Here’s a fun film I helped produce that’s premiering at the Sarasota Film Festival (the Cannes of Florida’s Gulf Coast you might say if you were me) next month.
In RICHARD’S WEDDING, writer, director and star Onur Tukel takes one of film’s most popular genres, the wedding movie, and gives it a much needed overhaul. Tuna (Tukel) and his best friend Alex (Jennifer Prediger) meet up to attend the wedding of their friend Richard (Lawrence Levine), stopping along the way to gather their motley band of friends and head to Central Park for the ceremony. But with storm clouds forming, the entire affair runs the risk of going off the rails. RICHARD’S WEDDING is a wonderfully shaggy, hilarious comedy that calls to mind the ensemble films of the 1970’s.
I’m a little obsessed with the song in the trailer, “Hey Dude” by The Mattoid.