RIDE IN PROGRESS is a short film written by Emily Hanley & April Moreau
When the kind-hearted, semi-nerdy, and always-prepared Sarah gets blindsided by a breakup, she finds herself utterly alone, having spent the past four years neglecting every relationship other than the one with her loser boyfriend. She reaches out to the only person she can think of, her messy-but-loveable friend Megan and, together, they embark upon the post-breakup Uber trip of a lifetime.
APRIL MOREAU director•writer•producer
& EMILY HANLEY writer•producer
Emily Hanley & April Moreau have been writing comedy together for five years-- half the length of time that they’ve been platonic lovers. It all began back in ‘09 when Emily toured the University of Michigan theatre department, where April was a sophomore, hitting the books hard for classes such as “Movement” and “Yoga for Performers.” On the day they met, April lent Emily a “slutty club top” to wear out that night, and the rest is history.
Emily & April’s theatre degrees led them to Los Angeles, where their acting careers instantly soared. They were fighting off offers left and right, with April booking roles in several criminal reenactment shows and Emily starring in a low-budget, unbought Mormon pilot. Since then, April has also appeared on Late Night with Conan O’Brien and Emily has a mini stand-up special coming out on Amazon, but the aforementioned credits are their pride and joy.
Both of these women have daddy issues, but that’s not the only reason they’re funny! April is an alum of The Groundlings, so she’s a pro at wearing wigs and writing character-driven comedy. Emily has performed stand up all over this great nation, so she’s quite the “punch up queen.” They’ve both studied and performed at UCB, so they own a lot of plaid shirts and fake glasses.
The duo’s female-driven sketch comedy has been featured on the homepage of Funny or Die, Elizabeth Banks’ WhoHaha, and in some very cool feminist corners of the internet. When they’re not writing, they can be found on the hunt for any straight-ish man in West Hollywood.
HUNTER GULAN director of photography
Hunter is a cinematographer based in Los Angeles.
Check out his work at www.HunterGulan.com
MANDIE CHEUNG playing the role of Sarah
Mandie Cheung is an actor and comedian based in
Los Angeles, CA. She hails from the all-female sketch team, Whoa Man. Check out Mandie's work at whoamancomedy.com
ERIC MYRICK playing the role of J.R.
Eric is a Los Angeles based actor from the tiny city of Ypsilanti Township, Michigan. He can be seen on Idiotsitter (Comedy Central), Jane The Virgin (The CW), Good Trouble (Freeform), GLOW (Netflix), The Affair on Showtime (Showtime Networks) and more.
WILL WESTWATER playing the role of Chris
Will is an actor, coach, and YouTube creator based in Los Angeles. He can be seen in Hulu's Into the Dark and Fox's American Grit.
NATALIE PELLETIER playing the role of Maya
Will Natalie is an actress, model, and amateur baker based in LA. You can catch her as the star of Geo-Disaster on Amazon Prime or may have seen her in ads for Honda, SoFi, Kohl's Groupon, Truly Seltzer. She is also the creator and host of the @family_meal_podcast.
CLAIRE DELLAMAR in the role of Stripper
Claire is a founding member of the all-female comedy group, Whoa Man. You can see her in Joe Lynch's action comedy, Mayhem, POPtv's Swedish Dicks, and in several national commercials including Think Thin, Amica, and Discover Card.
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