Party Hard

Chandler, unsatisfied with a past mistake, returns to his hometown to make things right. Instead, he ends up on a late-night odyssey of binge-drinking & bar-hopping with buddies Ty and Jules.

  • William Nicholas Clay
    Director
  • William Nicholas Clay
    Writer
  • Stephen T. Canada
    Writer
  • William Nicholas Clay
    Producer
  • Stephen T. Canada
    Producer
  • Hunter Bolton
    Producer
  • Hunter Bolton
    Key Cast
    "Chandler"
  • Brian Forbes
    Key Cast
    "Jules"
  • Ty Rowe
    Key Cast
    "Ty"
  • Amy Brower
    Key Cast
    "Lilly"
  • Elizabeth Jennings
    Key Cast
    "Haley"
  • Stanford Gardner
    Key Cast
    "Miller "
  • Project Type:
    Feature
  • Genres:
    Drama, Comedy
  • Runtime:
    1 hour 43 minutes 55 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    September 18, 2020
  • Production Budget:
    6,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    1:85
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    Yes
  • Student Project:
    No
  • The Monetta Drive-In Theatre (The Big Mo)
    Monetta, SC
    United States
    September 22, 2020
    Premiere
Distribution Information
  • Indie Rights Movies
    Distributor
    Country: United States
    Rights: Internet, Video on Demand, Free TV
Director Biography - William Nicholas Clay

William's interest in filmmaking began at an early age. Inspired by early James Bond films, William spent much of his childhood using a VHS camera to recreate sequences from the Bond series in his backyard with neighborhood friends. As he got older, his desire to learn more about film and the filmmaking process only intensified; throughout his teenage years, William continued to learn-by-doing as he wrote, directed, produced & edited numerous short films with his friends. After a string of music videos, shorts, and commercials, social media promos, William decided to take all that he's learned over the years and pour all his resources into making a true, low-budgeted feature film: PARTY HARD.

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Director Statement

Inspired by the best decade for cinema (1970s), and the work of John Cassavetes, I just wanted to really wanted to craft a film that feels like you're there, in the city (Columbia, SC), with the characters, as we take this deep dive into this late-night bar scene that feels unique to the city that I grew up in. It truly is a character-driven film, and has all the rough edges of a first feature film you'd come to expect... while using that to create our aesthetic. And I couldn't be more proud of the film, and the city of Columbia, SC, for joining us on this crazy adventure and being a part of this film.