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Project of the Day: ‘Parents of the Groom’

Project of the Day: 'Parents of the Groom'

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Parents of the Groom

Tweetable Logline: Crime comedy about a married couple/contract killer duo who must decide whether to kill their son’s best man or abandon the job.

Elevator Pitch: When Cheryl and Eddie, professional killers and married couple, discover that their latest victim is meant to be the best man in their estranged son’s wedding that night, they must decide whether to save his life and their relationship with their son, or continue in the madness of their own lives and careers.

Production Team: 

Emily Shesh – Director / Writer
Pete Todd – Producer 
Marion Cecinas – Co-Producer
John Wakayama Carey – Director of Photography
Kathy Lee – Sound Recording
Pinar Yorgancioglu – Editor

About the film: This film is shaped by themes that I am consistently exploring in my work: family and family history, self-destruction, miscommunication, and betrayal. And all of these elements merge in that sweet spot where comedy meets violence. Although there is physical violence in the piece, I’m primarily referring to the emotional violence. The history of films centered around weddings is long and rich because it’s incredibly fertile material. Weddings bring out madness in people, whether you want them to or not. And in this case, it’s a trigger for a mother who has lost her son and wants him back.

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