From the Episode: Crossed Stars

The Life and Death of Tommy Chaos and Stacey Danger

| August 23, 2016

NYU / 2014 / 10 minutes / English / Color

“For a short while, they were truly happy. But the world turns, and we turn with it.”

Tommy Chaos has personally destroyed a Russian submarine. Stacey Danger once escaped from North Korea using two celery sticks and some peanut butter. When their eyes meet in the midst of a dinosaur invasion, there’s no turning back from true love. Together, the couple goes on the lam in Stacey’s submarine-spaceship. But as the days pass deep in the ocean or high up in outer space, the couple has to confront the realities of their relationship.

Directed by Michael Lukk Litwak. The film won a National Board of Review Student Grant Award in addition to a number of awards at the NYU First Run Film Festival, including the First Place Wasserman/King Award. Principal Cast: Doc King and Valerie Brody.

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Credits

Series Producer
Lisa Landi

Associate Producer
Julia Shackelford

Editor
Peter Borg

Design
Zaldy Serrano
Christina Zee White

Original Music
Written and Produced by
Trifonic

Audio
John Andrieni

Interactive
Kevin Cooke
Marie K Lee

Social Media Specialist
Aldo Mora-Blanco

Publicity
Sarah Hoffner

On Air Promotion
Bridget Louie

Legal
William Lowery
Abby Staeble

Director of TV Production
Sandy Schonning

Executive Producer
Scott Dwyer