International production company Park Pictures and directing duo Terri Timely envision an epic “lazy susan” origin story with the stunning comedic short film “Lazy Susan.” The 7:27 piece revolves around Susan, dubbed ‘Lazy Susan’ by her demanding family. She can’t be bothered to move much in contrast to her backflipping fast-paced sister ‘Active Annie.’ When a trendy neighborhood self-serve soup joint threatens the family restaurant, it comes to light that many of Susan’s time-saving inventions have some modern purpose, though none more noteworthy than the spinning disc able to pass food around the table–i.e. the “lazy susan.”



“Lazy Susan” commands furniture in-motion to hammer home the titular character’s inherent laziness, juxtaposing the motion of a lazy susan as she slouches in chairs and across couches rotating around a fixed point, much like her inspirational record player and next big invention. In contrast, lightning-speed camera cuts chase her sister as she deftly cleans house and serves dinner, assured and smug in her position as favorite daughter. Ultimately, with the restaurant saved by the new novelty, Susan’s skill sets are given the recognition they deserve with humorous nods to trends of decades past.

The film bears many of Terri Timely’s stylistic hallmarks and tendency to showcase atypical narratives, resembling such award-winning works as their Geico “Unskippable” campaign, which garnered numerous industry awards including a Grand Prix win at the 2015 Cannes Lions. Additional film work includes the Avant/Garde Diaries documentary Father Philanthropy (2013), about the master art forger Mark Landis, and the short film Input/Output (2015), which was voted one of Vimeo’s “Best of the Year.”




Production Company: Park Pictures

Director/Writer: Terri Timely 

Executive Producers: Jackie Kelman Bisbee, Lance Acord, Sam Bisbee, Theodora Dunlap

Producer: David “Lambo” Lambert

DP: Donavan Sell

Production Supervisors: Alyssa Carper, Andrew Chennisi, Ryan Miller


VFX: Art Jail

Production Designer: Ginger Tougas

Sr. VFX Supervisor: Steve Mottershead

Head Of Production/Executive Producer: John Skeffington

Producer: Emily Branham

Lead Flame Artist: Chris Memoli

Flame Artists: Emily Bloom, Chris Sonia

Flame Assist: Hahn Byol Chang, Jeremy Lloyd-Styles

Nuke Artists: Dayung Jo, Alex Harding

CG Artists: Sandor Toledo, Ben Elliott

Title Design: Tim Haldeen 

Titles Animation: Michael Foran

Executive Color Producer: Leslie McCartney

Color: Clinton Homuth

Editor: Christjan Jordan


Music: Rob Kieswetter with help from Buzzy Cohen

Sound Design: Rich Bologna 


Casting: Jodi Sonnenberg

Wardrobe: Kelle Kutsuguris, David Kaufmann



Susan: Monica Hong

Annie: Julia Morizawa

Mom: Cathy Chang

Dad: Roger Lowe

Grandma: Karen Yum

Young Cousin: Ian Suh

Ted Wood: Bill Lee Brown


Editorial: Union Editorial

Post Producer:  Dani Duhadway

Sound Mixer: Ken Mantlo

Boom Operator: Cole Chamberlain & Bryan Wholley

VTR: Howard Van Emden, Evan Johnson

Key Grip: Otto Betancourt 

BB Grip: Charlie Ruffner 

Grip: Billy Yriarte, David Lara, Justin Kaid, Ed Ohickey 

Gaffer: Benny Buck 

BB Electrician: Rossmoor Warren 

Electricians: Dylan Buck, Michael Pescasio, Will Reid, Chuck Linkes

Art Coordinator: Jodie Halvorson 

Propmaster: Rob Horning 

Prop Asst.: Aaron Lalaian 

Leadman: Jesse Oliver

Driver/Dresser: Scott Myrene 

On Set Dresser: Keith Disciullo 

Set Dresser: Jason Holman, Mike Rodriguez, Axel Moeller

VFX Rigging: Pat Romano & Adam Kedis 


Hair/Make-up: Liza Coggins, Isaac Prado


Special Thanks:

Park Pictures LA, Park Pictures NYC, Great Wall Chinese Restaurant, Rodric David, Jacqueline Carroll, Raphaelle Baux, Anne Bobroff, Alex Fisch, Virginia Williams