Buddy Boy Films, LLC, just completed principal photography for their first short film, Mend.
Written by Atlanta-based actor, Mike Pniewski, the short film brings together an inclusive array of actors, producers and crew committed to setting an example of creating independent stories for the film industry in Georgia. Mend was executive produced by Joanna Olsen and was directed by Shannon Eubanks, with producing team Jaye Pniewski (BlueJaye Films) and Hannah Pniewski.
The story is about Marv Waters, a middle-aged business owner who recently lost his beloved wife, Lizzie, to cancer. He has cocooned himself from the world around him as he deals with the pain and loneliness of being a widower. Lost in the sadness and his memories, he is now shaken by the news that his only daughter, Deena, is moving away for work. Still lacking motivation, Marv forced himself out the door and into his old life. It isn't until he opens his eyes to what's right across the street and finds the purpose he so desperately craves. Mend is a story that reflects the importance of community during life’s darkest moments.
Mend operated under the SAG/ AFTRA SPA (Special Project Agreement) and features an unbelievable cast of seasoned Georgia actors (Ric Reitz, Susan Shalhoub-Larkin, Njema Williams, Brandon Gilpin, Kwajalyn Brown, Omer Mughal, Kurt Hue, James Donadio, Tess Malis Kincaid, Ava Metallo, Hannah Pniewski and Mike Pniewski). A very committed and hardworking crew shot for four days in the suburbs of Atlanta to create this poignant short film. Mend is currently being submitted to several film festivals and is seeking distribution.