This isn't your usual daily dose of an indie film in progress, nor is
it up for the weekly competition. Today's project is co-directed by and co-stars Indiewire Senior Editor Peter Knegt. This isn't the first time
an IW employee went to the crowd for dough; Indiewire Associate Editor Bryce J. Renninger produced the film "Hotline
," and Thompson on Hollywood's
Sophia Savage was featured in December 2011
for her film "Empyrean."
The age-old tale of a hungover 30 year old who wakes up to unknowingly find a 17 year old in his apartment (but not in his bed).
"Good Morning" is, basically, a comedic short film about sexual identity, age anxiety and that awkward moment when a 30 year old wakes up hungover in their apartment to unknowingly discover a 17 year old has slept over.
Directed by Stephen Dunn and Peter Knegt
Written by Peter Knegt and Oliver Skinner
Produced by Brad Horvath, Peter Knegt and Milda Yoo
"Good Morning" was largely inspired by the lives of its writers, Peter Knegt and Oliver Skinner (who also act in the film), who met at a film festival organized by Knegt in 2011. Two years later, they both ended up living in the same city, and became good friends despite a 10 year age difference (Knegt is 29, Skinner 19). That friendship made both well aware of the vast differences in their generations, particularly as gay men, and they decided to write a short screenplay to discuss these themes.
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