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Recovery

Mallory EVERTON, Stephen MEEK

  • USA
  • 2021
  • Korean Premiere
  • 80min
  • 12 +
  • color

SYNOPSIS

Two directionless sisters brave a cross-country road trip to rescue their grandmother from a COVID-19 outbreak at her nursing home.​

 

PROGRAM NOTE

In February 2020, Jamie and Blake are sisters who had all the fun at a raucous party. A month later, however, they enter a completely different world. Food stockpiles are running out, and the TV announces that 500 people have died from the plague. The sisters put on gloves and masks, and spray disinfectant all over their bodies whenever coming in and out of their place. Of course, there are happy people still in this world. She is Erin, their eldest sister who goes on a cruise trip saying she got a cheap ticket and doesn't care about her safety or wearing a mask. This sharp contrast between before and after the pandemic, and between Jamie/Blake and Erin, seems to be a subtle satire of the United States, which was at the end of the Trump administration. But basically, the film is warm (sometimes sarcastic), sweet and hopeful. Although most of the film episodes consist of conversations and phone calls between the two sisters happening in a small car, what makes this film non-monotonous is the two actors’ outstanding comedic performance. Mallory Everton and Whitney Cole, the two actors are the key actors in the sketch comedy series Studio C, which have been running for over a decade. They wrote the screenplay together, and Mallory Everton, who plays Jamie, directed it. The intention of these amusing friends, who wanted to make audience feel like they were hanging out with friends while watching this film (even if they were alone), seems to be quite successful. [HWANG Miyojo] 

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Director

  • Mallory EVERTON
    Mallory Everton is one of the original writer-actors on the sketch comedy show Studio C. She also performed on NBC’s Bring the Funny.
  • Stephen MEEK

    Stephen Meek started his film career as a writer, director, and performer of BYU’s sketch comedy group Divine Comedy. He has directed, produced, and starred in many JK! web series.

Credit

  • ProducerBabetta KELLY, Scott CHRISTOPHERSON, Abi Nielson HUNSAKER
  • Cast Whitney CALL, Mallory EVERTON, Stephen MEEK, Anne Sward HANSEN, Julia JOLLEY
  • Screenwriter Whitney CALL, Mallory EVERTON
  • Cinematographer Brenna EMPEY
  • Music Eric ROBERSTON
  • Sound Brenden BYTHEWAY
  • Production Design Whitney CALL