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5 Jars

After her best friend dies in a freak accident, Joni wakes up to discover that she's turned into a puppet. Now she must figure out how to be a person again.

  • Brittany Bookbinder
  • Brittany Bookbinder
  • Brittany Bookbinder
  • Kyle Mantegna
  • Brittany Bookbinder
    Key Cast
  • Yazmin Ramos
    Key Cast
  • Roneesh Vashisht
    Key Cast
  • Laurel Krabacher
    Key Cast
  • Kathy D'Onofrio
    Key Cast
    "Nurse Andrea"
  • Tony Orlando
    Key Cast
    "Madame LaCroix"
  • Maggie Winters
    Key Cast
  • Rich Johannsen
    Director of Photography
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  • Genres:
    comedy, indie, puppets
  • Runtime:
    12 minutes 59 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    April 26, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    600 USD
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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Director Biography - Brittany Bookbinder

Brittany Bookbinder is a writer, director, actor, and improviser based in Chicago. Her video shorts have been featured on the iO Comedy Network. She has created, produced, and performed in 2 one-woman shows. 5 Jars is Brittany Bookbinder's directorial debut and first foray into longer form filmmaking.

Brittany studied theatre at Northwestern University and the School at Steppenwolf. She trained in improv and comedy writing at the Second City Conservatory and iO Chicago.

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Director Statement

5 Jars is a comedy dedicated to a dear friend who passed away unexpectedly in 2016.