Children's Books

A popular children's book author is trying to separate herself from her overreaching illustrator, until she discovers a dark secret of his that his been hiding in plain sight.

  • Nino Mancuso
    I know Jake Gyllenhaal is Going to Fuck My Girlfriend, A Play, Wasted Seed, Dropping the Soap
  • Nino Mancuso
  • Nino Mancuso
  • Steven LT Smith
  • Robert Peters
  • Guerrin Gardner
    Key Cast
    "Gina Ammerman"
    Quantum Leap, Chowchilla, Love and Baseball
  • Chris Candy
    Key Cast
    "Axel "
    Six Feet Apart, Bro Sack, Hill Hikers
  • Robert Peters
    Key Cast
    IN the Line of Fire, Oceans 11, Big Life, , Lincoln,
  • Alexandra Goodman
    Key Cast
    Red Bird, The Square Root, Diani and Devine Meet the Apocolypse
  • Ursula Christian
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
  • Genres:
    Dark Comedy
  • Runtime:
    17 minutes 14 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    August 15, 2023
  • Production Budget:
    8,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
  • Shooting Format:
    RED digital
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Director Biography - Nino Mancuso

Nino Mancuso is a writer and director who has created numerous award-winning short film projects, including "I Know Jake Gyllenhaal is Going to Fuck My Girlfriend", "A Play", "Wasted Seed", among others. He produced the Emmy-award-winning web series "Dropping the Soap" with Jane Lynch, as well as the independent feature "Grey Elephant" starring Jill Flint, Eoin Macken, and Mac Brandt. He has experience creating in Unreal Engine both for animation as well as Virtual Production.

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Director Statement

Dark comedy allows us to approach difficult situations as viewers, but it's also the most delicate balancing act a director has to manage. Humor without bring trite; sincerity without melodrama.