YEP PRODUCTIONS is presenting 110 LANDAFF. A short film being shot in Brattleboro on September 9th with David Koechner (The Office and Anchor Man) and Paula Pel (Saturday Night Live, 30 Rock) playing the parents of Mary Jo Parker played by Cassandra Dunn. The supporting cast is made up of 18 New England Youth Theatre actors.
The story is in July, 1975, suburban Philadelphia. This semiautobiographical short film follows Mary “Jo” Parker, a thirteen-year-old tomboy, fifth of seven in a large Catholic family. Her wheelchair-bound brothers Matt and Daniel suffer from Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, while parents Dorothy and Peter hold together a dysfunctional family with a deflective balance of silence and humor. Life is both hilarious and painful for the Parkers, who refuse to be defined by disability. Jo questions her feelings for another girl, but her self-discovery is put on hold when she learns Matt and Daniel are dying.
Writer and Director Jane Baker has been working on this project for 12 years. In addition to this project she happily works with a wonderful staff at The New England Youth Theatre in Brattleboro, Vermont. Jane has been playing with Improv since she was introduced to it at 15 years old.
Jane and her partner Sharon moved to Vermont because it was the only state at the time that could assure that Sharon would have custody of their son Sam son later, Max, they are now diehard Vermonters. Jane is committed to making this film in the Brattleboro area and with several Brattleboro children from NEYT.
This script and project is a result of written memoirs transformed into a film script.
Producer, Roberta Marie Munroe is an award-winning filmmaker, author and international short film expert. Her book, HOW NOT TO MAKE A SHORT FILM: SECRETS FROM A SUNDANCE PROGRAMMER (Hyperion, 2009), a provocative and practical insider’s guide to making and distributing a great short film.
Doran Hamm, Production Assistant (508) 246- 8491 firstname.lastname@example.org
Rachel Brenna, Line Producer (310) 927-2440 email@example.com
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