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Side Gig Productions
(310) 853-3450 phone
Los Angeles, CA
Owner of Side Gig Productions, AUTUMN McALPIN is an award-winning filmmaker who recently directed her first feature film, Miss Arizona, which she also wrote and produced. Miss Arizona follows a former pageant queen on an all-night adventure with four unlikely friends she meets at a women's shelter, and premiered at the Bentonville Film Festival in May 2018 to two sold-out audiences and received the Audience Award for Best Feature. The film stars Johanna Braddy, Robyn Lively, Dana Wheeler-Nicholson, Missi Pyle, and Steve Guttenberg.
In 2015, Autumn co-wrote and produced the feature film Waffle Street, starring Danny Glover and James Lafferty. Now available worldwide on Netflix, VOD, and DVD, Waffle Street is a riches-to-rags tale based on the memoir of financier turned waffle shop waiter James Adams. On the festival circuit, the film won "Best Feature Film" at the Hollywood Film Fest, the "Carpe Diem Award" at the Woodstock Film Fest, the "Audience Award" at the Red Rock Film Festival, and Autumn was awarded the "Screenwriter Award" by Leonard Maltin at the Coronado Island Film Fest.
Hailing from USC's Master of Professional Writing program, Autumn's stage play In Front of the Children won 1st place in USC's 2015 Writing for Stage and Screen competition. Autumn also wrote, produced and directed award-winning short films Shadow and Another Time.
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