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Alternative is a short film about Dillon, a hopeless romantic, who is desperate to find self-worth by proposing to his girlfriend, Bella. However, the day before his master plan, events take an unexpected turn for the worse and he is forced to question his entire relationship. What will Dillon do? How will he find self-worth?

CAST & CREW

Writer/Director


Archil Gugberidze

Archil is a Writer/Director based in New York City. He graduated from The Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute, where he deepened his Acting and Screenwriting knowledge. Recently he worked with Director Marshall Curry on a Short Film “The Neighbors’ Window”, which earned Marshall his first Academy Award and fourth nomination. Archil is also the author of the book “Bipolar: 5 Short Screenplays and their Philosophical Analyses”, which was published in May of 2020 on Amazon.com. He has appeared in various magazines, based on his success. Currently Archil is a Student Mentor at The American Corner Tbilisi, where he teaches Critical Thinking through American Cinema.
Fun facts: Archil has never tasted coffee, ever. His favorite food is Fig. His biggest goal is to work with Christopher Nolan.

Producer


Anano Pachuashvili

Anano comes from the country of Georgia. She moved to The United States in 2017 and currently studies at the Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute. She recently finished her short film debut which she directed and co-wrote. Anano will be producing the film with the help of a Brooklyn based producer Jason Walter Short, who has directed and produced over 20 shorts.

Lead Actor


Spencer Lewis Solomon

Spencer is born and raised in NYC. He spent five years in Regional Shakespeare Company where he got the opportunity to play Marc Antony and Benedick. Afterwards he attended the University of Pennsylvania and graduated with bachelor’s degree in English Literature which strengthened his understanding of character development and subtext in screenplays. Currently he studies Method Acting at The Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute.

Director of Photography


Michael Gogidze

Michael is a professional photographer and content creator for various advertising agencies. He was born in Georgia, however decided to relocate to NYC to pursue his passion in Cinematography. His photography specification includes: Fashion (Beau Monde Magazine, C-Heads Magazine), Commercial and Wedding. His videography experience comes from content creation of: Time, Coca Cola, Avon, NYFW 2018, Clocks and Colors, Geometria New York, Emma Cleary, Dani & Co Events, Julia Valler Event Staffing and Charles Krypel Fine Jewelry.

Assistant Director


Fran Zayas

Fran is a Puerto Rican independent filmmaker based in New York City. Zayas is currently a 3rd Year MFA Candidate and BAFTA BBC Diversity Scholar at NYU Tisch School of the Arts. His film credits include Writer/Director, Producer, Assistant Director, Key Grip, and Sound Mixer. His debut film La bruma y el descanso (“The Fog and the Solace”) was part of the official selection for the 2018 Regina International Film Festival & Awards, 2018 International Puerto Rican Heritage Film Festival and the 2019 Cine Fiesta Film Festival.

Costume Designer


Lasha Jokhadze

Lasha currently live in Barcelona. He has been actively involved in the TV, film and fashion industries since 2010, involving mega projects like: "Dancing with the stars", "Two stars", "one in one", "You can dance", etc. Lasha created a dress for a music competition "Eurovision 2017" for a Georgian singer Tako Gachechiladze. In 2010 he created his own clothing brand "Fashion House Lasha Jokhadze", which is very popular in Georgia. The brand's customers are famous Georgian singers, actors and show business representatives. Lasha also participated in “Tbilisi Fashion Week” for 4 seasons and presented his brand’s collections.

Editor


Levan Kukhashvili

Levan is a Georgian editor and color grader who has edited over 20 films. His recent projects include "Namme" -2017 and "Shindisi"- 2019. Both of these films were submitted to the Oscars by the Georgian National Film Center.

Music Composer


Levan Basharuli

In 2007 Levan graduated from the Tbilisi State Conservatoire, majoring in Music Composition. In 2010 he was enrolled at The University of Music and Performing Arts Munich, where he studied Scoring for Film and TV. Since then, Levan has collaborated with various successful Film Companies in Germani and composed music for German and Georgian Cinema. In 2016, Levan was nominated for the “Young Talent Award” at The German Film Music Awards.

Sound Designer


Beso Kacharava

Beso is a lead sound designer at Postred. He studied Sound Design for Visual Media at Vancouver Film School. After graduation, he returned to his country and started working on the three biggest TV Drama Series in Georgia as a Re-recording Mixer and Supervising Sound Editor. Many projects followed afterward, so he decided to create a company and offer complete audio post-production services. He has worked on such critically acclaimed projects as “And Then We Danced” by Levan Akin, “Beginning” by Dea Kulumbegashvili and many more.