Cast and Crew
Directed by Ryan J Francis
Written by Kevin J Foxe and Ryan J Francis
Story Concept by Gina Field
Produced by Gina Field, Kevin J Foxe, Ryan J Francis
Executive Produced by Brandon Edwards
Cinematography by Dustin Supencheck
Production Design by Patrick Phelps
Wardrobe Design by Esther Han
Sound Design by T.J. Jacques
Sean King.....Drew Seeley
Anthony Campana.....Jonathan Bennett
Angela Weiss.....Amy Paffrath
Ryan King.....Zack Lively
Gina Giordano.....Gina Field
Sharise Olechinsky.....Hayley Marie Norman
Rebecca Turgeon.....Sarah Karges
Kristen McCalister.....Rebecca Zamolo
Vivienne Bennett.....Sara Finley
Beth Larson.....Jennifer Fredericks
Roderick the Waiter.....Josh Skinner
Young Sean King.....Blake Ayoub
Young Gina Giordano.....Emma Lockhart
Shawn Giordano.....Joshua Feldman
Delphine the waitress....Katie Seeley
Pharmacy Clerk.....Brooke Theiss
Pocket the Barista.....Brian Cohen
Jared the Barkeep.....Jared Safier
the Wild Reeds
Kiss Me Scarlett
Ana Free and Rodrigo Crespo
and Sam Cooke
First Assistant Director.....Will Lambe
Second Assistant Director....Aida Lembo
Key Grip....Ty Eddingston
DIT/Assistant Camera...Ben Hanks
B Camera Operator....Phil Jackson
Camera Assistants....Vaughn potter Drew Parrotte
Sound Recordist.....Yancey Pon
Script Supervisor....Noelani Mei Lee
Hair Stylist....Matilde Campos
Props/Art Department....Nick Borsellino
Production Assistants....Auden Foxe Chris Collins Leah Zeffren
Wardrobe Assistants....Rachel Nakawatase Rocio Villarreal
Additional Camera Assistants....Andrew Matecki Laura Difiglio Jacob Perry
Additional Grips....Kelsey Talton
Additional Sound Recording....Chris Polidinak
Editing Assistants...Emily Hagins Darren Tovar
Sound Effects Editors....Joshua Drissen Isaiah Gunn Xavier Hernandez
Re-Recording Mixer....T.J. Jacques
Additional Re-Recording Mixer....Aaron Bartscht
Additional Hair Stylist....Steve Martinez
Additional Production Assistant...Jason Ridgeway
Catering....24 hour Catering, Kim Dipadova
Set Photographer/Music Supervisor....Zoë foxe
Bar Patrons....Mitchel Baldwin Sela Emani Ari Sakoff Maxwell Orloff Shmuel Rosenthal William Connor Fulton Jacob Zeffren Binyomia Kresberg
Chez Francois Patrons....Shani Bloome Princeton Bloome
Coffee Shop Patrons...Tesa Donnan Meital Levy Jessica Bunge Dela Emami
Jewelry and Accessories Provided by
Tiffany Kuzon Ellen Drantch Billet
Karen Forman Tony Martinez
Regan Frisbe Evan Silverberg
Reagan Wallace Mark Teitelbaum
Sarah Shyn Abbey Mcdonald
Michael Zanuck Danielle Gruberger
Fiana Feldman Stacey Ayub
Quality Restaurant Ben Tahvildari
Jared Safier Safier Entertainment
HQ Avalon Studios Chad Schollmeyer
Sariti Wachtel Sarah Brock
Real Food Co. Stephanie Hong, Raynaud E. Moore
Tanino's, Tanino Drago
Beverly Pharmacy, Lana
Orlando Hotel , Marcella Miglietti
Amoeba Music Ilene Barg
Chuck and Linda francis
Chris Walters, Illuminated Path Productions
Sarah, Shlomo, David Edwards
Pro HD Rentals, Natassa Meyers
Commline Rudy Cabral
Abkco Music and Records Alisa Coleman
Iceberg Records Manfred Zahringer
Supple, Merrill and Driscoll, Phillip Kohn
Eric Feig, Entertainment and Media Law
the Roosevelt Hotel
Zico Coconut Water
el Momo's Tacos Billy
“THERE’LL BE NO SECOND TIME” Written by Clif White
Performed by Sam Cooke Published by ABKCO Music, Inc. Courtesy of ABKCO Music and Records, Inc.
