FEBRUARY 2017 I BOROMAG.COM 47 an older lady who comes out. In real life, that woman was the landlord of the building — who let them film the outside of the building but asked if she could have a cameo in the movie. “She brought all of her grandkids who came to watch, and it was so awesome,” Tedrick said. A lot of western Queens residents were on the production team as well: Astorians Patrick Schaefer (second assistant camera), Phil Newsom (producer), Neal Todnem (key grip), Joyce Santiago (accountant), Alexander Bencomo (teaser editor), Jill Seymour (grant writer) and Nicole Lana (trailer editor), and LIC resident Sandy Yaklin (production design). Tedrick spent a decade working in advertising before leaving that career to pursue filmmaking. “April Flowers” marks his directorial debut. For more information, visit aprilflowersthefilm.com.
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