CAST

JOHNNY HOPKINS

Johnny was recently featured on HBO’s hit show The Leftovers, and was also on TNT's Public Morals and the NBC show Mercy. He has appeared in films like Kick Ass, Burning Blue and Surviving Family. He as also appeared on TV shows like Body of Proof, Person of Interest and Law and Order: SVU.

ERIN DARKE

Vox declared Erin Darke "the real breakout star" of the new Amazon Studios series Good Girls Revolt. She also recently had featured roles in Love and Mercy, Don't Think Twice, and Public Morals. She has also appeared in the Sundance hit Kill Your Darlings as well as GirlsWe Need to Talk About Kevin, Young Adult, and 2 Days in New York. 

HEATHER MATARAZZO

Heather began acting at the age of six. In 1997, she won an Independent Spirit Award for her performance in Welcome to the Dollhouse and later starred opposite Anne Hathaway in The Princess Diaries. She has made appearances on several hit TV shows including Roseanne, Law & Order, The L Word, and Strangers With Candy

SAMM LEVINE

Samm Levine recently starred on the ABC comedy Selfie. He is also known for his roles in the iconic Judd Apatow-produced series Freaks and Geeks, Quentin Tarantino’s Inglourious Basterds, and Wet Hot American Summer. He is the co-host of Kevin Pollak’s Talk Show and frequently performs at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre in Los Angeles.

DAVE HILL

Dave Hill is a comedian, writer, musician and actor. He hosts the stage show The Dave Hill Explosion at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre in New York and Hollywood and starred in The King of Miami on the MOJO HD network. Dave currently appears as on-air talent for HBO, Fuse and Cinemax.  

He is a frequent contributor to This American Life and Huffington Post and was named one of “10 Comics to Watch” by Variety. His first book, Tasteful Nudes was published by St. Martin's Press in 2012, and Dave thinks it is pretty much the greatest book of all-time.

TOM SHILLUE

A former correspondent on The Daily Show, Tom has appeared on Late Night with Conan O’Brien, Last Comic Standing, and in the feature film Mystery Team

The New York Times has called him “Inspired”, and the New York Post said, simply, “Brilliant”. Backstage named Tom the Top New York Comic, saying “There isn’t anything Shillue can’t do”, and fans on Comedy Central’s website voted Tom one of the top ten comedians in the country in their 2008 showdown. 

KURT LODER

Kurt Loder was the lead anchor of MTV News for more than a decade, served as the editor of Rolling Stone magazine, co-authored Tina Turner's autobiography and contributed to the screenplay adaption for the film What's Love Got to Do with It.

Loder as guest-starred as himself on Portlandia, The Simpsons, Girlfriends, Duckman, The Sarah Silverman Program, and Saturday Night Live. He also appeared in Who's the Man?, The Paper, Fear of a Black Hat, Airheads, Dead Man on Campus, Belly, Entropy, Book of Shadows: Blair Witch 2, and Ramones Raw.

In 2011, St. Martin's Press published Loder's The Good, the Bad and the Godawful: 21st-Century Movie Reviews, which collected his film reviews from MTV.com and Reason.com.

Synopsis

When Declan, a 30 year old husband and new father is squeezed out of a promotion, he finds himself wracked by internal crises, including career envy, bitterness over bad breaks and the still-lingering fallout from the suicide of his former creative partner. Searching for salvation, Declan surrenders to the role of stay-at-home dad, and is forced to face his demons while pushing strollers, changing diapers and heating up bottles all the while working to resurrect his dreams.

 

WRITER/DIRECTOR

ANTHONY L. FISHER

Anthony L. Fisher is a filmmaker and a journalist. He has produced a national cable TV news show, worked on the writing staff of a web series for an Emmy-winning production company, and directed short films and viral videos that have appeared on Comedy Central and the Sundance Channel.

