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Romeo’s Distress – Award Winning Micro Budget Shakespearean Gothic Horror

Romeo’s Distress – Award Winning Micro Budget Shakespearean Gothic Horror


Romeo’s Distress is a Weird, Shakespearean, Gothic, Horror-Thriller that tells a story of a boy named James, his unrequited love for a girl named Jane, and her father’s sadistic (yet dutiful) response to it all.

Cast and Crew

Anthony Malchar – “James Ferrose”

Jeffrey Alan Solomon – “Dale Matthews”

Adam Stordy – “Bobby Sampson”

Charese Scott Cooper – “Grandma Washington”

Dave Street – “Uncle Elmo/Grandma’s Body”

Renee Mandel – “Grandma”

Stevie John Grossett – “Seymour Flowers”

David “Voice” Stein – “Mr. Cundelini”

Alex Echevarria – “Dr. Myles Woodbine”

Kimberely A. Peterson – “Jane Matthews”

Einav Dahaman Frumess – “Barbara Matthews”

Nick Bohun – “Concerned Shopper”

Richard Vaine – “Grave Digger”

Jeff Frumess – “Fake Shemp”


Written, Produced and Directed By Jeff Frumess


Cinematography and Editing – Jeff Frumess

Music and Sound Department – Nick Bohun

Second Unit Director – Michael Fels


Macabre Faire Film Festival Jury Award for Best Screenplay – Feature Film, Nominated for Best Feature Film, Best Director – Feature Film, and Best Actor – Feature Film

Nightmares Film Festival Award for Esprit De Gore, Nominated for Best Screenplay – Feature

From Writer and Director Jeff Frumess

Keep an eye out for the future Wash Away Seed and Spark Campaign where contributors can pre-order Romeo’s Distress on hand numbered limited edition Blu-rays. The discs will be packed to the gills with extras: Including the feature length microbudget filmmaking documentary Blood Visions – which details the 15 month no budget crusade to make Romeo’s Distress and the struggles of trying to make a micro budget film. A glossy 11×17 poster of the cover art will come with every disc. his will be the only way to get a physical copy of Romeo’s Distress. Every purchase through the Seed and Spark Campaign will directly go into the budget of Wash Away. The idea is that you can contribute to the creation of a new film by purchasing the previous one.

About The Author


Andrew H. was born and raised in Los Angeles, CA, which he moved away from the first day he was allowed to in the hopes that he could leave behind a life of incredibly petty crime. Most of his immediate family has worked in the film industry since the 1930's, a career path he swore he would avoid at all costs. Having exactly as much willpower as a small goat he became involved in the film industry shortly after his 32nd birthday. In the following years since he has worked on both feature and short films. He has now written and directed two short films with his wife and filmmaking partner, Kynda Laufmann, with whom he has two sons. He has worked as director of photography, editor, sound department, writer, and director on several other short films and feature films. Andrew has even been wrangled into acting on three separate occasions, despite his desperate begging to do literally any other job on those films. Andrew’s passion and focus lie in making independent horror films, convincing people that hot drinks are rubbish, and owning all of the comic books.

1 Comment

  1. Christy Stevens

    This sounds like a cool flick! I’d have to take my anxiety meds to watch it but I like the synopsis!


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