The first feature film of the duo of Whitney Carr and Mallory Everton, it is a victory that takes full advantage of basic necessities.
They co-wrote and co-starred. Stephen Mick, Whitney Carr’s husband, directs Everton.
These women are Jamie (Whitney), Black (Mallory) and best friends, as they have been best friends since real life.
These were the first months of the pandemic. They drove from New Mexico, to Washington State to save their grandmother from a COVID-19 nursing facility.
Their friendship blossomed when they met in Portland, Oregon. They met in the first grade, and they played musicals and drama together in high school.
Everton stated that they did attend the same university and were all part of the same sketch comedy group. “Then, we all got the same job on the same comedy program.
Whitney and I worked together for years after we left the show. Whitney also made a web series. We are very grateful that we were able to make it through this.
How can two unknown actors star in, write, and direct their films while premiering them at one of America’s top film festivals?
Call stated that “In the last few years, we ended up wearing many hats to create these web series. We realized that we would need our own production people after accumulating 20 years of experience in these projects. Our director. Our editor. Our wardrobe expert.
There is so much to learn. However, we have so many years of experience that when the pandemic occurs, we will be ready to do something.
Mick is also a co-director in this movie. Everton edited. Call said, “And me, being actors, costumes, and props.” Because we all knew that this movie would not be possible if we didn’t wear all the hats we could, we all did our best.
They confirmed their hilarious rescue story in the first week of July 2020. Independent films must be exposed to film festivals, and October is the deadline.
Everton recalls, “We almost didn’t have the time.” “We need to write in two weeks. We must shoot in two week and finish editing in the first 2 weeks of October.”
After SXSW had said “yes”, “stop-and-go” was a part of the film history.