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ALL GOOD (2016)

Leila (Diana Gitelman) is white-knuckling it tonight. After spending the evening at a wedding reception fulfilling her duties as the Maid of Honor, she has returned to her hotel suite to hide away from temptation and maintain her near 6 months of sobriety. Fun-loving Josh (Avi Rothman) arrives at her door and provides a welcome distraction. A one-night-stand ensues and takes an unexpected turn bringing Leila’s reality into sharp focus.

  • Jessica Petelle
  • Victory Palmisano
  • Victory Palmisano
    The Oates' Valor, I Have No Hold On You
  • Diana Gitelman
    Key Cast
    I'm Dying Up Here, Casual, We Are Fathers
  • Avi Rothman
    Key Cast
    The Inappropriate Yoga Guy, Bunion
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  • Runtime:
    10 minutes 20 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    April 15, 2017
  • Production Budget:
    10,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    Canada, United States
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  • Palm Springs International ShortFest
    Palm Springs
    United States
    June 23, 2017
    World Premiere
    Official Selection
  • Carmel International Film Festival
    Carmel, California
    United States
    October 26, 2017
    Official Selection
  • Coronado Island Film Festival
    Coronado Island, California
    United States
    November 10, 2017
    Official Selection
  • Pittsburgh Shorts Fest
    Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
    United States
    October 27, 2017
    Official Selection
  • Idyllwild International Festival of Cinema
    Idyllwild, California
    United States
    March 6, 2018
    Official Selection
  • California Women's Film Festival
    Los Angeles, CA
    United States
    January 13, 2018
    Official Selection
  • Women in Film LA Shorts Night
    Los Angeles
    United States
    Official Selection
  • Philadelphia The Women's Film Festival
    United States
    Official Selection
  • Iron Mule Comedy Short Film Festival
    New York City
    United States
    Official Selection
Director Biography - Jessica Petelle

Jessica Petelle has over fifteen years of experience as a producer of award-winning independent film, television, music video, interactive and digital content for advertising and entertainment.
As a digital content producer, she has worked with Merman to produce the award-winning interactive digital film OUTAGE for IBM. Other clients include work for Volkswagen, Comedy Central, GaiamTV.com, Fox, SyFy, BlackBoxTV among others.
Over the past several years, she has felt the embrace of the vibrant filmmaking community in Canada, dedicating time and talent toward international co-production. She has served as a production consultant on FOX’s WAYWARD PINES, and SYFY/SPACE Channel series BITTEN, as a Co- Producer for two seasons of THE SHANNARA CHRONICLES for Viacom, and as a Co-Executive Producer for Netflix Original Series, V- WARS.
Jessica marked her directorial debut with the award-winning short film ALL GOOD and premiered at Palm Springs Intl’ Short Fest. Her second short film ELLIE & SAM premiered at the Vancouver Women in Film Festival the following year. As an Executive Producer and Director of AGE OF DYSPHORIA, starring Laura Vandervoort and Gordon Pinsent, Jessica has brought her unique skill set of working in action drama television to the short film medium. AGE OF DYSPHORIA is currently on the festival circuit.

Up next, Jessica will be working with Landmark Studio Group as an EP and 2nd-unit Director on a trilogy of action films and as an EP and Director on SAFEHAVEN, a new series for Crackle.

A graduate of Indiana University with degrees in Theatre and Telecommunications, Jessica represents alumni in the music and entertainment industry on the board of the Indiana University Alumni Association LA. She recently completed the Women in the Directors Chair Career Advancement Module in Toronto and is a member of the Directors Guild of Canada, Producers Guild of America serving on the International Committee, the Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television, Alliance of Women Directors, and Women in Film and Television (LA and Toronto).

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Director Statement

For the past 15 years, I have produced film, television, music videos, digital content, theatre and really anything that would give me the maximum opportunity to engage with talented creators from all walks of life. I love being a producer because I love telling stories, and watching storytellers thrive. Fortunately, as I continued on my journey I began to work with other woman who inspired me to believe that I was a storyteller, too, and that I needed to clear a path to tell stories that matter to me. And then the election happened… I felt vulnerable. The feeling was so encompassing that after the empowered months before the election working with my producer and first-time writer, Victory Palmisano, I didn’t know that I could find my voice. As we sat at a diner in Hollywood, I was reluctantly ready to throw in the towel, until we started getting real with each other and the ideas started flowing. After a diner-worthy meal, and lots of pie we came out of that meeting with an outline, that was turned into a script, that we shot three weeks later. We made the choice to fight and be fearless.

ALL GOOD is a personal film for me. It is a story about the choices we make in our lives that sometimes seem insignificant, but later we can look back at them and realize that it was a moment in time that our perspective shifted and maybe even determined a different course in life. When telling the story of Leila, a woman in her mid-30’s, trying to get sober and figure out what is next in her life, it was my goal to explore many of the complexities of modern life, love and sex through the prism of a woman who is relatable. Whether or not the viewer could relate to the exact circumstances, my goal was as much a reminder to myself as to anyone that - only I have the power to choose what is right for ME. And sometimes that may mean making a choice that is difficult in the moment, but allows for growth along the way.

What I’ve learned in my first directing experience is that putting a film into action takes strong leaders, and the ability to stay out of the outcome and stay in the truth of the story. I am excited to continue forward and be fearless like so many of the woman I admire who are standing up and sharing their truth. I am excited to take my place amongst the wild flowers and make myself proud first and always.