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Pity Party

PITY PARTY follows twenty-nine-year-old Liza, as she begins to experience an emotional breakdown. She has the perfect guy, the perfect home, the perfect body, and… friends. Liza’s life is #blessed. Regan and Kennedy, Liza’s childhood frenemies, annoyed by her incessant whining convince Liza that she should throw a “positivity party” for New Years. Out with the old, and in with the new! Besides, the mysterious virus breakout is only happening in China. What have they got to worry about?

  • Ashley Good
    In the Deathroom, Happy Medium
  • Ashley Good
    In the Deathroom, Happy Medium
  • Ashley Good
    In the Deathroom, Happy Medium
  • Jennifer Elle Cannon
    Key Cast
  • Erin Keller
    Key Cast
  • Beth Parker
    Key Cast
  • Cory Rivard
    Key Cast
  • Daniel Carruthers
    Director of Photography
  • Daniel Carruthers
    Associate Producers
  • Darlene Tait
    Associate Producers
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    60 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    October 20, 2017
  • Production Budget:
    8,000 USD
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Director Biography - Ashley Good

Ashley Good is one of Victoria, British Columbia's (Canada) rising independent filmmakers. After shooting her proof-of-concept pilot, HAPPY MEDIUM, in 2016, Ashley decided to keep the momentum building. In 2017 alone, she produced and directed her first feature, PITY PARTY, as well as the Stephen King "Dollar Baby," IN THE DEATHROOM.

Inspired by the quote, "Life doesn't imitate film, it imitates bad television," Ashley's filmmaking style combines point of view shots with sitcom-inspired scenes. As a writer, Ashley focuses on the odd and awkward moments that happen in between everyday banality.

Ashley is excited to see Pity Party premiere at film fests across the US and Canada, and is looking forward to not only her next feature, but also to helping grow Victoria's film community.

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Director Statement

"We shot PITY PARTY over five twelve-hour days, on a limited budget, and had the time of our lives.

With PITY PARTY, my intention was to get inside the heads of people I've met over the years that I didn't quite get along with. I wanted to explore what their lives might be like, and to better understand them as people, instead of mindless caricatures. And then I decided to add zombies, because I do not have the mindset to write a straight drama.

Originally, PITY PARTY was meant to be a horror comedy, instead of just a dark comedy, but that changed once we actually started filming. All of the actors, whether they were in the background or leads, brought an energy to this film that I couldn't have foreseen when I wrote the screenplay.

I truly believe that our little team captured lightning in a bottle with PITY PARTY; I hope that it shows, and that you have as great of a time watching the movie, as we did making it!"

- Ashley Good
September 2017