Watch our virtual Q&A about the movie
Watch our virtual Q&A moderated by Sundance winning director Alexandre Rockwell and hosted by Director Michael Canzoniero, Editor Michael Berenbaum and cast members Juliette Bennett, Steven Randazzo, Craig Geraghty, Dwayne Hill, and supermodel Kira Dikhytar.
ABOUT THE FILM
Pain is temporary. Film is forever.
Synopsis: A has-been character actor attempts to complete a movie honoring his deceased wife, when divine intervention leads him to a free-spirited actress who might just be his perfect leading lady.
Genre: Comedy, drama
Runtime: 87 minutes 20 seconds
Country of production: USA
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as Mr. Smith
Dwayne Hill is an Emmy Award nominated voice over performer, accomplished actor, screenwriter and comedian. He is a 2009 Gemini Award winner for best voice in the Best Ensemble category for his work in Atomic Betty. He has also lent his voice to over 1,000 television commercials, including spots for Bud Light, Toyota and General Electric.
as Natalie Papp
Natalie Knepp is an Actress, Voice Over Artist, Writer & Harpist living and working in NYC. She has guest-starred and recurred on numerous National Television shows including Orange is the New Black, The Good Wife, CSI: Miami, Gossip Girl ... She has worked on numerous Feature Films including the film adaptation of the hit musical The Last Five Years.
as Samantha Vanderputten
Juliette Bennett is an award winning actress. Her films include both comedy (Smothered by Mothers, Don Peyote, The Couple) and drama (The Nth Ward, As Good As Dead, The Other Woman) Juliette performed in the comedic play by Jenny Lyn Bader, Guru of Touch at the virtual 2020 Edinburgh Festival.
as Tony Guest
Dan Fogler is most known for his role of Jacob Kolwalski in J.K. Rowling's Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them and Fantastic Beasts The Crimes of Grindelwald. Fogler starred as Randy Daytona in 2007's Balls Of Fury for Focus Features and had roles in Good Luck Chuck, Fanboys and In Like Flynn.
Kira Dikhtyar is an international top model, actress and former rhythmic gymnast who was born in 1989 in Moscow, Russia. In 2016 Kira stars in a new reality show Model moms along with her friend, model/actress Eugenia Kuzmina. The two were inspired by the legendary Ari Emanuel who gave his advice to produce this show.
TIMOTHY ''SPEED'' LEVITCH
Timothy "Speed" Levitch is an American actor, tour guide, poet, speaker, philosopher, author and voice actor. The name "Speed" was given to him by a childhood friend in high school. Levitch has appeared in multiple films and has had his poetic and philosophical works published in books and periodicals.
Director, writer, producer
Michael Canzoniero is an award-winning director, producer, and cinematographer who has worked in a range of mediums. His first narrative feature Wedding Bros (which he co-wrote and directed) premiered at the SXSW Film Festival ‘09 and his follow-up feature Don Peyote had a 30-city theatrical release.
Michael Berenbaum is an Emmy and ACE award-winning editor whose feature work includes the Netflix film In the Shadow of the Moon, both Sex and the City movies, Hollywoodland and the upcoming Jennifer Lopez film, Marry Me.
He has worked with such directors as Joel and Ethan Coen, Jim Mickle, John Turturro, Al Pacino, Julian Schnabel and Martin Scorsese.
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Making The Day is delightful!
A joy ride!
- Gregory Nava
Writer (Frida, Selena, El Norte, My Family, Bordertown) and director (Selena, El Norte, My Family, Bordertown, Why Do Fools Fall In Love).
I thought the film was terrific, very funny, heartwarming, and in some instances, all too true. The cast was wonderful, especially Juliette, and it's well-directed.
- Frank Marshall
Producer (Indiana Jones, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Signs, Jason Bourne, Jurassic World) and Co-Founder, Amblin Entertainment and Kennedy/Marshall Company.
Making the day is original. It deserves the best kind of attention!
- Brian Cox
Actor (Succession, X2, X-Men United, Troy, Adaptation, Her,