Password

Therapy, Bro

A bartender and his friend decide to embark on voyage of self discovery when they decide to give each other therapy.

  • John Hedlund
    Director
  • Wally Marzano-Lesnevich
    Writer
  • Francesco Nuzzi
    Writer
  • Wally Marzano-Lesnevich
    Producer
  • Francesco Nuzzi
    Producer
  • John Hedlund
    Producer
  • Wally Marzano-Lesnevich
    Key Cast
  • Heather Brittain O'Scanlon
    Key Cast
  • Francesco Nuzzi
    Key Cast
  • Garry Pastore
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
    Short
  • Genres:
    Comedy, Dark comedy
  • Runtime:
    20 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    November 29, 2017
  • Production Budget:
    6,000 USD
  • 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
  • Hang Onto Your Shorts
    Asbury Park, NJ
    United States
    April 22, 2018
    Best NJ Short Comedy
  • Garden State Film Festival
    Asbury Park, NJ
    United States
    March 24, 2018
    World Premiere
    Best Home Grown Comedy NJ
Director Biography - John Hedlund

John Hedlund is Co-Founder and Executive Producer of Open Iris Entertainment, a film and television production company located in Montvale, New Jersey. Graduating in 2008 from William Paterson University, John quickly rose through the ranks of entertainment. His first break came as associate producer and assistant technical director at Vidicom, the production company of the hit travel show Citybuzz. After Citybuzz John transitioned from recorded television to Live TV and webcasts. In 2013 John was tasked with building a TV studio in the offices of Popsugar New York. As Technical Director and Post Production Supervisor of Popsugar Studios New York, John was in charge of all video shot and edited from their studio and on location in the city. This included over 200 live news broadcasts and over 300 taped news segments. The pinnacle of John’s experience with Popsugar was their 2014 and 2015 Live Academy Awards Red Carpet Specials with over 2.5 Million Viewers. Outside of Television, John has won numerous awards for his film work. “Star Crossed Lovers” William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, a feature film by Franceso Nuzzi and John Hedlund, won Best Feature Adaptation at the 2016 Garden State Film Festival and Best Feature US at the 2016 International Film Festival Manhattan. In 2017 John became Festival Director of the Jersey Shore Film Festival, celebrating its 10th annual year. He is also a member of the Friars Club and a SAG/AFTRA Signatory Producer.

John and Meagan began working together in 2010 on her documentary film project “Operation Babylift”. “I was drawn to her passion for wanting to tell such an epic story. She was connected with it emotionally and intellectually. I knew it was a story that had to be told and Meagan should be the one guiding the story.” John says about the project. Outside of their entertainment work, John was inspired by Meagan’s involvement with Hockey Fights Cancer, Ronald McDonald House New York, and many other great causes. There was no hesitation when Meagan asked John to be a part of the Compassionate Response Team. John had this to say about ‘CRT’ “It’s important that we share these stories. Organizations that are fighting to make the world a better place need a spotlight on their efforts. As the Compassionate Response Team, we will help individuals and organizations work together to further their cause and spread their message.” John is excited to be Director of Media with the Compassionate Response Team and looks forward to helping you with your cause.

Outside of work and volunteering, John loves spending time with his wife, Katie, who is also involved with helping children and their families as a Occupational Therapist in the West Orange, NJ school system. Together they enjoy spending time with family, traveling, camping, theme parks, tv, and movies.

Add Director Biography