Wednesday, May 7, 2014


Shooting Films, a New York based independent film production company comprised of Producers Laura DuBois, John Snyder, and Director, Writer, Producer, Jack Bryan, have completed their latest feature film, The Living. Production of The Living took place in Northeastern Pennsylvania in April 2013. The Living was one of the first feature films to be shot on the Blackmagic Cinema Camera. The Tribeca Film Institute selected the film to screen during the Tribeca Film Festival on April 19, 2014. An after party at Catch Rooftop presented by Blackmagic Design with music by DJ Cash and cocktails by Svedka Vodka followed the private screening. In attendance were Jack Bryan, Laura DuBois, John Snyder, Kenny Wormald, Isabelle McNally, Danielley Silva, Emely Fardo, Aleksandra Dubrovskaya, Chris Wilson, Sloane Crosley, Guy Cimbaldo, Stevie Steel, Edward Barsamian, Will Rabbe, CiCi Ramirez, Phoebe Eaton, Alexandra Michler, Jenna Elizabeth, Sam Levinson, and Andy Frankenberger. The film is being submitted to festivals and ready for distribution.

The Cast
The cast includes Fran Kranz star of Cabin in the Woods (2012), Joss Whedon’s Much Ado
About Nothing (2013), and “Dollhouse”, Jocelin Donahue of Terrence Malick’s anticipated film Knight of Cups (2013) and House of the Devil (2009), Kenny Wormald star of Footloose (2011) and
Kid Cannabis (2014), Chris Mulkey of “Boardwalk Empire”, “Friday Night Lights” and Captain Phillips (2013), and Joelle Carter of the hit TV show “Justified” and High Fidelity (2000).

Film Plot Synopsis
After an alcohol induced blacked-out night of drinking, Teddy (Fran Kranz) discovers he has severely beaten his wife, Molly (Jocelin Donahue). As he attempts to redeem himself to her she must decide whether or not she will take him back as her mother, Angela (Joelle Carter), continuously expresses her disapproval, all the while her brother, Gordon (Kenny Wormald), falls in way over his head as he tries to hire an ex-con, Howard (Chris Mulkey), to kill Teddy.

Director’s Statement
"I wanted to make a film that tackled real characters and relationships. As those relationships developed I would slowly introduce elements of suspense and terror, building to a climax that was exciting and shocking. I sought out to make a thriller that was beautiful, exciting, and incredibly effecting,” said Writer, Director, and Producer Jack Bryan.

About Shooting Films (
Shooting Films is dedicated to making exciting and engaging films with an independent spirit. Started in early 2012 by Jack Bryan, Laura DuBois, and John Snyder the team combines their talents to form a company that navigates the current industry landscape with a calmly audacious perspective.

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