Moving from Disengaged the TV Series to Disengaged the feature, Hannah Pearl Utt received a helping hand (and so did producer Mallory Schwartz) for Stupid Happy via the Sundance Institute. From directing, writing and creative producing labs, to the Sundance Catalyst Women. An August production took place for the project so if it breaks into the fest it’ll be because of a quick turnaround. Alec Baldwin, Judith Light, Mandy Patinkin and Mike Colter star in the NYC based comedy.
Gist: Co-written by Jen Tullock and Hannah Pearl Utt, after their playwright father’s death, sisters Rachel and Jackie discover that the mother they thought died when they were young is alive and starring on a soap opera.
Production Co./Producers: James Brown, Josh Hetzler, El Dorado Pictures’ Mallory Schwartz.
Prediction: NEXT section.
U.S. Distributor: Rights Available. TBD (domestic). TBD (international).