Funeral Day

Los Angeles, California | Film Feature

Comedy, Drama

Jon Weinberg

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FUNERAL DAY is the darkly funny story of a man who skips his friend’s funeral in an attempt to start living life to the fullest. Along the way he quits his job, begs for a 2nd chance at love, attempts to look death in the face & of course gets his prostate milked all in the name of changing his life

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The Story

Funeral Day is a movie about trying to get unstuck. It is a movie about trying to make changes. It is a movie about realizing life is short. It is also a movie about a man who finds himself in some ridiculous situations. We thought the script funny and dark, and striking a chord with us, we thought we'd follow our protagonist's lead and take action. So we set out to make Funeral Day to unstick a few things in our lives, to bring a great script to life and to bring some laughs to you. We had the pleasure of shooting the film earlier this year with a tremendous cast and crew, and are now beginning our post production. We are independent filmmakers and we don't have studio backing. While we have some wonderful investors that got us through production, YOU and YOUR contribution will be a crucial factor in getting the film finished. Thanks for stopping by, and we look forward to bringing Funeral Day to a screen near you soon!

Jon & the Funeral Day producing team 

 

 

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About This Team

Jon Weinberg, Producer/Co ­director ­ Jon received a degree in theatre from the University of British Columbia, and continued his training at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art, and the Atlantic Theater Company (founded by David Mamet and William H. Macy). Jon has appeared on film, TV, stage and the occasional Doctor Who audio drama. His award winning film directorial debut, Yes You Deserve It!, made the festival rounds this past year. Jon is also the author of the award winning photography and poetry book, A Calm Position (In Due Time Press). http://www.imdb.com/name/nm2111569/?ref_=fn_al_nm_1

Ron Butler, Producer/Co­ director ­ Ron Butler is a member of the Atlantic Theater Company (NYC), and appeared regularly on the Nickelodeon hit series “True Jackson, VP” and was most recently a recurring guest on ABC Family’s “Bunheads”. He wrote, directed, and produced the musical parody short “Obama! A Modern U.S. President” – a viral YouTube sensation with over to 2 million hits (and lauded by Roger Ebert, The Huffington Post, CNN, and Variety.) A direct result of that success was a development relationship with legendary producer Norman Lear, and Brent Miller of Dialogue Pictures. Together they produced Mr. Butler’s second short, “The Photographs Of Your Junk”, the official selection of numerous film festivals (including the Palms Springs Short Festival, DC Shorts, and The Beverly Hills Film Festival). http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0125117/?ref_=fn_al_nm_1

Christopher Carley, Producer ­ Christopher Carley earned a B.F.A. with honors in theater studies from NYU’s Tisch School Of The Arts. Shortly after finishing his training with the Atlantic Theater Company Acting school, he joined the Tony Award winning Broadway cast of The Beauty Queen Of Leenane (dir. by Gary Hynes). While this marked the start of his acting career, it was during his time working with Clint Eastwood on Gran Torino that he first felt the desire to produce. Mr. Eastwood’s take on the film making process “We’re just making a movie, what’s the big deal” is how Christopher chooses to approach his projects both as a producer and an actor. Recent Film & TV credits include: Lions for Lambs (dir. Robert Redford), Garden State, Agent Orange (dir. Tony Scott), American East, Miss Nobody, Homecoming, The Sopranos, House,L&O:SVU, CSI:NY, and Studio 60. http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1542291/

Kris Elgstrand, Screenwriter ­ Kris’ most recent feature, Songs She Wrote About
People She Knows, 
which he wrote and directed, premiered at this years Toronto Int’l Film Festival to great praise. His last feature film, Doppelganger Paul, which he wrote and co­directed, premiered at TIFF 2011, and has screened nationally and internationally. The screenplay for Doppelganger Paul won the 2012 Leo Award for screenwriting. Kris’ first short as a writer/director, Love Seat (TIFF 2006), won Best Short at the Whistler Film Festival. His other work as a screenwriter and co­producer includes The Cabin Movie (TIFF 2005), Man Feel Pain (Winner, BravoFACT Short Cuts Canada Award, TIFF 2004; Leo Award – Best Screenplay; Audience Award, Whistler Film Festival) and Big Head (TIFF 2009). http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1802547/?ref_=tt_ov_wr

Jeffrey A. Cunningham, Cinematographer ­ Jeffrey A. Cunningham has been shooting documentaries since the first time he picked up a camera. His first super‐8 film, shot at age 10, shows friends romping around the neighborhood riding bikes and jumping ramps! It was more than a decade later that Jeffrey started shooting professionally. In the beginning he shot mostly commercials, music videos and documentary projects. JC found the storytelling aspect of docs to be incredibly satisfying, and soon found that his documentary skills translated easily to storytelling in the narrative realm. In the process of lensing a diverse body of work, he has worked with Academy award winners Gary Busey, Ernest Borgnine and Piper Laurie, as well as other great talents such as Malcolm McDowell, Doris Roberts, Anne Meara, Dwight Yoakam and Cybill Shepherd. His latest narrative feature, Shock Value, executive produced by Greg Goodman, was recently released to great acclaim. http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0192338/

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Tyler Labine ­ http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0479527/?ref_=tt_cl_t1

Jed Rees ­ http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0715915/?ref_=tt_cl_t2

Suzy Nakamura ­ http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0620232/?ref_=tt_cl_t3

Tygh Runyan ­ http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0750353/?ref_=tt_cl_t4

Dominic Rains ­ http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1487670/?ref_=tt_cl_t5

Kristin Carey ­ http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0136985/?ref_=tt_cl_t7

Rahnuma Panthaky ­ http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1195879/?ref_=tt_cl_t9

Sarah Adina ­ http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1379098/?ref_=tt_cl_t11

Jon Weinberg ­ http://www.imdb.com/name/nm2111569/?ref_=tt_cl_t13

 

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