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iW’s Project of the Day: It’s Jennifer’s Birthday and Nobody is Invited in “The Kitchen”

iW's Project of the Day: It's Jennifer's Birthday and Nobody is Invited in "The Kitchen"

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“The Kitchen”

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It’s Jennifer Parker’s 30th birthday party and nobody is invited.

Elevator Pitch:

Set all in one night, all in a kitchen during a house party in Los Angeles. A group of 20 and 30-somethings celebrate Jennifer Parker’s 30th birthday. Her boyfriend’s apparently been cheating on her. Her sister is an emotional mess. Her best guy friend is kind of in love with her. She didn’t really want anyone to throw her a party, but someone hired a band and all of a sudden the party seems to be starting all around her.

Production Team:

Director: Ishai Setton (“The Big Bad Swim,” “3 Days of Normal”)
Writer: Jim Beggarly (“Free Samples”)
Producer: Emily Ting
Consulting Producer: Mynette Louie (“Children of Invention,” “Mutual Appreciation”)
Cinematographer: Josh Silfen (“The Big Bad Swim,” “Silver Tongues”)
Editor: Mark Scovil (“To Be Friends”)
Cast: Laura Prepon, Bryan Greenberg, Dreama Walker, Matt Bush, Tate Ellington, Amber Stevens, Pepper Binkley, Catherine Reitman, Baron Vaughn, Jillian Clare

About the Production:

“Jim and I talked about putting together a project with a bunch of friends, something that we might be able to actually get made. Then he wrote a smart, funny, touching script. I loved the concept. It instantly reminded me of parties my roommate and I used to throw in our apartment in Brooklyn. I also was drawn to the idea of doing a film set in one room, during one night. I knew it would be a challenge, but to face a challenge with a bunch of friends is why I started making films in the first place.” — Ishai Setton

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