Spell It Out In Neon

Los Angeles, California | Film Short

Drama, Romance

Samantha Lester

1 Campaigns | California, United States

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This film is about the confusing and oozing mess that is young love. It's about that moment. The moment when you have to define the relationship. Is it really what you think it is or have you made it all up in your own head?

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Mission Statement

Our film is a story about love. More specifically, it is a story about love told from a female perspective. Our team is a collection of women and men dedicated to truthfully giving light to a female led story that doesn't follow your typical romantic Hollywood trope.

The Story

Being in your 20s is hard.  Being in your 20s in LA is a fucking bitch.  Being in love in your 20s in LA is almost impossible.


It's this big MESS. I like you. Do you like me? But I think you like me? Wait what is happening?  Is this a thing? Is this not a thing? What are we?????



What do you do when you KNOW you've met your person, or at least you THINK that you've met your person, but they won't admit it? They won't DEFINE it...


Spell It Out In Neon is a film about that. That big 'ol mishmash of uncertainty, insecurity, and the total exasperation of being dragged along by the confusion of someone else for way too long. It's about finally waking up and realizing that life isn't going to just magically work out like it does in the movies. Life is about figuring out who you are, finding your power, and demanding answers because you FINALLY REALIZE that you deserve them.








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I can't hear you! You're breaking up. Help!

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Hold on. I need to find my light.


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About This Team

Samantha Lester




Originally from South Texas, Sam made her way to Los Angeles to pursue a career in film and television and has steadily gained work as an actor in independent film.  She is best known for her lead role in the IFC Midnight horror flick AREA 407, directed by Dale Fabrigar and produced by Suzanne DeLaurentiis.  Other notable parts include a supporting role opposite Melanie Griffith and Michael Cudlitz in DARK TOURIST, directed by Suri Krishnamma and produced by Lost Lane Entertainment, as well as a leading role in the Prism Nominated film CLEAVER’S DESTINY.  You can see her onscreen in director Norman Bertolino’s LUVSIK, which is in the middle of its festival run and received an Audience Award at the Planet 9 Film Fest.  An avid reader, Sam holds a Bachelor’s Degree in English from UCLA and paints her poetry around Los Angeles under the name of Tru(th).  As a street artist, she wishes to express herself as candidly and honestly as possible while forming an immediate and intimate connection with anyone who stumbles upon her work.  It makes her feel a deep sense of community in a city as huge and diverse as Los Angeles.  SPELL IT OUT IN NEON will be the first film she has written, and it’s kind of a specific and personal backstory to one of her street pieces…


Tammy Minoff



Tammy Minoff is a writer/director/actor who has been acting professionally since the age of six in theater, film and television. Her play, PERENNIAL was produced in Los Angeles with a sold out run and was the source material for her directorial debut, LIMERENCE, which won Best Feature at the SOHO Film Festival and Best Audience Award at the other Venice Film Festival. LIMERENCE was picked up by Gravitas and will have its worldwide release in January of 2020. She is known for her performance in the Sundance hit, I AM NOT A HIPSTER, directed by Destin Cretton. Before moving to Los Angeles she had a successful career on Broadway in the Tony Award winning musical "The Will Rogers Follies” directed by Tommy Tune and originating the lead role of Lucy in Neil Simon's "The Goodbye Girl” opposite Bernadette Peters and Martin Short. She is an alumni of NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts and owns an acting studio where she brings L.A. actors of all levels a safe and unique environment to thrive in the business. She has several projects in development and is thrilled to bring SPELL IT OUT IN NEON to the screen.


David Fickas



Since making his first award-winning feature film in 1999, David has produced, written and directed live events, television shows and digital series for the likes of FTVS, MSN, Funny or Die and IFC. 


Brice Beckham



Originally a child actor, Brice started early as one of the stars of Mr. Belvedere. Projects he has co-created with David Fickas have been sold to SyFy, ABC Family, VH1 and Perfect Storm.


Victoria Van Fleet

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Victoria Van Fleet is an actress/performer/social media wizard who has been performing since the age of five in choirs, musical theatre, and later television.  She recieved her BA in Communications/New Media from Marymount Manhattan College in NYC.  Victoria has come to be an actress known for her ability to transcend time on period shows, most notable being Amazon's "The Last Tycoon" with Lily Collins and Matt Bomer. She's currently training at UCB in Los Angeles and loves playing quirky offbeat characters.   Victoria’s first job out of college was as the Social Media Director for a fashion company in NYC. She then brought this knowledge to her own self marketing, gaining over 35K followers on Instagram alone. Now when Victoria isn’t creating projects herself or auditioning, she’s coaching other artists and creatives in social media.


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