Film

Subtitles available in English, Spanish, French and Portuguese.

“When a nonverbal autistic teen’s family is falling apart, he must find his voice to keep them together. Based on a true story. ”

Available in 2K (English only) on Vimeo channel: https://vimeo.com/437289026

For more info and BTS visit – www.dukeshortfilm.com / www.dellenmillerproductions.com

From the American Pavilion at Cannes 2019, to Raindance in London, Cleveland, Austin, winner of the “Stage 32 contest” and so many other great festivals… With a total of 40 official selections worldwide and 16 awards, DUKE is proudly endorsed by the Autism Society of America https://autism-society.org and was eligible for the 2019 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ Live Action Short Film category.

Cast and Crew

Written By – Thiago Dadalt & Dru Miller
Executive Producer – Dru Miller
Directed By – Thiago Dadalt (instagram: @thiagodadalt)
Cinematography By – Andre Chesini
Produced By – Ekin Ergen / Andre Chesini / Bruna Nogueira / Dru Miller / Thiago Dadalt
Co-Producer – Dawnella Trammell
Line Producers – Tuna Erturk / Mehmet Gungoren / Damaris Pinheiro

Robert Solomon as Duke Peters (Instagram: @bobertsolomon)
Piercey Dalton as Brenda Peters, Duke’s mother (Instagram: @pierceybits)
Jeff Marchelletta as Joseph Peters, Duke’s father.
Zack Kozlow as Brandon Peters, Duke’s brother.
Sofia Guijarro as Jennifer Peters, Duke’s sister.
Martin Dorsla as Alex Johnson, the principal at Duke’s school.
Tammy Kaitz as Susan, Duke’s therapist.

1st AD – Ekin Ergen
DP/Operator – Andre Chesini
2nd AD – Orhun Yuksel
1st AC – Andrew Plaz
2nd AC/DIT – Brian Korff
2nd AC/DIT – Ana Parra Bernal
Gaffer – Team Bashet
Key Grip – Kenneth Marc
Swing E&G – Genevieve Evan
Swing E&G – Matthew Brown
Swing E&G – Carlton Hudson
Sound Mixer/Boom – Blake E. Cristian
Sound Mixer/Boom – Destiny Farrant
Makeup/Hair Designer – Bruna Nogueira
Script Supervisor – Dhriti Borah
Production Designer – Zack Friedman
PDW Assistant 1 – Kevin Reyes
Costumer Designer – Augusta Mariscotti
Original Music – Gabriel Dib
Sound Designer – Gabriel Dib
PA 1 – Mel Miksian de Castro
PA 2 – Rodrigo G.
Script Editor – Laine Hammer
Studio Teacher – Dr. Daniel Drabinsky
BTS – Marcos Daniel Ferreira
BTS – Silvano Faccio
Casting Director 1 – Adam Kronenberger
Casting director 2 – Thiago Dadalt
Casting Director 3 – Giselle Claudino
Acting Coach – Kirk Baltz
Editing – Thiago Dadalt
Color and Graphic Designer – Ricardo Ariel


Young Duke – Vietel Krauss
Surfer – Tim Mud
Student 1 – Charles Stern
Student 2 – Elizabeth Thompson
Student 3 – Garret Kristjansson
Student 4 – Ricardo Diaz
Student 5 – Alejandro Fuenzalida
Student 6 – KJaik Suri
Student 7 – Kabir Suri
Student 8 – Zachary Wein
Student 9 – Michael Wein
Student 10 – Jack Sheffield Kirsch
Student 11 – Matthew Yepez
Student 12 – Andrew (Drew) Hoffman
Student 13 – Katie Snyder
Student 14 – David R. Crouch II
Student 15 – Lucan Alto Stargiotti
Student 16 – Tiffany Ngo
Student 17 – Katelyn Darrow
Student 18 – Carly Roselani Havenick
Student 19 – Bryan Urreau

Special Thanks

Dawn Goldstein-Robidoux and Family
Christine Solomon and Family
Jim Trammell and Family
Linda and David Dreben
Debbie Cipolla and Paul J. Musico
Magnolia Science Academy 2
Steven Keskinturk
Dennis Soda Bossa
Hollywood Casting and Film
Eric Amundson
Leaps N Boundz
Tami Barmache
Lindsey Goodrich


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