The Chase

Synopsis

Having recently moved to Seattle, Alex decides to learn parkour where he connects with the local parkour community and meets Jason, a closeted traceur. Through movement, they explore the landscape of love and attraction.

Cast

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Charlie Chittenden

Alex

Originally from Duvall Washington, Charlie graduated from Seattle University with a B.A. in Gender Studies and is now pursuing a career in performance. Though having acted in local short films, web series, and commercials, Charlie is primarily works as a theater actor. He regularly performs in the Seattle theater world most recently seen as Georg in Second Story’s Production of Spring Awakening. Previous Credits include: Rocky Horror Show (Second Story Productions) Hairspray (Twelfth Night Productions), Psycho Beach Party (Fantastic.Z), South Pacific (Seattle Musical Theater), American Idiot! (Artswest), and Guilty Pleasures (Book-It Repertory). He hopes stories such as this help people challenge traditional understandings of men, masculinity, and heteronormativity to create a more inclusive and kinder world.

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Quinn Safaie

Jason

Quinn Safaie is currently attending Seattle Central with hopes of pursuing a career in performance and film. He was a competitive gymnast as a child and has been practicing parkour in his free time for 5 years now. Quinn has been involved in high school and community theatre before, but is excited to make his film debut.

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Eric Jusino

Daniel

Eric's sporadic acting career spans decades. In the 80s, he acted and ran tech in several elementary school productions. He took another stab at acting in 1996, devastating the audience with his one-line appearance in a college production. In 1998, he went to the silver screen as a stunt person and ninja (literally) for a student’s final project at a film school in Texas. Driven into hiding by his newfound fame, Eric disappeared from the stage for nearly 20 years. He took up parkour at a highly advanced age, and is excited to be part of The Chase.

Traceurs

  • Kellen Fujimoto
  • Eva Funderburgh-Hollis
  • Michelangelo Corrado
  • Sam Cooke
  • Brian Prince
  • Russell Hay

Crew

Russell Hay

Director & Writer

Ben Hartzell

Director of Photography

Jackie An

Producer & Assistant Drone Operator

Brody Willis

Executive Producer

Amanda Gray

Assistant Director

Emily Fortuna

Casting Director

Jessica Brown

Editor

Lise Bengson

First Assistant Camera

Alex Farias

First Assistant Camera

Ji Iadevaia

First Assistant Camera

Robin Giese

2nd Assistant Camera

Jeremiah Kraynor

Drone Operator

Rose Shirley

Gaffer

Chet Timmins

Gaffer

Kalani Akuna

Art Director

Laura Norgard

Art Production Assistant

Elizabeth Lain

Sound Engineer & Composer

Jumana Naguthanawala

Script Supervisor

Morgan JK Brown

Storyboard Artist & Production Assistant

Mufaddal Naguthanawala

Production Assistant & Bestie

Kamilla Kafiyeva

Production Assistant

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