Life experiences and discovery are always welcomed in independent films. Filmmaker Jeanie M. Clark delivers a story about Baltimore that has not been seen. If you are someone who owns your own business or if you are a talented artist then this film is for you. The film centers around Gracie (Cheryl Scungio) who balances her own business, friendship and love throughout the film.
It’s a small world after all and the film Smalltimore proves that as we see how characters like Tony (Orlando Gonzalez), Andrew (Will Lurie), Angela (Tiffany Ariany), Bentley (Johnny Benson), Thom (Phil Calvert), Melanie (Kelly Coston) and Darik (Darik Bernard) interact with each other and Gracie. Every subject from pregnancy, death, ambition, a wedding, sexual identity, and mutual respect is covered in this carefully crafted film. The locations used in the film prove to be the icing on the cake. If you are from Baltimore or visit the city then you will recognize the locations used in the film. Jeanie M. Clark re-occurring theme in this film is never judge a book by it’s cover. I could look at each character in the film and say – “I know someone who acts exactly like that”.
Baltimore City is truly a diverse area and Smalltimore shows that diversity is a welcome sight. The music, tone, local actors, pace and ending of the film were outstanding. Jeanie M. Clark treated this film like it was her baby; she took her time with every detail. If you pay attention to the dialogue in the film you will pick up on some intelligent jokes. If you are interested in watch Smalltimore then contact Jeanie M. Clark at MsJMC@aol.com. When you view this film you will realize why Smalltimore was viewed in three film festivals.