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This episode of the 1985
investigative television series
AMERICA UNANSWERED aired only once.

The show was then abruptly cancelled.

This is the only known copy.

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STILLS

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FESTIVALS

AWARDS

Performed by
Adam Files
Hope Cartelli
Jeff Lewonczyk
Morgan Zipf-Meister
Stephanie Cox-Connolly




Directed & Produced by
Patrick Shearer
Jessi Gotta




Written & Edited by
Jessi Gotta



Sound Design & Music by
Patrick Shearer



Special Thanks tO
The Grant and Addison Haas Foundation

BIOS

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ADAM FILES 
HAS BEEN ACTING SINCE HE WAS 4. HE BLAMES THIS ON HIS DAD WHO WAS A HIGH SCHOOL THEATRE COACH. HE REGULARLY WORKS WITH DYSFUNCTION THEATER, JCS PRODUCTIONS, SIX OF SIX PRODUCTIONS, AND WHITE HORSE THEATER. HE’S STARTED TO DO A LOT OF FILM AND TELEVISION THE LAST FEW YEARS RECENTLY WORKING ON “THE FOOD THAT BUILT AMERICA”, “EVIL LIVES HERE”,” AMERICAN DYNASTY”, AND “LAW & ORDER: ORGANIZED CRIME”. HE IS REPRESENTED BY JIM KEITH AT THE MOVEMENT TALENT AGENCY. WWW.ADAMFILES.COM

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MORGAN ZIPF-MEISTER
IS A GRADUATE OF NYU'S TISCH SCHOOL OF THE ARTS.  OVER THE PAST DECADE SHE HAS FOUND A HOME IN THE NEW YORK INDIE THEATER SCENE, AND HAS WORKED WITH TOO MANY COMPANIES TO LIST HERE.  SHE CURRENTLY CAN BE SEEN IN NEW YORK'S FAVORITE MONTHLY SOAP OPERA FOR THE STAGE IT'S GETTING TIRED MILDRED AT THE PIT LOFT.  MORGAN IS ALSO A NEW YORK INNOVATIVE THEATRE AWARD NOMINATED LIGHTING DESIGNER AND MOTH STORYTELLER, WHO HAS BEEN FEATURED ON THE MOTH RADIO HOUR.  HER SHORT FILM PUSH UP HAS PLAYED FESTIVALS BOTH LOCALLY AND INTERNATIONALLY.
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STEPHANIE COX-CONNOLLY 
ACTRESS, SFX/GORE DESIGNER, DIRECTOR, AND FIGHT CHOREOGRAPHER. SHE WAS NAMED "QUEEN OF GORE" BY THE NY PRESS IN 2009 AND THE “TOM SAVINI OF OFF-OFF BROADWAY” BY THE NY TIMES 2011. SHE IS PART OF THE INDIE THEATER HALL OF FAME, 2011 AND A NYIT AWARD RECIPIENT FOR BEST INNOVATIVE DESIGN “R+J+Z”, 2015.  SHE IS CURRENTLY PERFORMING AS FLORENCE IN THE MONTHLY, LONG-RUNNING SOAP OPERA FOR THE STAGE, "IT'S GETTING TIRED MILDRED".

JESSI GOTTA | CO-DIRECTOR, PRODUCER, WRITER & EDITOR

JESSI IS A NYC BASED FILMMAKER, WRITER & VOICE OVER ARTIST. OVER THE PAST FEW YEARS SHE WROTE, PRODUCED AND SOLD 3 FEATURES: “THE BIG BAD”, “THEY WILL OUTLIVE US ALL” & “THE MOOSE HEAD OVER THE MANTEL.” JESSI ALSO STARTED HER OWN PRODUCTION COMPANY, INAPPROPRIATE FILMS. DURING THE PANDEMIC, SHE AND LONG TIME COLLABORATOR PATRICK SHEARER VENTURED INTO THE WORLD OF PODCASTING, CREATING “TELL ME A STORY: THE TRUE LIFE OF JAKOB STANLEY,” AND IT'S ACCOMPANYING HORROR SHORT, “AMERICA UNANSWERED.”

PATRICK SHEARER | CO-DIRECTOR, PRODUCER, SOUND DESIGNER & MUSIC

PATRICK IS A DIRECTOR, ACTOR, & SOUND DESIGNER FOR FILM & THEATRE. IN THE EARLY AUGHTS, HE CUT HIS NY INDIE THEATRE TEETH WITH NOSEDIVE PRODUCTIONS AS A DIRECTOR, ACTOR, PRODUCER & SOUND DESIGNER. HE FOLLOWED THAT WITH SEVERAL COLLABORATIONS WITH FILMMAKER JESSI GOTTA. HIS FEATURE FILM DIRECTORIAL DEBUT "THEY WILL OUTLIVE US ALL," FROM A SCRIPT BY GOTTA, WON NUMEROUS AWARDS ON THE FESTIVAL CIRCUIT. MOST RECENTLY HE DID CINEMATOGRAPHY & SOUND DESIGN FOR THE DARK FANTASY FEATURE "THE HORROR AT GALLERY KAY."