Must Fool Everyone

Saint Louis, Missouri | Film Short


Angela LaRocca

1 Campaigns | Missouri, United States

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My brother and I are writing a film entitled, Must Fool Everyone, shot in St. Louis. I’m directing. Mark’s the lead actor. Our mission is to create projects with the 3 "P's." Projects we are passionate about, proud of, and our parents can see. Want to join the wild ride we call indie filmmaking?!

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The Story

Eugene is a quirky 20-something with a heart of gold, and zero luck in the dating world. He feels stuck and even bored in his day job, as an administrative assistant at a technology company. One of his only friends, Chris, happens to work with him, providing humor and camaraderie. Chris has the confidence Eugene wishes he had. He's that likable instigator every workplace has. Eugene's passion is creative writing and his outlet is a weekly poetry jam. That's his happy place. He's a rockstar. Everything he isn't from 9-5, he is when he's on that stage presenting his words.

Another appealing factor at that poetry slam is Kelsey, the cute barista that runs the coffeehouse. Eugene is smitten and hopes that one day she'll actually spell his name right on the coffee cup. Until then, he continues to take the stage each week, in hopes it may lead to something more, personally and professionally.

Unfortunately, Kelsey just started dating Trent, who is Eugene's boss, and the worst person ever. He's the frat guy that never grew up, can talk his way out of anything, and treats Eugene worse can garbage.

Chris skips the gentle encouragement and with some coaching, pushes Eugene to be a man, and actually talk to Kelsey. Eugene musters up the courage to have a conversation with her, beyond the usual small talk. Surprisingly, she extends an invite that sweet Eugene misinterprets. In the blink of an eye, Eugene accidentally commits himself to something beyond his capabilities. Once again, he is stuck. This time, his potential love life and reputation are on the line.  Can he live up to his commitment to his dream girl? The only way out is that he MUST FOOL EVERYONE.


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About This Team


Angela LaRocca-Director/Writer

Angela LaRocca is a St. Louis native, who worked extensively in the Chicago and Los Angeles markets.  Beginning on-camera work as a teenager (nevermind that Sega commercial circa 1994), Angela’s passion for performing expanded to the improv world at The Second City. Angela earned her bachelor’s degree in Television Production from Columbia College Chicago with a concentration on Writing/Producing, followed by internships at the Donners Company and Comedy Central.

Some of her diverse award-winning film work includes lead roles in comedic and dramatic shorts, both scripted and improvised. Angela’s most recent live performance was her sold-out one-woman show, “Undercover Undergrad,” which premiered at the St. Louis Fringe Festival, and had a run in NYC, LA, and Rome. Angela’s voice can frequently be heard on radio spots, complemented by film projects and as well as numerous corporate videos. She is beyond ecstatic be able to continuously work in the field she loves, and looks forward to bringing her vision from the script to the screen.

Mark LaRocca-Actor/Writer

Mark is trained theater actor with a knack for comedy.  He studied and performed on stage in Chicago as well as in his hometown of St. Louis, including multiple Shakespeare productions.  His natural gift of impressions mixed with authentic comedic timing makes Mark a seasoned and talented performer.  Mark not only delivers dialogue with impeccable timing, his improv skills enable him to continue scenes flawlessly.  Often times, his moments on screen shine that came from his ability to simply listen and react, after the written dialolgue is over. 

Most recently, Mark was seen on stage as the guest in Storyteller, at the Improv Shop.  He also captured audiences in the comedic film, The Right Kind Of Wrong, and several other films.  Mark is excited to collaborate with his sister on the script and bring the lead role to life.


Howard-Director of Photography/Editor

Howard began filming and editing for local sports teams and athletes.  After two years of being an exclusive sports videographer, he was approached by a hip hop artist to film his first music video.  This opportunity provided him with enough practical work and financial gain to start his company, "Executive Productions."  During the next five years, "Executive Productions" has worked on 12 weddings, 15 short films, 30 music videos, and 3 reality shows (including an episode of MTV's Made). 

 "Executive Productions" has evolved into an award-winning videography / cinematography company that continues to focus on the mission of creating high-quality products for companies and individuals, all at an affordable price.  The team’s expertise includes filming, editing, audio, script writing, acting, marketing, and branding.


Dan Duffy-Editor

Dan Duffy has been telling stories for over twenty years. After an award-winning radio career with the nationally syndicated Steve and DC Radio Show, he moved from audio to visual arts, graduating from the Vancouver Film School. He returned to his hometown of St. Louis, Missouri to hone his skills before moving to Los Angeles.

However, fate, a woman, and a diagnosis changed everything. Four months before making the jump to the West Coast, Dan met Stephanie, the woman he would marry. Four months after that meeting, he was diagnosed with stage-three testicular cancer. Six months later, Dan was cancer-free, but left with a myriad of questions with no answers.
It was in his quest for those answers when Dan realized that there may have been a personal reason for his diagnosis, and the more he learned, the more he knew that with his knowledge of not just the physical, but the psychological dynamic of this disease, he could warn others about many of the same pitfalls he, himself, was unable to avoid.

With a friend and colleague, Dan co-founded The Half Fund, an organization dedicated to spreading cancer education to patients, their providers and caregivers, and loved ones. The Half Fund board seeks out commercially viable artistic mediums to achieve this goal, from movies to music to books.




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