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Tweetable Logline: A dark comedy where one child’s 10th birthday party becomes an arena for infidelity, alcoholism and a cop’s quest for glory.
Elevator Pitch: “Happy Birthday Kevin” highlights how little of a difference there is between being an adult and a child. We never stop feeling lost and misunderstood and acting selfishly. The ridiculously silly behavior we exhibited as children still bubbles up even though we might have a career, children and have gone through a divorce.
Director: Trevor May
Screenwriters: Connor Cuevas & Trevor May
Producers: Jillian Bass & Becca Bennet
Cinematographer: Connor Cuevas
Editors: Becca Bennet & Trevor May
About the Film: Though “Happy Birthday Kevin” deals with heavy material – divorce and infidelity – we chose to talk about in the only way we know how: through comedy, and with a lightheartedness that makes all sides of difficult adult situations – the misunderstood kid just looking for adult attention, his divorced father struggling to move on and the now stoic mother who’s locked away her emotions for fear of actually having to ever deal with them – easier to digest and talk about.
Current Status: Fundraising, pre-production, and shooting in March in Athens, GA.