He is currently an Associate Editor at Reason and a columnist at The Week. He has written for The Daily Beast, New York Observer, New York Daily News, Newsweek, Huffington Post, and Filmmaker. He makes regular TV and radio appearances as a political and news commentator, and was awarded a Southern California Journalism Award by the Los Angeles Press Club in 2016 for an investigative documentary he wrote and produced about confidential informants, which was later cited on the floor of Congress.

PRODUCER

ROBYN K. BENNETT

Robyn K. Bennett is an award-winning Producer based in New York City.  A veteran of the entertainment industry, Miss Bennett has participated in hundreds of commercials, episodic television shows and feature films with an unstoppable passion.

She has most recently worked on the production teams of Concussion, which will premiered at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival, It Follows, which screened at the 2014 Film Festival and About Alex, which premiered at the 2014 Tribeca Film Festival. 

 

DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY

DAVID KRUTA

An award-winning Director of Photography and the son of Czech political refugees, David Kruta’s lifetime has taken him through a variety of cultures, experiences and locations spanning the globe, naturally bringing him to New York City to fulfill his passion for cinematography and storytelling. David’s career in the arts included not only still and moving pictures, but also the culinary arts, graphic design and fine art - all of which have inspired him to create cutting-edge visuals in his pursuit for the perfect image.

David has shot short films, commercials, documentaries, fashion and music videos and feature films.  He is the visual architect behind the 2013 Sundance Competing feature film, “Concussion,” starring Robin Weigert (Deadwood) and Maggie Siff (Sons of Anarchy), 2014 Lower East Side Film Festival Audience Award Winner "Sidewalk Traffic", starring Samm Levine (Freaks & Geeks, Inglorious Basterds) and Heather Matarazzo (The Devil's Advocate), and most recently was a winner in the 2014 International Cinematographer's Guild Emerging Cinematographer Awards for "Wallace", starring Dallas Roberts (The Walking Dead, The Grey) and Paul Sparks (Boardwalk Empire).

David has shot for a an extensive list of clients including Porsche, Mizuno, Canon, Gillette, Starbucks, Sony, Amtrak, Bose and Saturday Night Live, and is always on the lookout for new and interesting projects. 

 

COMPOSER

BARB MORRISON

Barb is an American recording artist, Top 5 Billboard dance chart songwriter, and Gold record producer, best known as producer for numerous artists such as BlondieRufus WainwrightLP, as an ASCAP-featured film score composer and formerly, as one half of the production duo Super Buddha.

In 1985, she played her first NYC show at CBGB and became a regular onstage at many East Village venues of the era such as DanceteriaThe RitzPyramid Club, and Limelight. While still a teenager Barb was already playing sax with punk legends Sylvain SylvainJohnny Thunders and Cherry Vanilla.

In 1987, she joined the band 'Gutterboy' as a saxophone player, guitarist and back up singer. 'Gutterboy', fronted by writer/director Dito Montiel, toured with Bryan AdamsThe Jesus and Mary ChainStray Cats and Ramones. They were signed to Mercury Records in 1989, released "St. Stanislaus of E. 7th St." and modeled for photographer Bruce Weber's Gianni Versace catalog.

In 1992, she left Gutterboy to start the band "Itchy Trigger Finger" with longtime friend Harry Nagle. In Itchy Trigger Finger she toured on Lollapalooza along with Sonic YouthHoleSinéad O'ConnorCypress HillMobyBeckMighty Mighty BosstonesCoolioyo la tengoThe Roots and Patti Smith. From 1995–1998, she was also the sax player and guitarist for the Squeeze box house band at Don Hill's, sharing that stage with Green DayDeborah HarryJoey AriasLady BunnyJohn Cameron MitchellNina HagenThe RunawaysJustin Bond and Jayne County.

Most notably, from 2000–2012 Barb made up half of the record production duo Super Buddha. In 2013 she composed the film score for the movie Concussion, starring Robin Weigert and Maggie Siff, an official selection of the 2013 Sundance Film Festival and winner of the Berlin Film Festival's Teddy Award Jury Prize.