"I'm Not Hiding" and "Give Away your love"
Performed by Kiss Me Scarlett
Courtesy of Iceberg records A/S
Performed by Ana Free
Produced by Rodrigo Crespo
Written by Ana Free and Rodrigo Crespo
performed by Nick Wilke
"The Hardest Part"
performed by Al Hoffman
Written and performed by Phoebe Bridgers
"Blind and Brave", "Lock and Key"
"Recognize", "Where I'm Going"
"the Morn Will Come", "Foreigner"
"Let No Grief"
Written and performed by the Wild Reeds
A film that captures the heartfelt hilarity of that special moment in your life, the one where you lost your virginity, and what would or could happen if you decided to do it over again. A cast and crew that have brought some of the biggest hits in comedy, horror, drama and musical theater to you, come together to create a unique new comedy styling perfectly suited for an audience yearning for personal stories and connecting around a topic that is sure to go social.
Reconnecting with a life he left behind, Sean King (Drew Seeley, Another Cinderella Story alongside Selena Gomez and Jane Lynch, and High School Musical), now a successful East Coast tech entrepreneur, takes a long-needed trip home to find nothing much has changed with his friends and family back in Los Angeles. But, being in his old stomping grounds again shows Sean, Anthony (Jonathan Bennett, Mean Girls, Hit the Floor, Mining for Ruby – with Billy Zane and Mischa Barton), Angela (Amy Paffrath, The Purge: Anarchy, The Thinning, 2 Broke Girls), Ryan (Zack Lively, Greek, Passions) and Gina (Gina Field, Crooked Arrows – with Brandon Routh) that they might be missing out on something special in their lives. (Also starring; Hayley Marie Norman, known for her roles in Beyond the Lights opposite Gugu Mbatha-Raw and Minnie Driver, and Top Five, opposite Chris Rock and Rosario Dawson.)
When the joke of hooking up with the person they lost their virginity to, a re-booty call, is taken seriously, Sean and his crew find themselves on the brink of hopefully fixing their disconnected, dysfunctional lives by going back in time to their ‘first times’. As they journey down both a calamitous and embarrassing path of retrospection, each finds, in their own way, that while they thought they were done with the past, the past isn’t quite done with them…asking the vital yet vexing question: Is the life you left behind better than the one in front of you?
the STORY about THE STORY
When Gina Field needed a new hairstyle, little did she know it would truly change her life. Growing up in Los Angeles, and working hard to become an actor, Gina was feeling the all too real difficulties of being a woman in the business. After studying at UCLA and prestigious classes and workshops, she was not getting the parts she wanted. Now, with three kids finally in school, she was ready to get back to acting, and found things harder than ever. Women in film have it tough, but the current dialogue and attention to this issue inspired Gina to see if there was a different way to go about it.
While going through the process of getting a new look for the dreaded upcoming audition season, she listened to her hair stylist tell a story about hooking up with the person they lost their virginity to. This brought back her own memories of her ‘virginity story’. While she may have left with a new look that day, she realized she also had a new look at her own life. She knew this would be a great idea for a film. A film that would bring out the memories of others ‘virginity stories’ and create a new way to look at virginity for those who haven’t ‘losst’ theirs, and more importantly a film that she would produce to create the opportunities that kept eluding her. She would make her career happen and not let the business or those in charge tell her which parts were right for her.
Hollywood is struggling with its own gender inequality and diversity issues, and now seemed like as good a time as any to disrupt the business.
She took the idea to another actor she grew up with in their Hollywood neighborhood, who was also frustrated with auditions and the struggle to find good roles and projects. He told her he would direct this film. And, would also bring on a producer/writer he knew who had a string of indie hits under his belt.
Within weeks, they had a script that was attracting lots of attention.
