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Pipe Dream (2019)

Short | 19 min | Short, Drama

Each year thousands of starry-eyed young actors take the courageous leap of faith and move to New York City or L.A. in search of stardom. This is the inspiring story of one such actress who would go from total obscurity to starring on ...See moreEach year thousands of starry-eyed young actors take the courageous leap of faith and move to New York City or L.A. in search of stardom. This is the inspiring story of one such actress who would go from total obscurity to starring on Broadway after only a few years in NYC. Ultimately she would become a living legend and the television pioneer known as Carol Burnett. "Pipe Dream" is a passion project that took seven constantly-interrupted years to write, produce, film and edit. As a lifelong fan of Carol Burnett, I was curious as to how her road to fame came about. Once I began to research her backstory, I was inspired to learn that there wasn't any nepotism or easy road to stardom that got her to where she is today. Born into poverty and losing both parents early in their lives to alcohol-related illnesses, hers is a story of guts and determination to entertain people through song and laughter. I wanted to tell this story of those earlier years...and boy did we get lucky in the casting of Lisa Ferris as our "Carol". See less
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Jul 18, 2019 (United States)

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Lisa Ferris
Carol Burnett Carol Burnett   See fewer
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Beth Hoffart-Feigner
Julie Andrews Julie Andrews   See fewer
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Maggie Upton
Carol's Grandmother Carol's Grandmother   See fewer
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Julie Anchor
Carol's mother Carol's mother   See fewer
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Erik Jorn Sundquist
Carol's father Carol's father   See fewer
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John Archer
Stage Manager Stage Manager   See fewer
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Bella Bagatelos
Chris Burnett Chris Burnett   See fewer
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Olivia Benz
Young Carol Burnett Young Carol Burnett   See fewer
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Kate Brugger
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Collin J. Clark
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Michael Dacquisto
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Ray Eargle
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Rob Gore
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Rick Gott
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Violet Joy Hansen
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Doug Holdren
Stagehand Stagehand   See fewer
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Maria Hudson
Teenage Carol Burnett Teenage Carol Burnett   See fewer
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Stephanie Hyden
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Delphine Jespersen
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Olivia Kaempf
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Kindall Keefer
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Natalie King
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Tommy Koponen
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Alise Lambert
5 yr old Chrissie Burnett 5 yr old Chrissie Burnett   See fewer
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Mike LaRosa
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Blair Leatherwood
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Jessie Madison
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Kristen Majetich
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Baysia McCollam
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Tyler McDanniel
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Elizabeth Mougharbel
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Bill Nyden
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Pat Rogers
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Ted Rogers
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Deidre Rose
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Sofia Rueda
10 yr old Chrissie Burnett 10 yr old Chrissie Burnett   See fewer
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Kristen Spradley
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Tanner Stymeist
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Matthew Taul
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Victoria Turney
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Gwendolyn Vaillancourt
Toddler Chrissie Burnett Toddler Chrissie Burnett   See fewer
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Mark Walker
Louise's Boyfriend Louise's Boyfriend   See fewer
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Adam Weber
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Eric Wheeler
Ken Welch Ken Welch   See fewer
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9.1 / 10 | 8 votes