The Death of Tempo
Release Date: 01/01/10.
TRT: 20 mins.
Suggested Rating: PG-13. (Not Rated)
Mike was a carefree musician working at a taco stand. Losing his job forces him into a life of permanent temp work, self loathing and self-medicated depression.
After completing “The Shortest Day” (2003) Jack began working as a temp himself. He wrote “The Death of Tempo” while working as a temp.
Auditions were held in 2004 and an actor was found and Production began in 2005. The actor left the project after the first day of shooting due to scheduling conflict with another project.
Another actor was hired in 2006 and the same production day was filmed. That actor also left for personal family reasons.
jack put the project on hold and focused on other things for a while until a visit from High School friend David Haverty changed everything.
Tempo began production in 2008 with David and was released on January 1st, 2010.
This time around Jack wanted to make sure everyone knew the process of his filmmaking, his passion and his labor, so he documented every production day as a behind the scenes video diary.
The film was accepted into the Crystal Palace International Film Festival in London and got nominated as a finalist and a special transmitter award.
The movie was also accepted into the 10 Squared Film Festival in Fullerton, CA where it won:
1st Place Jury Award (Panel of judges included a film critic for the L.A Times)
Best Picture – 1st Place People’s Choice (After watching all 10 films the audience chose the movie as their favorite)
Finalist (Nominated) Crystal Palace International Film Festival
Transmitter Award (Runner Up) Crystal Palace International Film Festival
The movie was filmed on a Canon XL1 Camera.
In 2018 Jack decided it was time to go back and restore the movie. He found all the original tapes and saved as many as possible from deterioration by digitizing them and preserving them in the computer. He began to re-edit using the original audio from the first export of the movie keeping the original director’s cut intact, only changing a few scenes and takes.
Here now is “The Death of Tempo” The definitive edition full movie and the new trailer.
New bloopers & outtakes, Behind the scenes documentary and more COMING SOON
Mike Freeman/Tempo DAVID HAVERTY
Molly Fernandez KELLIE GRIFFIN
Tom Fernandez JIM GARCIA
Valerie Whitaker MEGAN FEELY
Mr. Robert Baker BEN GORETSKY
Dave Tanner RORY YORK
Jill Morris JANINE JOHNSON
Jennifer (Temp #1) CAMELLIA RAHBARY
Billy (Temp #2) DANNY JAMES
Heidi Reynolds AMY LYNDON
Rachel Striklan MEGAN POWERS
Security Guard #1 CHARLIE McEWEN
Security Guard #2 EDWARDO TUAZON
Executive Producer JACK VENTURO
Producer JACK VENTURO
Associate Producers PEDRO VENTURO MARKOCH
Cinematographer JACK VENTURO
Still Photographers HALI BONVENUTO
Casting Director JACK VENTURO
Casting Assistant CHRIS PAGANO
Production Coordinator MEGAN POWERS
Production Assistants MEGAN POWERS
Behind the scenes camera operators HALI BONVENUTO
Location Scout JACK VENTURO
Temp Agency/Tingatech Offices LEAH ABIKZER
Calimex Restaurant LUZ MARIA RUIZ
Tempo's House ISABEL MARTINEZ
Calimex Office JIM GARCIA
Office Hallway/Lobbies BEN GORETSKY
Deli DAVID HAVERTY
(APPLE TREE DELI)
Lighting Technician DAVID HAVERTY
Select Lighting CRECEDA LeMAIRE
Grips DAVID HAVERTY
Editor JACK VENTURO
DVD Mastering DANIELLE WHITE
Post Production Consultants JOHN HOFIUS
DVD Consultant JASON SIADEK
Composer ANTHONY BOWMAN
V/O Recording BEN LAZARUS
Sound Design JACK VENTURO
Trailer Voice Over (2019) C. ALAN ROBINSON
Trailer Voice Over (2010) BEN HURST
Boom Mic Operators DICK KANESHIRO
Storyboards JACK VENTURO
Make up DAVID HAVERTY
Hair Dresser RORY YORK
Wardrobe JACK VENTURO
Title logo & animation (2019) RADEK MICHALIK
Title logo & animation (2010) JAMES DASTOLI
Tempo's Posters BARE KNUCKLES/ALISON RICHARDS
THE BAUVILLES/SHAWN KYLE
BEN LAZARUS/NUGGET STUDIO
CREEPVAN/SCOTT W. McKINLAY
DR. RAE C SEXOLOGIST
MIDNIGHT REIGN/JOSEPH MICHAELS
PANAMA DEAL/ALISON RICHARDS
STELLAR ILLUSTRATION/J.R. DUFFY
TOMMI INFAMOUS/TOM WEEKS
MAEVE JEAN DUFFY
PAUL J. GITSCHNER
PEDRO VENTURO MARKOCH
DR. RAE. C.
JOY THRELKELD STRASSEL
STANLEY KUBRICK for being my guide, inspiration and filmmaking soulmate.
LEAH ABIKZER for being the most supportive employer a temp can ever get and for being so hospitable with your locations, this movie is what it is because of you.
DAVID HAVERTY for helping me get back on the horse on this project, your support meant everything to me.
In Memory of
Filmed on location in Los Angeles, CA.
"The Death of Tempo" (2010)
Produced and distributed by VENTURO PRODUCTIONS