Chess Game


A couple of old friends meet for a friendly game of chess and end up discovering the true meaning of giving. "From what we get, we can make a living; what we give, however, makes a life." - Arthur Ashe

Starring: Ron Ross, Frank Farmer, Herman Rosales

Directed by : John Dion


Drama / Short Films



Run Time

3 min


United States


Walter: Ron Ross

Jack: Frank Farmer

Father: Herman Rosales

Son: Jerry Franco

Older Chess Player: Greg Roudebush

Older Chess Player: Al Conahan

Young Chess Player: Andrew Burrill

Family: Yesenia Juarez

Young Chess Player: Steven Dion Turner

Family: Armando Gonzalez

Family: Denise Pater

Extra: Angie Gega

Book Reader: Elisabeth Frele


Directed by: John Dion

Written by: Rob Fried

Story by: John Dion

Produced by: Rob Fried

Produced by: Iris Ichishita

Associate Producer: Nare Mkrtchyan

Director of Photography: Jeff Dolen

1st A.D. : Michael Callahan

2nd A.D.: Jonathan Tsang

1st Assistant Camera: Yuki Noguchi

2nd Assistant Camera: Paulina Bryant

Edited by: Cristina Malavenda

Dit: Cristina Malavenda

Production Office Coordinator: Amy Taylor

Script Supervisor: Nicole M. Rivera

Key Set PA: Niccolo Febbrari

Production Assistant: Federico Laguerder

Production Assistant: Adrian Rozas

Production Assistant: Hovik Mardikian

Craft Service: Thomas Bangert

Studio Teacher: Frank Gieb

Location Consultant: Bruce Chudacoff

Catering: Impecable Taste

Best Boy: Meena Singh - C "Meen-Dawg"

Grip: Alex Simon

Grip: Katie Godschmidt

Sound Mixer: Clint Allday

Boom Operator: Joanne Wu

Make-Up and Hair: Bethany M. Richards

Costume Designer: Estee Ochoa

Production Design By: Lia Burton

Set Dresser: Rosie Leone