Necessary Pumpkins is a short film that lets us into Nicole's world as a closeted homosexual. By opening herself up to a new love, perhaps she can learn to accept herself.

I wrote, directed, co-produced, and edited this film.

I couldn't have done it without my wonderful cast and crew. Many thanks to them and to my family as well.

Nicole Jackie Bakewell
Lacey Anna Holmes
Chris Chip Connell
Extras Jen Sifferlen
Mike Sammartino
Sam Wharton
Alexa Alvey
Jon Bewley
Daniella Scaglione
Spencer Manigat
Alexis Sansone
Alison Hudecek

Director: Ellen Hornberger

Writer: Ellen Hornberger

Producer: Daniella Scaglione
Ellen Hornberger

Editor: Ellen Hornberger

Color Correction: Rob Agulo

Original Score: Andrew Schwartz

Original Songs: Blue Lenex
Deal Casino

Casting : Ellen Hornberger
Alexis DiGregorio

First Assistant Director: Jon Bewley

Director of Photography: Anthony Arfi

First Assistant Camera: Rob Agulo

Gaffer: Mike Sammartino

Key Grip: Sam Wharton

Art Direction: Devin Aiken

Sound Mixer/Boom Operator: Mike Cicchetti
Jared Jenevein

Sound Design: Matt Orlando

Makeup Artist: Alexa Alvey

Production Assistants:
Alexa Alvey
Jen Sifferlen
Alexis Sansone
Desmond Jackson

Craft Services: Alexa Alvey

Story Editing:
Pamela Corkey
Alexis Di Gregorio
Matthew Colby
Jared Jenevein

Special Thanks
Alexa Alvey
Roger Hornberger
Joan Spitz
Pamela Corkey
The Cup Coffee House
Ian Conover
Hofstra University
Alexis DiGregorio
Jared Jenevein
Matthew Colby
Fuji Film

“Warm My Bones”
Blue Lenex
All Rights Reserved

“The Runaways”
Deal Casino
All Rights Reserved

This film was made in association with Hofstra University

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