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With her estranged family facing bankruptcy, a law school dropout returns home to small town Connecticut.

  • Alan Cameron
    Fives, This is Not a Happy Story
  • Alan Cameron
    Fives, This Is Not a Happy Story
  • Saylor Madden
    This Is Not a Happy Story
  • Emily Brolin
    Key Cast
    This is Not a Happy Story
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  • Genres:
    Drama, Comedy
  • Runtime:
    1 hour 25 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    July 10, 2022
  • Production Budget:
    30,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital, 35 mm, Red
  • Aspect Ratio:
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  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
Distribution Information
  • Freestyle Media
    Country: United States
    Rights: All Rights
Director Biography - Alan Cameron

Alan Cameron is a 29 year old Writer/ Director from Fountain, Colorado. After serving six years in the United States Air Force, Alan attended American University in Washington, DC. He became reunited with a passion for film he had as a young kid with a camcorder, making backyard movies every day with his friends. Alan currently resides in NYC where he works as a graphic designer.

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Director Statement

Frannie was made with a small budget and a BIG heart. It carries the true spirit of indie filmmaking. Like many indie films, our entire script was written based on what we had available. Our main character, Frannie (Emily Brolin) is from a small Connecticut town, because that's where Emily is from. See Beth (Dawn Brolin) weilding a flame thrower? Dawn actually owns one... She's a bit of a wild card. We were able to film this movie over 12 days with an 8 person crew and only a handful of classically trained actors. Every crew member held multiple positions including the cast!

The story of Frannie is close to home for me. Like Frannie, I also internally carried this pressure on myself to be more successful and break free from my own chaotic family in a small town.

It’s my hope that the message received in Frannie is that nobody is perfect. You may not be able to escape your own wacky family, but maybe that's not such a bad thing.

I'm very proud of the film we put together and even more proud of my dedicated and insanely amazing cast and crew. I hope you enjoy it. Welcome to the Framily.