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Barefoot Studio Pictures

Founded by a small group of Ensemble Members from New York City's critically acclaimed Barefoot Theatre Company, Barefoot Studio Picutres is an LA & NYC based independent company dedicated to the production and development of feature, short and viral films. Francisco Solorzano & Christopher Whalen, Co-Founders / Executive Producers.

Reminiscent of the gritty, visceral and character driven pictures from the late 60's and early 70's era, we explore stories from a truthful place that ignite passion, incite laughter, and provoke discussion. As bold, commanding and powerful as its theatrical partner, Barefoot Studio Pictures promises to take artistic risks to bring a memorable cinematic experience to life.

Completed Debut Short Film: Floating Sunflowers (see below) with follow-up short film, The Girl With The Jacket written and directed by Caitlin FitzGerald in post production.

Debut Short Film

FLOATING SUNFLOWERS makes its World Premiere in April 2014. For festival updates visit:

Floating Sunflower Laurels
Floating Sunflowers Remi Laurel

Sometimes life inspires art, and inspires life.

FLOATING SUNFLOWERS tells the story of June (Anna Chlumsky), a still-life painter, and Henry (Francisco Solorzano), a fiction author, each caught in an emotional winter of their own. Unable to tap into their creative spirit, all seems lost for Henry and June, when a simple twist of fate exposes each of them to the symbols of each other's dilemma. The epiphany causes the creative sparks to fly, as -through only the contact of their creative unconscious- they inspire each other to once again, embrace life.

Produced by Barefoot Studio Pictures
Directed by Francisco Solorzano
Screenplay by Jason Furlani
Starring Anna Chlumsky, Lynn Cohen, Audrey Esparza, Roderick Boyd Nash, Christopher Whalen and Francisco Solorzano
Executive Produced by Barefoot Studio Pictures, Stephanie Elam, Danelle Eliav, Jason Furlani
Consultant, LA Publicity, Lauren Avinoam

Francisco Solorzano and Anna Chlumsky

Originally from Far Rockaway, NY, and born to parents of Puerto Rican and El Salvadoran descent, Francisco has produced, directed, acted, and led the Barefoot Theatre Company as Producing Artistic Director / Co-Founder for the past 15 years from Off-Off Broadway to become a critically acclaimed and award winning NYC and LA Ensemble. Most notably onstage, Francisco adapted, directed and acted in the critically acclaimed/sold-out Off-Broadway world premiere of DOG DAY AFTERNOON (Theatre Row Theatres). Francisco has also been known for his leading role in Israel Horovitz's two-act drama SINS OF THE MOTHER (alongside Ethan Hawke, Chris Cooper, Bobby Cannavale, and Michael Stuhlbarg). Most recently, acted in and co-produced two short films with Barefoot Studio Pictures, THE GIRL WITH THE JACKET written and directed by Caitlin FitzGerald and FLOATING SUNFLOWERS (also dir.) w/ Anna Chlumsky, Lynn Cohen & Christopher Whalen. Collaborated on award winning revivals, NY and World Premieres with some of the most prolific companies including: LABYRINTH THEATER COMPANY, RATTLESTICK PLAYWRIGHTS THEATER, FLORIDA STAGE, GLOUCESTER STAGE CO., ENSEMBLE STUDIO THEATER, STELLA ADLER THEATER, THEATRE ROW THEATRES. BFA in Acting: CUNY'S Brooklyn College; Recipient of the Graduate Theater Organization of Brooklyn College, CUNY's Alumnus of the Year Award. Currently splits his time between his home in Brooklyn, New York and Hollywood, CA.

Barefoot Theatre Company Ensemble Member, Anna Chlumsky became a household name when she starred alongside Macaulay Culkin as Vada Sultenfuss in the 1991 film, My Girl. Since then, she has continued making a name for herself in film, on television and on stage. In television, Chlumsky can be currently seen in the Emmy© nominated HBO Comedy, “Veep” as Amy, chief of staff to Vice President of the United States (Julia Louis-Dreyfus). The comedy series is a spin-off of The Thick of It and is written by Armando Iannucci. Other notable TV credits include: “Hannibal”, "White Collar" (Recurring role), "Covert Affairs", "The Quinn-Tuplets" (CBS Pilot), "House Rules" (CBS pilot), "Cupid", "30 Rock", "Law & Order", "Eight Days a Week" (CW pilot), "Twelve Men of Christmas" and "3 Weeks 3 Kids." Chlumsky will soon star as Sabrina in Bert and Arie’s Guide to Friendship. The film is directed and written by Jeff Kaplan and set for a release later this year. Anna will also be seen in SAM, a John A. Gallagher film, alongside fellow actors Chris Klein and James Lafferty. The film, currently in pre-production is about a New York City male who is magically transformed into a beautiful girl, falls in love with his best friend (Chlumsky) and learns what it is to be a woman. Chlumsky's other notable film credits include: In The Loop; The Good Guy; Blood Car; My Girl 2; Gold Diggers; the Glamour Reel Short, and Wait. New York stage credits include: 3C, Love, Loss, and What I Wore(Westside Theatre); So Help Me God (Mint Theatre Company);Unconditional (LAByrinth Theater Company); The Fabulous Life of a Size Zero (DR2); Darwin in Malibu (Bay Street Theatre); The Butcherhouse Chronicles (Summer Play Festival); Balm in Gilead (Barefoot Theatre Company - Member); Half Life (Flea Theater/Fringe Festival); Iphigeneia at Aulis (TimeSpace Productions); Measure for Measure (Astoria Performing Arts Center); No Alarms: Headfullofradio (Veritas Productions); and The Trojan Women (Veritas Productions).

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Special THANKS:
Special thanks to Cherry Lane Theatre, Bone Lick Park, Mark von Sternberg, Steve Loff, A.J. Handegard, Tyler Fascett, Bruce Boyce, Heather Whalen, Kevin Boyko, Angelina Fiordellisi, Brian Carr, Emma Buchwald, Maureen Graf, Jeff Stiefel, Mark Oram, Lihy Halevy, Steve Rogers, Emilie Jackson, Cory Richman, Hector Carosso, Victoria Malvagno, Ricardo Riethmuller, Mateo Solorzano, and Brooklyn College.

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