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SYNOPSIS

When sharing her tips for a happy marriage, a young wife must come to realize that marriages are never perfect, or else she stands the risk of losing it all.

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Happily Married After is a short film satirical take on the perfections and imperfections that make marriage beautiful. We all too often hold our partners to a high standard, placing them on a pedestal, expecting them to do no wrong. Unfortunately, as being humans, we have tendencies to make mistakes and mess up - but how we react to those instances can either make a relationship stronger, or pull it apart.

 

My vision was to see this perspective of a relationship through the eyes of a Black couple, mainly because Black relationships still feel like they need to be normalized. There are too many stereotypes for reasons why Black relationships do not work out - so as a Black filmmaker, my goal is to continue to show these images to help theatrically normalize what exists in the real world.

 

I am choosing to portray this as a comedy because we too often get caught in the drama of what we believe a relationship should be. However, whenever we look back in hindsight, we start to realize how trivial some of the quirks turn out to be.

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FILM INFORMATION

2019. STORY, DIRECTED & PRODUCED BY: ALISON GUESSOU

SCREENPLAY BY: ALISON GUESSOU & ELYSE MORETTI FORBES

PRODUCED BY: JUSTIN CHRISTOPHER AYD

ASSOCIATE PRODUCER: MARIE-THÉRÈSE GUESSOU

SHORT FILM. POST-PRODUCTION

CAST:

  • JACELYN P. JOHNSON - LACI SPARK

  • TOUSSAINT MORRISON - KIRK SPARK

 

CREW:

  • DAVID J. BUCHANAN - CINEMATOGRAPHY

  • BRIAN FEW JR. - 2ND CAMERA/PHOTOGRAPHY

  • JACLYN NOTT - SCRIPT SUPERVISOR

  • MADISON LUTZ - G & E

  • ELAINA LEE - SOUND

  • AMBER STEIMER - PRODUCTION COORDINATOR

  • BRIAN KIBAGENDI - PRODUCTION ASSISTANT
  • PAT DENINGER - BTS PHOTOGRAPHY

  • JULIE KOEHNEN - EDITOR

  • PATRICK MEEHAN - COLOR EDITOR

  • MIKE HALLENBECK - SOUND EDITOR/RE-RECORDING MIXER

 

CASTING DIRECTOR:

  • TONI TRUSSONI

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