Firecracker Flower  a short film by Frank Hall Green

About the Film


Type Narrative Short
Running Time 17 minutes
Shooting Formats Super 16mm, Black and White
Screening Formats HDCAM, Digibeta, BetaSP, DVCAM & Mini-DV, DVD
Aspect Ratio 1:1.33
Completion Date February 2009
Years of Production 2004 – 2009
Shooting Locations New York, NY; Taghkanic, NY


Firecracker Flower is an amalgam of genres: satire, period, thriller, experimental…an homage to silent and early talkie films. Filmed in16mm black and white using dated techniques, the film is set in a fictional 1938 in which women pride themselves on having stalkers: odd but harmless fellows who follow them, according to specific mores. The story is about one girl longs for one. Her name is simply 'B.' In her youth, a fire that killed her parents and destroyed everything she had, also burned her birth certificate, leaving only the letter B. Her real name unknown, she was adopted and eventually sent off to school. Now at college, B doesn’t fit in. All the girls have fancy clothes, hairdos and long names. But the greatest reason for B’s estrangement is that all of the popular girls have stalkers. Many of the girls even have two or three stalkers! Having no stalker, confused and desperate, B finally decides to run away into the woods to live alone. Her flee from society fails when she realizes she is not alone in the forest, someone has beaten her to this hermit existence. Alas, B comes face to face with a stalker, one of her very own. Sworn off stalking forever, he reveals his dark past and the events that led him to run away and never stalk again. Finally, her dream of having a stalker becomes a nightmare when she confronts her own desires and the reality of this stalker’s obsessions.


B Pamela Klein
Stalker Frank Palmer
Mary Elizabeth Brittany Palmer
Mary Louise Carri Brown
Mary Catherine Tiffany Engen
Mary Margaret Brooke Engen
Narrator George Jay Wienbarg III


Director/Writer Frank Hall Green
Producer Molly Middleton
Producer Frank Hall Green
Dir. of Photography Lyle Vincent
Editor Amanda Laws
Music Todd Nocera
Production Design Frank Hall Green
Associate Producer Shannon Fitzpatrick
Assistant Director Paul Angeles
Script Supervisor Shannon Fitzpatrick
Gaffer Shlomo Godder
Best Boy John Nihjawan
Key Grip Peter O Leary
Grip Jimmy Lester
1st Assistant Camera Phil Van
2nd Assistant Camera Mike Brown
Sound Recordist Heidi Williams & Lesya Kalynska
Boom Operator Abel Nihrane
Costume Designer Astrid Boucker
Hair & Make-Up Johanna Galvilanes
Hair Stylist Justine Scannell

Molly Middleton
Holcombe Green III
Holcombe Green Jr.
Steve DeVinney
Andrew Rothfeder
David Tracht
Chris Thrasher
Rush Barrett
Michael Wallace
Mauricio Becerra
Danny Traynor
Ken Hayes
Charlie Wilgus
Alan Elsas
Chris Mangum
Chad Koenig
Giles Gilvanazzi
Craig Bero
John Tintori
Ron Eyal