One Last Job

Pittsburgh, early 1980s; a true story about Carl Begovich, a devoted husband and family man, a fourth-grade teacher, coach and recreation director whose life quickly turned upside down. After the steel mill economy crash that devastated his community and a tumultuous teachers’ strike, Carl lost his jobs teaching and coaching children. Then one day, an unforeseen opportunity presented itself. As Carl struggled for money to support his family, he dove headlong into the seedy underworld of drug smuggling and lived a fast life reminiscent of scenes from the hit television show Miami Vice and the film Scarface. From Florida to Pittsburgh, Costa Rica and the Bahamas, Carl embarked on a decades long illicit drug smuggling career, but after suffering a very personal loss during a drug deal gone bad – the mysterious disappearance of his childhood friend – Carl was forced into hiding from Pittsburgh’s Irish mafia. To get back to his family, and save his life, while on the lam, Carl completed what he hoped would be one last job, a daring bank heist, which earned him enough money to pay off the mob and return home to his family.

  • Tony Armer
    Director
  • J. Declan Flynn
    Director
  • Tony Armer
    Producer
  • J. Declan Flynn
    Producer
  • Julia Ward
    Producer
  • Carl Begovich
    Key Cast
    "Carl Begovich"
  • Sean Keller
    Key Cast
    "Carl Begovich"
  • Billie Jo Wilson
    Key Cast
    "Bonnie"
  • Dale Pople
    Key Cast
    "Dante"
  • Jason King
    Key Cast
    "Vic"
  • Keith Armer
    Key Cast
    "Ronnie"
  • Bill Pierce
    Key Cast
    "Stan"
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Short
  • Genres:
    history, crime, action, drama
  • Runtime:
    15 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    February 10, 2020
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
  • Big Bear Film Summit
    Big Bear, CA
    United States
    June 12, 2020
    Best Short Documentary
  • Sunscreen Film Festival
    St. Petersburg, FL
    United States
    September 26, 2020
    Official Selection
  • YoFiFest
    Yonkers, NY
    United States
    October 30, 2020
    Official Selection
  • Key West Film Festival
    Key West, FL
    United States
    November 21, 2020
    Winner Best Florida Short Film
  • Chicago International Reel Shorts
    Chicago, IL
    United States
    November 19, 2020
    Official Selection
  • Kapow Intergalactic Film Festival
    Los Angeles
    United States
    February 19, 2021
    Best Documentary
  • Nassau Film Festival
    Nassau, New Jersey
    United States
    May 15, 2021
    Honorable Mention
  • Sioux City International Film Festival
    Sioux City, IA
    United States
    September 15, 2021
    Official Selection
Director Biography - Tony Armer, J. Declan Flynn

Tony is the Film Commissioner for St. Petersburg-Clearwater (Pinellas County), FL, an award-winning filmmaker and the founder and former president and executive director for the internationally acclaimed Sunscreen Film Festival. Tony works closely with producers, film distributors, and sales agents, attending markets like Cannes, Sundance, Toronto, AFM and more He has deep and longstanding relationships within the film industry. Tony holds a MFA in Motion Pictures and Television
from the Academy of Art University in San Francisco, CA. He has also taught film as an adjunct professor at the Art Institute of Tampa and the University of Tampa.

J. Declan Flynn is the Creative Producer for the St. Petersburg Clearwater Film Commission (Pinellas County, FL) and an award-winning filmmaker and motion and graphics artist. He also serves with distinction as Sunscreen Film Festival’s Chief Creative Officer and brand ambassador. As a filmmaker and commercial producer and director, Declan has worked with such film related brands as Flixster and Fandango as well as other international brands like Motorola and Verizon. Declan’s work as a commercial producer has reached regional, national audiences on networks such as CBS, ABC, NBC and PBS. Declan holds undergraduate degrees from both St. Petersburg College and Henley-Putnam University and plans to enter graduate studies, focusing on film directing at the Academy of Arts University in San Francisco in the fall of 2020.

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Director Statement

Largely, the documentaries we produce seem to focus on unique persons – human interest stories. The adage, “truth is stranger than fiction” is the perfect way to describe Carl Begovich and his story. As a kind and proud family man, what happened to him could easily happen to anyone. When time get tough, when you reach the end of your rope, you either tie a knot and hang on, or you let go. It’s what Carl did after the personal tragedy he suffered that makes his life truly interesting. We hope audiences find Carl’s story to be as fascinating and compelling as we do.