MAMILs

A group of middle-aged men celebrate their friend's birthday by putting on cycling Lycra and preparing to take over the streets, but a shortcoming creates divisions in their peloton.

  • Jonathon Pawlowski
    Director
    Sheep, Loner Rebels
  • Alex Parkinson
    Writer
    Divorce Story, Ring Fingered
  • Alex Parkinson
    Producer
  • Susanna Spiccia
    Producer
    Sheep, Loner Rebels
  • Jonathon Pawlowski
    Producer
  • Blake Studwell
    Producer
  • Jonathon Pawlowski
    Key Cast
    "Fred"
  • Alex Parkinson
    Key Cast
    "Pete"
  • Mike Anthony
    Key Cast
    "Gerald"
  • Justin Miles
    Key Cast
    "Tom"
  • Blake Studwell
    Cinematographer
  • Johnny Tangney
    Assistant Director
  • Jonathon Pawlowski
    Editor
  • Christian Gomez
    Assistant Camera
  • Brittney Rae
    Script Supervisor
  • Darian Bengston
    Key Grip
  • Chris Manza
    Production Sound
  • Hans Qu
    Production Sound
  • Trent Kinnucan
    Production Assistant
  • Rich and Cindy Pawlowski
    Special Thanks
  • DW Medoff
    Special Thanks
  • Scott and Kylie McMaster
    Special Thanks
  • Marissa Evans
    Special Thanks
  • Lindsey and Marshall Magaro
    Special Thanks
  • Will Amato
    Special Thanks
  • Mason Brown
    Post Sound Mix and Design
  • Jeff Spott
    Colorist
  • Terence Chiyezhan
    Score Mixer
  • Dan Dombrowsky
    Original Music
  • Project Type:
    Short
  • Runtime:
    7 minutes 48 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    May 15, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    3,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    4K
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
  • No Coast Film Festival
    Emporia, Kansas
    United States
    September 18, 2021
    Grand Jury Prize
  • All the Laughs Comedy Awards
    Atlanta, Georgia
    United States
    October 16, 2021
    Best Sketch - Local Laughs
Director Biography - Jonathon Pawlowski

Jonathon is a director, actor, and editor. As a filmmaker, he tells stories through comedic characters built on a foundation of truth and vulnerability.

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Director Statement

MAMILs dives into the tightly knit subculture of Middle Aged Men in Lycra. Turning 40 means you are now eligible to join a group of MAMILs, but what happens if you don’t know how to ride a road bike? We wanted to explore what happens when a member of our neighborhood group selfishly chooses getting a latte at the coffee shop over teaching their newest member (and longtime friend) learn how to ride a bike so they can all get lattes together.

Rather than poking fun at the obvious idiosyncrasies exemplified by a group of amateur cyclists who take over the whole road with their chest hair exposed leaving no room for drivers, we generated comedy by dramatizing moments of small stakes and the dynamic within the group of friends. Ultimately, MAMILs is a story about male-bonding and rectifying mistakes.