Private Project

The Whole Lot

A woman, her husband, and her estranged brother meet at their late father's property to divide his estate and confront an uncomfortable family history.

  • Connor Rickman
  • Matthew Ivan Bennett
  • Themba Moyo
  • Lindy Stokes
  • Sarah McLoney
    Key Cast
  • Blake Webb
    Key Cast
  • Aaron Kramer
    Key Cast
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  • Runtime:
    1 hour 14 minutes 53 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    August 20, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    20,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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  • Shooting Format:
    Digital Bolex: 2K Cinema DNG
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  • Student Project:
  • Philadelphia Independent Film Festival
    United States
    June 11, 2022
    World Premiere
    Closing Night Feature
Director Biography - Connor Rickman

A graduate of the London Film School’s MA International Film Business Program, Connor Rickman has since run the Production Office for several studio and network projects including HBO, Amazon, Hallmark Channel, YouTube Premium, and Facebook Watch, and has also done the same for several independent films. In his hometown of Salt Lake City, Connor co-founded Overcranked Pictures: a production services company that provides business services to writers and directors creating their own films. Connor himself took advantage of those resources when he produced and directed his first feature film The Whole Lot, completed in 2021.

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Director Statement

“The Whole Lot” was born from a need to create without permissions imposed by external gatekeepers. Having tried and failed so many times to fund other scripts through traditional means, I decided instead to focus on the possible. Self-financed, the film’s $20,000 budget was adhered to through strict limits to the script and production philosophy: one location, minimal characters, a story unfolding in real-time, long takes relying heavily on the actors’ timing and a script written to enable their success. I could not have asked for a better screenwriter than Matthew Ivan Bennett. His experience as a playwright helped craft such a compelling and interesting story despite our lack of resources. Rather than bemoan what we couldn’t have, he chose to maximize what we did: ambition, determination, and a great crew willing to give everything they had to put the story on the screen during our 5 days of shooting. Thanks to everyone willing to take a risk making this film, and to everyone who chooses to support them by watching it.