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Playing It Straight

Country: USA, Language: English, 20 mins

  • Director: Michael Kenney
  • Writer: Michael Kenney
  • Producer: Michael Kenney; John McGrath

CGiii Comment

Polished, professional and funny...it's like a breath of fresh air.

So many short films are ruined by inept writing, shaky camera-work and am-dram performances - not here.

Snappy, witty and played to perfection.

Our only gripe - the photo montage: unnecessary.


Watch...

Playing It Straight from Michael Kenney on Vimeo.

The(ir) Blurb...

Patrick,the man with everything, risks losing it all after a drunken boy's night out before his wedding day. Faced with the aftermath, it is up to him to remove all obstacles to achieve his ultimate goal: acceptance.

Cast & Characters

Fred Brotman as Wedding Guest;
Camille Curtis as Hot Blonde;
Julie Dietz as Bridesmaid #2;
Nicholas Downs as Patrick Knox;
Kayla Ferguson as Bridesmaid #1;
Leah Garland as Clarissa;
Adam Gonshorowski as Groomsman #1;
Charles Gorgano as Gareth Brown;
Matt Hayes as Wedding Guest;
J.C. Henning as Martha Brown