Los Angeles – March 2016
Remember that one person you swore would be your best friend forever?
Heather, an edgy documentary filmmaker in her twenties (Janet Montgomery), reluctantly agrees to film the wedding video for her former high school best friend Sarah Ann (Sara Paxton) when her father’s illness forces her to return to the small town she hated. In this delightful comedy-drama about family and secrets Heather is convinced that she and the seemingly carefree bride-to-be have nothing in common – except perhaps the high school teacher they both fell in love with (Tom Cullen).
About The Movie:
With its skillful mix of drama and comedy Happily Ever After shows both the joy and pain that can accompany a long friendship in this story about two young women who were once inseparable but grew apart as they made different choices in life.
Starring an intergenerational cast: Janet Montgomery (Salem, Dancing on the Edge), Sara Paxton (Aquamarine, The Innkeepers), Alex Kingston (TV’s E.R., Moll Flanders), Academy Award nominee Peter Firth (M.I.5, Risen) and Tom Cullen (TV’s Downton Abbey, Weekend).
Written and directed by Joan Carr-Wiggin (If I Were You, A Previous Engagement). Carr-Wiggin prides herself on writing roles for women that go far beyond the two dimensional wife and girlfriend roles that are all too often how female characters are presented in movies.Carr-Wiggin wanted to do a film about female friendship, the often-complicated relationship that is usually misrepresented in film as cruel rivalry or simple sentiment. As Carr-Wiggin says, “If female filmmakers don’t write good roles for women, who will?”
Produced by: David Gordian and Alan Latham
Story by: Joan Carr-Wiggin and Savitri Gordian
Screenplay & Directed by: Joan Carr-Wiggin
About Random Media:
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