They set up a table read, and Gina reached out to her circle of acting friends. Amy Paffrath was perfect for the role of Angela Weiss, and agreed to do the reading. When the day of the reading came, she brought along her husband, Drew Seeley, to fill in for any parts that might not be covered. The script was about 30 somethings in LA, and everyone in the room was seemingly perfect for the film. Drew became the main lead, and he couldn't have been more perfect for the role. Sarah Karges brought her unique take to Rebecca Turgeon, and was cast on the spot. Also there that day, was Rebecca Zamolo, who had been leveraging Youtube to jumpstart her career, and now has her own channel. Rebecca was Krista in so many ways, and was cast as the fast talking, world roaming character. Sara Finley was also there, for that first read-through, and she nailed the character Vivienne, adding more than what was on the page. Jennifer Frederick came to read for any characters not there, and was the personification of Beth Larson, the now grown up flash from the past, and would be on set three months later for the part. We did not have all our actors yet, but as word of the hilarious script got out, we were being pointed in the right direction.
Things were moving quicker than Gina imagined and a movie was taking shape. Gina was going to play a minor role in the film, but when Kevin wrote the script he suspiciously named one of the leads, Gina…and it was obvious she had to play that part. A lot of the characters back story was actually based on Gina’s real life, so it was natural to step right into the role.
Now, that they had their Sean, an irresponsible younger brother was needed…Zack Lively not only looked like Drew Seeley’s younger brother, but also brought the required goofiness and aloofness to make the character the perfect punchline to Drew’s straight man.
To round out the group, they approached Jonathan Bennett, yes the heartthrob from Mean Girls, and whose audience, now grown up and ready for a ‘Do Over’, still remembered every October 3rd.
Finding our Sharise, was a bit more difficult. Every actress we contacted, was perfect, but was also either out of town on another bigger shoot or didn’t bring the comedy needed to counter the Anthony character. Then we had the good fortune through Drew Seeley, to meet Hayley Marie Norman, who was ‘fired up’ for our film. She was the perfect ‘do over’ for Anthony…or was she?
With our cast now in place it was time to get the camera, or should we say cameras rolling.
The plan was to shoot with 2 Canon D’s, having multiple cameras rolling to capture the humor that might happen in the moment, the spontaneity of improve. If these amazing actors started to go off book, as they were all improv trained and funny, we would film all of it.
The concept was to make this a hybrid sit-com. Rom com meets mumblecore, a little of ‘Friends’ and ‘Drinking Buddies’. As if a Duplass directed How I Met Your Mother. Something you could see continuing after the movie ended. Hanging out with our group of crazy characters for another season or two. Scrapping Canons, Director of Photography, Dustin Supencheck, decided to go with the Blackmagic camera instead. Which added a better look to match the concept behind it.
As 90% of the film was shot in a 10 block radius in Hollywood (the office scenes were shot in a stage below downtown a little outside our 10 block rule!), and we could probably walk from location to location (if people walked in LA!). The camera and grip crew absolutely captured the feel of locals living in LA, who were not in the ‘business’, which was also another part of the story we wanted to tell. The idea that regular people live in LA and don't talk about acting or films or entertainment all day. The was the real LA. The city within the city. Shooting in real apartments of people we knew, or Gina’s house, or restaurants we frequented, and even at the food trucks and LACMA, this became a slice of regular LA life, often not portrayed.
Knowing they did not have a lot of money, the script was specifically written to be filmed in few locations, and all readily available and close by. The story of an LA that was not glamorous, and one that felt like a small town, the LA people who grew up here knew well. A neighborhood movie, that just happened to be in Hollywood. The film captures an LA that could be any small town, any bar, or any group of friends, with a backdrop of a life larger than our characters.
The script was also written in a way that kept the focus on the characters and the situations that they find themselves in, relatable situations that everyone can connect with. It uses elements from the sitcom format in ways that make the film feel familiar and close, while keeping the budget possible, yet the arc of the story was more similar to a romantic comedy. A perfect storm of laughs, a hybrid that keeps your binge watching to a limited amount of time, yet leaving you wanting to spend more time with these characters who become people you know.
You can easily imagine the next chapters from this gang of friends adventures (what else should they ‘do over’?) and they all set the stage for many laughs still to come.