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DIRECTED BY MICHAEL GALLAGHER

WRITTEN BY MICHAEL GALLAGHER & STEVE GREENE

A COMEDY ABOUT FAMILY AFFAIRS.

SYNOPSIS

Walter Campbell (Matthew Glave) is an aging heartthrob struggling to keep up appearances— especially with his estranged daughter, Nic (Jana Winternitz). In an attempt to reconnect with his family, he invites himself to crash her vacation in Big Sur. Offering a ride to her friend Kim (Emily Bett Rickards), they bond in unexpected ways that are sure to ruin the lives of everyone in their path.

 

From director Michael Gallagher comes a hilarious and heartfelt tragicomedy you never saw coming. Filled with memorable characters and award-winning performances, Funny Story teaches us about the destructive power of narcissism, the healing power of forgiveness, and the dangers of doing karaoke after drinking enough tequila.

AWARDS/HIGHLIGHTS

Woods Hole Film Festival

- Best Narrative Feature, Comedy

Rhode Island International Film Festival

- Alternative Spirit Award First Prize  

Breckenridge Film Festival

- Best Comedy Feature

- Best Actor (Matthew Glave)

- Best Screenplay

- Best Editing (Brian Ufberg)

Sonoma International Film Festival

- Audience Award

Washington West Film Festival

- Jury Award Best Feature Narrative

- Jury Award Best Director

Southampton International Film Festival

- Best Feature Screenplay

– Best Leading Actor (Matthew Glave)  

Barcelona Film Festival

- Grand Jury Prize, Best Feature

 

Santorini Film Festival, Greece

- Best Feature Film

Vero Beach Wine and Film Festival

- Audience Award, Best Feature

Hell's Half Mile Film & Music Festival

- Grand Jury Award, Best Feature Film

 

Santa Cruz Film Festival

- Grand Jury Prize: Best Feature Film

 

Santa Monica International Film Festival

- Best Actor (Matthew Glave)

- Best Director

Ojai Film Festival

- Best Feature (Honorable Mention)

Anchorage International Film Festival

- Best Narrative Feature (2nd Place)  

 

Lucca Film Festival, Italy

– Best International Feature (Nominee)

Evolution! Mallorca Film Festival

- Opening Night Film

CAST & CREW

Starring Matthew Glave, Emily Bett Rickards, Jana Winternitz 

with Nikki Limo, Lily Holleman, Jessica Diggins, Aschleigh Jensen, Daisye Tutor, Jacob Wysocki, Pete Gardner and Reginald VelJohnson

Directed by Michael Gallagher

Writers: Michael Gallagher, Steve Greene

Producers: Michael Gallagher, Jana Winternitz, Michael Wormser

Executive Producer: Steve Greene

Director of Photography: Greg Cotten

Production Designer: Karleigh Engelbrecht 

Costume Designer: Jax Sirotiak

Editor: Brian Ufberg

Music by: Brandon Campbell

Music Supervisor: Jacob Nathan 

Casting Director: Joseph Linn

Production Company: Cinemand Films

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