A magical short comedy that debunks the romanticism behind all-consuming love.
After a string of failed relationships, successful career woman, Kate, gets the chance to rekindle romance with the love of her life -- her high school boyfriend by means of a magical Groupon. But when she shows up to their date, he's still 16 and Kate is forced to see the relationship for what it really was.
Kelly Vrooman is the star of "The Chica Show' on Sprout and NBC Kids. Over the past year, her online sketch comedy with Equals Three Studios and her own Facebook page have garnered over 100 million views.
Kelly was a Kennedy Center Irene Ryan Scholarship nominee for acting and got her start as an original cast member of the first national live show for preschoolers, "The Sunny Side Up Show", for which she won the Kids Screen Award for Best Host.
Kelly wrote nine episodes of The Chica Show and spent three years as a joke writer and host for 24-7 Comedy Radio. Her short stories have been featured in The Huffington Post as well as Grown Up Story Time, and Kelly was the spotlight on WomensHealth.gov as part of Take Back The Night, a national organization that raises awareness of sexual assault.
As a successful sketch and improv comedian, Kelly performs regularly in Los Angeles with sketch group, Tiny Muscles, and her award-winning improv duo Laurelly, with Lauren Pritchard (MADtv). Laurelly currently holds the record for most wins at the legendary weekly improv competition at iOWest in Hollywood with 69 straight weeks,
About the Writer/actor
1. This story is fun and absurd while carrying an important social message about health in adolescent relationships.
2. All of our production department heads were female.
3. Actress Kelly Vrooman is an incredible comedic talent who holds the record for most wins at the famous Improv Olympic’s weekly cage match— She won 69 straight weeks.
4. The film was produced by AFI grad student Jane Hollon, recipient of the prestigious Jeffrey Katzenberg producing fellowship.
About the Director
ABOUT THE DIRECTOR
Erin Brown Thomas is a director/producer/editor, whose work in FILM and TELEVISION has taken her across the United States and around the globe. She has worked in one or several capacities on projects with Selena Gomez, Eminem, Topher Grace, Sarah Silverman, Zach Galifianakis, The Olsen Twins, Casey Wilson, Tony Hale, Andy Richter, Reggie Watts, & SNL’s Kyle Mooney and Beck Bennett. Her COMMERCIAL clients have included the United States Marine Corp, the J. Walter Thompson ad agency, Interscope Records, Universal Music Group, Radio Disney, Belvedere Vodka, Apartment Therapy, and Nestle.
Additionally, Tokyo Project, a film she edited this spring for Executive Producer Lena Dunham (Girls), and Emmy winning director Richard Shepard, will premiere at Tribeca Film Festival 2017. The Film stars Elizabeth Moss (Mad Men.)
Over the last few years, Erin directed several films, some of which are currently on the festival circuit, including: Hotwire, an action short film starring Teri Reeves (Chicago Fire); Chasing Hayes, a small town love story starring Kent Boyd (So You Think You Can Dance); Семья, a narrative short entirely in Russian, Wildman Athletica, showcasing the aerial silks talents of Christa B. Allen (Revenge) and Troian Bellisario (Pretty Little Liars), and the visually haunting, “Once Upon A Dream.”
Erin’s work in music videos has won awards in several international festivals and has been featured on MTVu and vh1.com, shooting indie artists to the front of public attention. “Courage Is” was picked up by ABC Family for broadcast nationwide.