Short Film Release Party: School Car Line



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Veritas Wine Room
2323 N Henderson Ave # 103
Dallas, Texas 75206

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Short Film Release Party: School Car Line - A Survival Guide

Lumedia Musicworks partners with Veritas Wine Room in Dallas to launch its latest short film, "School Car Line - A Survival Guide" on Sunday, April 24 at 5pm. Tickets start at $30 and support the nonprofits work.  

DALLAS - Surviving the school car line requires a battle plan, and Lumedia Musicworks captures the experience in signature style with its latest short film School Car Line - A Survival Guide. The short film launches at Veritas Wine Room, an award-winning vino-pub featuring a wide selection of wines, charcuterie and cheese boards, and handcrafted chocolate. The ensemble will perform prior to the film in a short concert connecting to the film’s story. Members of the cast and crew will also be on hand to meet the audience. 

The story is one every parent or grandparent can relate to: the endless line of cars, the long wait, the cell phone ban. Jendi Tarde of Castle Hills stars as the main character, a new mom to the experience. She survives the learning curve with the help of a handbook and careful supervision by a stern crossing guard, portrayed by Jeff Burleson of Dallas.  Recorded by the Lumedia Musicworks ensemble, the soundtrack juxtaposes 18th century French music written for the viola da gamba, and includes footage of Dallas’s own Christopher Philpott performing on an historical instrument.

“Relatively few viewers will be familiar with this enchanting music,” explains Lumedia Musicworks artistic director Dr. Julianna Emanski. “But most, if not all, will relate to the subject matter which has many humorous moments.” 

The short film release party reveals another creative side to the nonprofit.  “We had a lot of fun imagining the live performance portion of this event,” said Lumedia Musicworks lutenist Hector Torres. “It’s got a script of its own that connects us to the audience and provides continuity to the film.”

The short was filmed at Great Hearts Upper School in Irving, Texas. “This was Lumedia’s first time working with school kids,” said Lumedia Musicworks short film director Derrick Robert Brown of Dallas. “We filmed over spring break and they had a blast! It was a great opportunity for them. They loved experiencing the filming process.”

The Short Film Release Party takes place on Sunday, April 24, at 5:00 pm at the Veritas Wine Room in Dallas. General admission tickets are $30 and available for purchase online at

Ticket purchases support the Lumedia Musicworks 501(c)3 non profit performing arts organization, and assist in their mission to present early classical music in creative ways. Lumedia produces short films and live concerts working across multiple mediums. Their short films have won multiple international awards. Lumedia boasts fans from as far away as Europe, South Africa and Australia.


Date and Time: Sun, April 24, 2022, 5:00 PM CST

Location: Veritas Wine Room, 2323 N Henderson Ave # 103, Dallas, TX 75206

Parking: On-site parking lot, free.



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