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Fancy Meeting You Here

'Fancy Meeting You Here' an original work by Laura Walker, based on the life experiences of Rosemary Clooney. It's 1968, a tumultuous time for our country and ourselves. Still reeling from Bobby Kennedy’s assassination and a career suddenly halted by a nervous breakdown, we follow Rosemary Clooney before she enters Cedars Sinai Hospital. The time has come to face her own truths.

  • James Carey
  • Laura Walker
    2 Broke Bees, Fancy Meeting You Here (stage), 3 Day Walkers
  • Laura Walker
    2 Broke Bees, Fancy Meeting You Here (stage), 3 Day Walkers
  • Laura Walker
    Key Cast
    "Rosemary Clooney"
    Why?, Gym Rat, Younger, Helpless, Devils in Disguise
  • Ellen Burr
    Key Cast
    Nana, Three Days to Live, Welcome to the Men's Group
  • Michael Collins
    Key Cast
    "Time News Reporter"
    Blood Pageant, Muzo, Bookends, Wicked City, L.A. Girls
  • Dennis Hattem
    Key Cast
    "Stage Manager"
    Girlboss, Jerry, Relax
  • Jane Edwina Seymour
    Key Cast
    "Frances Clooney"
    Phantom Valley, Fortune Defies Death, Hand of God, The Source
  • Mikhey Kyiv
    Key Cast
    "Miguel Ferrer"
    Walk the Prank
  • Efraim Kyiv
    Key Cast
    "Miguel's friend"
    The Weather Channel
  • Mike Quirk
    Key Cast
    "Radio Announcer V/O"
    Toby Goes to Camp, Solve, Hotel Du Loone
  • Hart Boykin
    Key Cast
    "Harold's Casino Announcer V/O"
    Warped, Castle, House
  • Adam Jay Ung
  • Patrick Doran
  • Eileen Rogers
    Production Assistant
  • Jorge Alarcon-Swaby
    Camera Operator
  • Evan Stulc
    Assistant Camera
  • Dustin Le Boeuf
  • George Tataje
    Sound Mixer
  • Project Type:
  • Genres:
    Drama, Biography
  • Runtime:
    8 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    March 19, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    4,500 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
  • Shooting Format:
  • Aspect Ratio:
  • Film Color:
    Black & White and Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • Independent Filmmakers Showcase Film Festival
    Los Angeles
    United States
    May 18, 2019
    West Coast Premiere
    Best Independent Short
  • Oasis Short Film Screening Series
    New York City
    United States
    August 5, 2018
    East Coast Premiere
    Official Selection
Director Biography - James Carey

James R. Carey is an award winning film and theatre director/producer, plus a teacher and performer with both national and international credits who has been based out of Los Angeles since the 1980’s.
His current short film, FANCY MEETING YOU HERE was selected Best Independent Short at the INDEPENDENT FILMMAKERS SHOWCASE in Los Angeles for 2019. Fancy was also selected as a Finalist at the Oasis Short Screening Festival.
In 2016, he started a travel blog called and is excited to pursue a life-long dream of travel writing.
In 2018, he became the Artistic Director of SKYPILOT THEATRE COMPANY in LA, a company that focuses on the development and production of new works for the stage. He is currently touring his award winning one man show, MI CASA, SU CASA around the country.

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Director Statement

Whenever I had doubts about tackling this project, whether it was during the initial writing process or even when I began work-shopping it in showcases, it seemed the universe would throw little signs my way that I was not through with Rosie's story. I knew I needed to listen to these little hints, and what I discovered has been one of the greatest gifts I have ever been given.
You see, as I was following Rosemary on her journey, unbeknownst to me I was beginning one of my own. On this ride, I have learned so much about myself, and all of the beautiful lessons Rosie taught us about life, love, and happiness. I am truly blessed to have found Rosie as she has helped to find me.
I don't believe this journey is over. I know this story should be shared with more people. Please keep in touch, as I plan to take "Fancy Meeting You Here" to the next level and I want you to join us on this journey.
This one's for you Rosie!
Laura Walker
Writer, Producer