Wednesday, September 18, 2019

HollyShorts: Pappy Hour - Nell Teare Interview


Photo Credit: JBN Media

The former Texan, director and creative tour de force of the project is Nell Teare, hailing from the theater scene at NYU performing in the Tony-award winning musical Memphis, moved to Los Angeles in 2010 where she has since worked on numerous shorts, directed over twenty book trailers for FILM 14 as well as an original musical, Rock and Roll’s Greatest Lovers, a one woman show entitled StandUpera. Recently she has produced the webseries Broke A$$ Rich Kid and directed Guber, You. Me. Us?, The Huntas as well as shadowed her first network show, NCIS, with directors James Whitmore, Jr and later with Bethany Rooney.

        



Pappy Hour is a dark comedy about the Mulligan family and how one daughter, Jean Mulligan, wants to fulfill her father's last wish at a funeral. She unlike her family, believes in her father, while other members have their own agendas or otherwise see him as a deadbeat.

THE FUNERAL PARTY

  • Jean Mulligan - Daughter of Robert Mulligan, a successful, pragmatic engineer who wants to do right by her father's last wish
  • Richard Mulligan - Son of Robert Mulligan and brother to Jean, a snarky local cop in his small town who resents his father
  • Gloria Mulligan - Second wife to Robert Mulligan, a career woman who puts business first even at the expense of her deceased husband
  • Diane Mulligan - "Crazy Aunt Diane" a woman who has a particularly sinister plan to steal Robert's ashes for her own bidding

Pappy Hour is based off a true story the writer, Andrea Millard was told about her grandfather regarding his last wish. She always admired that her family honored her grandfather's last wish to have his ashes dumped in the Susquehanna River after his funeral. She ran with that idea when developing the script for Pappy Hour, but created the story using fictional characters. She also added her very own awkward, dark comedic twist.

Runtime:10:40 Language: English
Country: United States of America Premiere: World

Director:Nell Teare, Screenwriter: Andrea Millard
Producer:Nell Teare, Executive Producer: Andrea Millard
Co-Producer: Andrea Millard
Cast: Samantha Sloyan, Christopher Amitrano, April Lang, Jan Haley-Soule, Myles Cranford
Editor: Andrea Botiggliero
Production Design:Leslie Bicknell Composer:George Stanford


Nell Teare on the Red Carpet during HollyShorts.
JBN Media Photo Gallery from HollyShorts can be found HERE.

THE JBN TEAM INTERVIEW WITH NELL TEARE
JOURNALIST: BROOKE ELIZABETH
LOCATION: 
CHINESE THEATER
FILM FESTIVAL DATE: HOLLYSHORTS AUGUST 8TH - 17TH
INTERVIEW: AUGUST 8, 2019



Video:/Audio/Edit: James Vallesteros (@jamesvallesteros)

ABOUT HOLLYSHORTS
The annual Academy Awards® Qualifying HollyShorts Film Festival will celebrate its 15th year in August 2019. HollyShorts (HSFF) brings together top creators, industry leaders, and companies and has launched many filmmakers into the next stages of their careers. HollyShorts, a regular on the MovieMaker Magazine Top 50 Festivals Worth the Entry Fee, also engages its community and spotlights short films year-round through monthly screenings, panels, and networking events. HollyShorts Film Festival will take place between August 8-17, 2019 at TCL Chinese Theatres 6 located at 6801 Hollywood Blvd, Hollywood, CA 90028.

CO-FOUNDED BY THEO DUMONT AND DANIEL SOL
HollyShorts Film Festival is an organization devoted to showcasing the best and brightest short films from around the globe, advancing the careers of filmmakers through screenings, networking events, and various panel and forums. The HollyShorts Film festival showcases the top short films produced 40- minutes or less. Categories include Short Animation, Short Live Action, Short Documentary, Music Video, Webisode, Commercials, Youth Film and Digital Microbudget.

Recently named an Academy Awards® Qualifying Festival.
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