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Trouble Brews @ the AA Meeting

A quirky group of people in recovery is challenged by a sudden eviction notice from a penny pitching landlord. Follow along with a (moc) documentary crew as this anonymous gang must put aside their own peculiar defects of characters and quickly find a new meeting place, and also escape from the match of an arsonist! And this is not a normal AA group in any sense of the word.

  • Tom Giannini
    Director
  • Tom Giannini
    Writer
  • Tom Giannini
    Producer
  • Rod Lopez
    Producer
    Assistant Producer
  • Lauren Henry
    Key Cast
    "Debbie Rhodewell"
  • Wesley Johnson
    Key Cast
    "Buzz Kornstarch"
  • Sean Weisbord
    Key Cast
    "Dr. Sigmund "Chip" Pringles"
  • Lisa Murroney
    Key Cast
    "Magda Erhilchman"
  • Sam Kobren
    Key Cast
    "Pizza Guy, Interviewer"
  • Sam Kobren
    Production
    Script Supervisor, Production Assistant
  • Sarah Gorman
    Production
    Make-up
  • Damonn Hull
    Production
    Sound Recordist
  • Aaron C. Smith
    Production
    Camera Operator
  • Mya Montgomery
    Production
    Sound Recordist
  • Project Type:
    Short
  • Runtime:
    17 minutes 59 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    October 18, 2017
  • Production Budget:
    7,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    21:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    Yes
  • Student Project:
    No
Director Biography - Tom Giannini

Tom portrays Lee Kim Bouffant, III. This Baltimore native became involved in drama in high school landing the lead role in Moliere's The Imaginary Invalid, and played in God's Favorite and other performances. At the University of Georgia, Tom spun records at WUOG, 90.5 FM. After college, Tom became active in community theater (A Few Good Men, Creative Loafing Play of the Year), TV commercials and industrial training films including Delta Airlines, Hardee's, Visa, AAA Michigan, Blimpies. Tom studied acting at several locations including the Alliance Theater in Atlanta. Moving back to Baltimore in the 90's, Tom earned his law degree at the University of Baltimore School of Law, and is a member of the Maryland Bar. Tom continues to work as an actor and is (2017) currently finishing his first novel. Trouble Brews @ the AA Meeting is his first film he wrote, directed and produced. Tom created and owns a free music hosting site, Ampslam LLC. The University of Baltimore Magazine featured Tom in a recent article. http://www.ubalt.edu/ubmag/issue135/alumni/rock-around.cfm#.WilxA7Splfg

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Director Statement

Am I embarrassed that I've attended hundreds of AA meetings? No. I'm sure the Maryland Bar Association is happy that I attend. Why not have fun, and make light of our own lives. But, is this film REALLY about an AA meeting? Watch and see.