Synopsis: At his wit's end, Jimmy gives his life eight hours to collect more positive occurrences than negative ones or he'll end it all. He works as a superintendent in an old Hollywood apartment complex and spends this holiday afternoon dealing with the eccentric tenants, which are all along for the ride.

Written and Directed by Stefan Lysenko
Shot in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA
I play Richard in the film.

'After a chance meeting and discussion with Gena Rowlands, famous for her work with the late John Cassavetes, Lysenko set out to shoot his first feature film, BETWEEN CHRISTMAS & NEW YEAR’S. This was shot in seven days, unscripted, using improvisations, with a crew of ten and two simultaneously running 16mm cameras between Christmas 1997 and New Year’s 1998.

The total budget was under five thousand dollars, accompanied by plenty of hard work and equipment donations. In late 1999, eighteen months after principal photography and still under that five thousand dollar budget, Lysenko’s feature film was screened as a first cut. BETWEEN CHRISTMAS & NEW YEAR’S was shot under Lysenko’s own rules of the 10 Commandments of Bliss.'

Between Christmas and New Year's (2000)


Eve Brent ... May
Lubov Demchuk ... Ukrainian woman
Richard Edkins ... Richard
Daniel Escobar ... Manager
Paul Gandolfo ... Pauli
Pablo Garrahan ... Guy #1
Rachael Harris ... Manager
Bert Kramer ... Howard
Eric Larsen ... Guy #2
Stan Mazin ... Dancer
Doug McDonald ... Slick
Dominick Morra ... Dancer
James Phillips ... Jimmy
Rena Riffel ... Blue
Lillian Robinson ... Lillian
Ilia Volok ... Ilia
Tamara Zook ... Miss Slip

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