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THE GOOD DEATH

Chuck. Mary. Kill

 

STORY

Mary Fox (Nicole Cardoni) welcomes her baby brother Chuck Fox (Scott Mandel) back to their family home on Staten Island, but at this point in their lives, these squabbling siblings have nothing in common except for their last name. With the house up for sale, Mary and Chuck are tasked with deciding what to do with the relics of their childhood and just how to box up their Broadway-veteran mother’s larger than life, ever-looming personality. Letting go of the past and dealing with the painful realities of the present are not easy for Mary, so it’s up to Chuck to decide whether he can step up to the challenge of being the rock this family never really had.

 
 

THE TEAM

TORI LARSEN

Director

Tori is an honors BFA graduate from York University’s Film Production Program. She currently works in Toronto as an Associate Producer on The Handmaid’s Tale. Select past production credits include 11.22.63 and Suits.  As a writer, Tori has been recognized by the Nicholl Fellowship (semifinalist/top 50) and the Austin Film Festival (finalist). In 2017, the Academy sponsored her to attend the Writer’s Guild Festival and endorsed her Sundance Lab application. She has also received recognition and funding from the National Screen Institute (Drama Prize and Totally Television Program) and Bell Media’s BravoFACT. She has recently been accepted into the 2018 New York Stage and Film Company’s Filmmaker’s Workshop for her feature screenplay EVENTYR. She previously produced We Are Here (Patrick Adams) and wrote/directed Throwing Cotton. She is represented by Sukee Chew at Hopscotch Pictures.

NICOLE CARDONI

Actress, Writer

Nicole Cardoni is a New York based actress hailing from Toronto, Canada. She received her early training at The University of Western Ontario in Film Criticism and is a graduate of The Neighborhood Playhouse School of Theatre. She has worked Off-Broadway and Internationally (Signature Theatre, The Public, HERE), with recent theatre work in "Inside" (PopUp Theatrics), "Three Women Mourn the Apocalypse" (Theatre Centre) and "On the Flip Side" (BrickaBrack). Favorite theatre roles include Sonny Montecalvo in "Sonny Under the Assumption," written by esteemed playwright Edward Allan Baker, as well as Elenor in her off-Broadway debut of Slawomir Mrozek's dark comedy "Tango." Nicole has been an ensemble member in PopUp Theatrics and BrickaBrack Theatre Company since 2015. Select TV/Film work includes: Being Erica (CBC/ABC), Happy Town (ABC), On the Case (Discovery), Yonder (Oday Rasheed) and Valedictorian (Matt Yaegar). Passionate about new work, you can read Nicole's theatre reviews at playstosee.com.

SCOTT MANDEL

Actor, Writer

Scott, a native Staten Islander, graduated from the University of Delaware in 2010 and the Neighborhood Playhouse School of the Theatre in 2013. He has performed Off-Broadway at the New York Theatre Workshop’s Fourth Street Theatre, the Signature Theatre and the 777 Theatre.  In 2015, before it’s adaptation, he co-wrote The Good Death, as an original play. In 2016, it was accepted into the Capital Fringe play festival and performed at the Mead Theatre Lab in Washington, D.C. where he originated the role of Chuck Fox in the stage production. His past credits include Investigation Discovery’s A Crime to Remember as well as the web series Six Windows and History. Scott can be seen in the upcoming short film The Curing, as well as the upcoming feature film Rehab Cabin. He is also currently working on his pilot No Small Actors.

 

FESTIVALS SHOWINGS & AWARDS


#chuckmarykill

Adirondack Film Festival
Glen Falls, NY
Oct 17 - 20, 2019

Lift-Off Film Festival
Toronto, Canada
July 19 - 25, 2019

Olympus Film Festival
Los Angeles, CA

July 10 - 19, 2019
* Best International Short

Toronto Short Film Festival

Toronto, Canada
March 16-20

Short Movie Club Festival

Minsk, Belarus

March 14-18, 2019

Pendance Film Festival

Toronto, Canada

Jan 31- Feb 4, 2019

Canada Shorts Film Festival

Saint Johns, Canada

Dec 2018

*Award of Commendation

Roxy Underground Film Festival

New York, NY

Oct 30, 2018

*Winner of Audience Choice Award

Great Lakes International Film Festival

Erie, PA

October 3-13, 2018