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The Bride's Side

An affair, a secret pregnancy and a death complicate the wedding day of an unlucky sister who must get married before her husband is deployed. You can bet that her crazy family is more trouble than help.

  • Jen Kelley
  • Leanna Adams
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Writer Biography - Jen Kelley , Leanna Adams

Jen Kelley, while originally from New Hampshire, has lived in Atlanta long enough to now use “y’all” more often than “wicked good.” Jen began comedy-writing at Sketchworks, the iconic Atlanta sketch comedy group she co-founded in 2002. During her 15-year tenure as head writer, producer and director, audiences enjoyed hundreds of her sketches on both stage and film. In addition to sketch comedy, Jen's other works include short-form films and plays, a full-length play ("The Wedding Wake"), and a multimedia show ("Knots"). Her latest comedy, "The Injured Party," premiered to acclaim at the 2019 “One Act Spectacular”. She also co-authored the handbook, The Actor’s Guide for Kids.

Jen’s mission is to bring more female story-driven comedies to the big screen. She resides in a groovy MCM home with her husband, Nick, and their cats, Ragnar & Cosette.

Leanna Adams has written, directed, produced, edited and starred in dozens of award-winning shorts and sketches that have screened in festivals around North America, some of which have aired on TBS and Fox's LaughsTV and been featured by Huffington Post and Funny or Die.
MURPH, her feature-length comedy script, was selected for the Meryl streep/Nicole Kidman sponsored The Athena Lab 2020, it finished as Quarterfinalist for the 2019 Academy’s Nicholl Fellowship and as semi-finalist in the 2019 Austin Film Festival’s screenplay competition. It has also won three “best screenplay” awards and a staged reading through the Atlanta Film Festival that will take place in May 2020.

Her short documentary, JERRY-ATRIC: One Comic’s 77-Year Climb to the Top of the Bottom, screened at festivals around the country including the Atlanta Jewish Film Festival.

Leanna’s mission is to create works that highlight hilarious women and promote positive change through comedy.

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