Project Status

update 12/6/2018:  Neil is working with his editor to finish up post-production by the end of 2018...stay tuned!

Principal photography part I: Summer shoot 2018

Director Neil Mahoney


Neil setting up a backup camera during the first night shoot

Will and Minnie


Will Sendera plays young Ben and Minnie Giannetti plays young Emily.  They were an absolute joy to have on set.

Day 1: night shoot




The Bottle


Real bottle, great label generated by Katie Prest, filled with fake gin for underage actors!

Maeve and Nico, our talented leads

Maeve Harten has been cast as Emily

Please welcome leads Nico Bernstein and Maeve Harten

Ben ... Nico Bernstein

Emily ... Maeve Harten

Synopsis:  Ben is on the verge of alcoholism trying to erase a past he can't stop thinking about. He doesn't know why the memories have been so frequent until he finds himself reunited with an old crush, Emily. His friends tell him he's crazy, but he believes they were meant to be and she's the key to putting his life back together. Now if only he can convince her... 

Nico Bernstein is cast as Ben

Our short film is cast and moving forward!

  • Written and directed by Neil Mahoney
  • Check the director's Juniper & Lamplight Facebook page for behind the scenes updates.
  • Location negotiations and pitch video in progress
  • young adult auditions TBD
  • tentative:  principal photography for kids scenes early August 
  • tentative:  principal photography for adults Oct/Nov.
  • Cast notifications were completed on 2/17/2018.  Callbacks were on 2/11/2018.  1st round of auditions were on 1/18/2018 and 1/21/2018