STILL HAPPY | 2019
World Premiere | August 13, 2019 (HollyShorts Film Festival)
Directed by FRED BERNER
Written by ALAN ZWEIBEL
Running Time: 23 Minutes (Color)
Filmed on location in Sarasota, Florida
A middle-aged baseball fan goes to Delray Beach seeking out George "Happy" Haliday, a modest man who once played second base for the 1962 New York Mets. The fan has brought a baseball with him that his father caught during a game that infamous season. The ball has been signed by every member of the ‘62 team, except one...
ABOUT THE FILMMAKERS
FRED BERNER (Director)
Fred Berner previously collaborated with Alan Zweibel in 2010 on Happy ("Summer Shorts” 2010). Television: Executive Producer/Director, Magic City, Law & Order(s); Producer, Speak (Showtime), Hidden in America (Showtime), Without Warning: The James Brady Story (HBO), Bette Midler’s Mondo Beyondo (HBO), Lakota Woman: Siege at Wounded Knee (TNT), Murder in a Small Town (A&E). Film: Producer, Pollock, Vanya on 42nd Street, Straight Talk, The Great White Hype, The Ballad of Little Jo, 3 Backyards, Miss Firecracker, Handsome Harry.
ALAN ZWEIBEL (Screenwriter)
Is an original Saturday Night Live writer. Alan has won five Emmy awards for his work in television which also includes It’s Garry Shandling’s Show and Curb Your Enthusiasm. Alan collaborated with Billy Crystal on the Tony Award winning play 700 Sundays, Martin Short’s Fame Becomes Me, and the off-Broadway plays Happy (“Summer Shorts” 2010), Pine Cone Moment ("Summer Shorts" 2014) Comic Dialogue, Between Cars, and Bunny Bunny – Gilda Radner: A Sort of Romantic Comedy which he adapted from his best-selling book. Alan wrote the Thurber Prize winning novel The Other Shulman, the popular children’s book Our Tree Named Steve and, most recently, a parody of the Haggadah titled “For This We Left Egypt?” with Dave Barry and Adam Mansbach. Alan’s humor has appeared in The New Yorker, Esquire, The Atlantic Monthly, The New York Times Op-Ed page and MAD Magazine. He received an honorary PhD. from the State University of New York and in 2010 the Writers Guild of America, East gave him a Lifetime Achievement Award.
SCOTT ADSIT (Donald Rappaport)
Scott Adsit was raised in Chicago where he worked on the Second City Mainstage & ETC stages and at the Steppenwolf Theater. He won a Joseph Jefferson award for Best Actor for his work at the Second City. He now lives in New York where he currently performs in several shows at the UCB Theater: Adsit & Gausas, Gravid Water and Let's Have A Ball. Film credits include The Italian Job, For Your Consideration, Last Night, Mr. Tambourine Man, The Terminal, Without A Paddle, Admissions, Kicking & Screaming, Be Cool and The Informant!. His TV credits include: Moral Orel, Law And Order SVU, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Life On Mars, Monk, Huff, Tenacious D, CSI Miami, Aqua Teen Hunger Force, Stacked, Dharma and Greg, Mary Shelly's Frankenhole for Adult Swim, and played Pete Hornberger on NBC's 30 Rock.
TOM WRIGHT (George Haliday)
Has appeared in over 40 stage productions both on and off-Broadway. On Broadway, he performed in A Taste of Honey which received two Tony Award nominations. Wright co-starred in the feature films Barbershop, Barbershop 2: Back in Business with Ice Cube. He also co-starred with Angela Bassett as her ex-lover in Sunshine State, with writer/director John Sayles. Other films with Sayles include: Passion Fish, City of Hope, Matewan, The Brother from Another Planet and Honeydripper. Wright won the Best Actor Award at the Santa Monica Film Festival for his portrayal of John Shed in the indie film Dumbarton Bridge. He has played roles on several television programs but is best known for playing Mr. Morgan, Yankees co-worker of character George Costanza (Jason Alexander) on Seinfeld.
filmmakers & crew
Director • Fred Berner
Writer • Alan Zweibel
Producers • J.J. Kandel and Tim Harms
Line Producer (Sarasota) • Shaun Greenspan
Jennifer Brown Stone
Richard I. Kandel
Susan K. Straus
Cinematographer • Frank Prinzi, ASC
Production Designer • Robert Foti
Editor • Brian Kamerzel
Composer • Andrew Sherman
Casting • Rebecca Gushin
Sound • Rachel Cameron
Hair & Make Up • Lera Juno
Gaffer • Douglas W. Shannon
Key Grip • Jeremy Teran
1st Assistant Director • Shaun Greenspan
2nd AD/Script Supervisor • Sarah Cronk
2nd 2nd AD/Wardrobe • Christina Abdo
1st Assistant Camera
Media Manager • Kevin Dawson
Set Photographer • Rod Millington
BTS Videographer • Tyler McCool
Best Boy Electric • Travis McKenzie
Production Assistant • Jordan Dixon
Colorist • Jason Bahling
Score Produced and Recorded at • Butter Music and Sound
Musician (Clarinet) • Tom Abbott
Musician (French Horn) • Shelagh Abate
Audio Post House • Mr. Bronx Audio
Re-recording Mixer • David L. Wolfe
Dialogue Editor • Geoff Strasser
Audio Post Producer • Molly Burke
the producers wish to Thank
Damen Evolve Media
Diane & Luis Fregonese for the use of "Pa-mobile"
Claire Monique Scanlon
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