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Best Comedy

Action on Film Festival
2017

1st Prize
Winner

Seminar and Screenplay Pitch
Session/Financing Your Film

Manhattan
Film Festival

Official Selection
2017


Action on Film
Festival

Official Selection
2017

Best Editing

Action on Film Festival
2017

Best Supporting
Actress

Nicole Sullivan
Action on Film Festival, 2017

Best New
Film Nominee

Action on Film Festival
2017

What if pain was merely a setup for the ultimate surprise party...
and binges were hidden clues?
Genie is a surprise party planner who hates surprises. Her partner Steven calls her out on every issue she owns. Danny would be perfect for her but she keeps him in the friend zone. Along comes Jeff. Everything she avoids—until now.
Meanwhile, Surprise Enterprise is hired by an anonymous Hollywood producer to throw a surprise wedding for his girlfriend. Genie must get her down the aisle without telling her she’s the bride. Jeff wants a commitment. Danny’s girlfriend is super annoying. Cookies and cereal summon Genie every night with a vengeance. In the end, Genie discovers that with life, with love, and crazy cravings, what’s real in life screams...
SURPRISE!
Fiona Gubelmann as
Genie
“The Emotional Eater”
Single, funny, relatable, pathetic, overly sensitive, sometimes bingeing, and loving. Through her relationships, she learns to win the battle of her past.
Television
Daytime Divas (2017)
One Day at a Time (2017)
Modern Family (2014)
Lifetime film Mommy's Little Girl (2016)
Film
Independent film 911 Nightmare (2016)
Hallmark film Tulips in Spring (2016)
Wilfred (2011)
Don’t Blink (2014)
Jonathan Bennett as
Danny
“THE BEST FRIEND”
All-American nice guy. Danny starts out very vanilla but as the story progresses, we get a deeper look at Danny and why we want Genie to end up with him.
Television
Awkward (2016)
Hit the Floor (2016)
Cake Wars (2015)
Dancing with the Stars (2014)
The Dukes of Hazzard (2007)
All My Children (2001-2002)
Film
Mean Girls (2004)
Van Wilder: Freshman Year (2009)
Lovewrecked (2005)
Sean Faris as
Jeff
“THE BINGEWORTHY BOYFRIEND”
Charisma on steroids. As we learn about his past, why he loves Genie and what draws her to him, we understand their attraction and triggers.
Television
An Uncommon Grace (2017)
Supernatural (2014)
Pretty Little Liars (2013-1015)
Film
Pearl Harbor (2001)
Pawn (2013)
Adulterers (2015)
Sleepover (2004)
Yours, Mine & Ours (2005)
Forever Strong (2008)
LaShawn Banks as
Steven
“THE NON-BEEPING BUSINESS PARTNER”
Funny and sarcastic with affection. He is the gay friend women wish for. He avoids his own issues since it’s far more entertaining to focus on Genie’s.
Film
The Exorcist (2016)
The King (2013)
Theater
One Small Hitch (2013)
The Dilemma (2011)
The Last Hurrah (2009)
Nicole Sullivan as
Ellen
“THE DONUT THERAPIST”
Genie’s therapist; unconventional, quirky, wise. Her insights and tools help Genie track her binges to find the feelings behind them.
Television
Mom (2017)
Bones (2015)
Grey’s Anatomy (2015)
Wendell and Vinnie (2013) on Nickelodeon
My Dad Says (2010)
Rita Rocks (2008)
Raines (2007)
Hot Properties (2005)
Talk to Me (2000)
King of Queens (1998)
Film
Eat with Me (2014)
Let it Shine (2012)
Meet the Robinsons (2007)
Guess Who (2005)
The Third Wheel (2002)
Heidi Johanningmeier as
Andrea
“THE OFFICE WEIRDO”
Or, is she just misunderstood? Maybe Gucci will introduce accessories for liver season!
Film
One Small Hitch (2013)
The Dilemma (2011)
The Last Hurrah (2009)
Robyn Coffin as
Lori
“THE MINTY NOSTRILS BFF”
Genie's best gal pal; tough, outrageous, and devoted to protecting her friend.
Television
Empire (2017)
Chicago Med (2016)
Chicago Fire (2012)
Chicago Code (2011)
Film
Every 21 Seconds (2018)
You Must Be Johnny (2015)