SOL CORP WISHES YOU A WONDERFUL WORKDAY.
In a dystopian near-future, a young couple slowly realizes their mega-corporation employer's VR-work-from-home routine is draining the life out of their relationship and must decide whether to lose their humanity or break free.
(Currently in Festival Competition Circuit)
KEY CAST & CREW
KYLE DUBIEL - WRITER/DIRECTOR
Kyle is a NYC-based filmmaker and photographer. An NYU: Tisch School of the Arts graduate, he runs a video/photo business, primarily working in weddings and events. Kyle was also a published set photographer for SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE, with photographs appearing in myriad media publications such as the WALL STREET JOURNAL, THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER, INSIDER, VARIETY, PBS, THE ATLANTIC, and ROLLING STONE.
As a writer and director, Kyle’s debut short film ROMANCE FROM A DISTANCE was a success in its festival run, receiving international distribution deals and screening at festivals such as Golden Door International, Sedona International Film Festival, and NYU’s New Visions and Voices Film Festival, where it was an awards finalist. During the COVID-19 lockdown in 2020, Kyle wrote, shot, directed, and edited the award-winning mockumentary NETFIXER and its follow-up NEW HORIZONS with his family.
KARA BARTEK - PRODUCER
Kara is a multi-lingual Producer and Production Coordinator based in Los Angeles. A graduate of NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, she’s worked on all kinds of productions nationally and internationally, including the upcoming Netflix Series on Bill Russell and the upcoming A&E documentary film on Ol' Dirty Bastard. She is also the Line Producer of Throuple, her first narrative feature which is now in post production. Two of the short films she produced, Oh Yeah and In Passing, have both received recognition winning a semi-finalist slot at the Student Academy Awards and Best of Fest at Minnesota International Film Festival, respectively. Along with her lifelong friend, she co-created the podcast (im)perfect.
ELIZABETH VRKLJAN - DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY
Elizabeth is a Cinematographer based in New York City. From a young age, she sought to capture the intangible moments of life, longing for others to see what she saw. She soon began pursuing cinematography as a conduit to share her perception of the world with others.
She honed her craft at New York University, where she returned in 2021 as one of their youngest adjunct professors of cinematography. While at NYU, she worked extensively as a gaffer and Local 52 permitted electrician. This allowed her to develop a deep understanding of lighting. Her work has earned her the Bahoric Meisel Award for Women Cinematographers and a spot as the finalist for the Arri Volker Bahnemann Award. Her work has been featured on MUBI, PBS, and Apple Music.
Inspired by the American Gothic, Elizabeth infuses her work with a sense of haunting beauty and subtle darkness. Her visuals carry an atmospheric intensity that probes the depths of light and shadow, mirroring the intricacies of the human psyche. She is drawn to stories that contemplate how the lasting imprints of trauma shape our visual reality.
Elizabeth maintains dual citizenship in the United States and Croatia and is available to work internationally.
STEVE GAMBLE - LARS
Steve is originally from Charlotte, NC and graduated from The University of North Carolina Wilmington studying film and theater. He lives in Brooklyn, New York and has been in supporting/lead roles on stage and screen. He frequently stars in live shows throughout NYC, and also likes to spend his time working on his own personal writing projects.
Most recently, Steve played the lead role in the short film “Boxes”, currently in post-production. He was also the lead villain in “The Businessman” which premiered at multiple international film festivals, including Fantastic Festival in Austin, TX in 2022. Notably, he was the lead in the comedic short “The Cashier” which won Best Picture and Best Comedy in the 2020 Catskills International Film Festival. It was also accepted into Ireland’s 2022 Mayo International Film Festival.
DAPHNE THOMPSON - FRANCES
Daphne Thompson began acting and modeling in New York City as a teenager, and returned to the greatest city in the world after attending Amherst College, where she graduated top of her class as an English and Theater & Dance double major. While developing her career as an actress and artist, Daphne is grateful for the opportunities she's had to hone her craft with esteemed acting teachers and directors including Bob Krakower, Anthony Abeson, Anthony Meindl Actors Workshop, and Brett Haley.
Daphne's produced works as a writer include 'Send Him Home' (a two-act play) and 'I Want You' (a Billboard-charting dance single, recorded by Air Supply). Daphne holds a senior title in women's health marketing, and is passionate about educating individuals on their reproductive rights and healthcare options.
Shot over three nine-hour days in February 2023 in NYC.