THE HIERARCHY OF NEEDS
Directed by Ryan Michael Connolly
Jonathan can’t cover his portion of the rent… again. After his roommate gives him an ultimatum, Jonathan seeks financial assistance from his family. A small cash infusion from his grandmother provides a glimpse of the real source of Jonathan’s troubles.
Ryan Michael Connolly is a Los Angeles-based filmmaker whose passion for storytelling springs from his love of great literature and a few decades of globetrotting as a U.S. Marine Corps officer. He is a recent graduate of the Film and Television Production MFA program at USC School of Cinematic Arts. Ryan also has master’s degrees in East Asian Security Affairs and Linguistics. He is fluent in Spanish and Mandarin Chinese.
Director: Ryan Michael Connolly
Writer: Ryan Michael Connolly
Producer: Ryan Michael Connolly, Christopher Aguilar
Director of Photography: Johnny Vong
Editor: Ryan Michael Connolly
Sound Designer: Johnny Vong
Composer: J.R. Schwartz
Production Sound: Eelum Dixit
Cast: Christopher Aguilar, Marilyn Tokuda, Emilio McPherson, Jayson Glick
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