In Due Time Productions and indie film leader Random Media and In Due Time Productions on June 12 will release the dark comedy Funeral Day on DVD, digital and VOD.
The movie, a film festival favorite, tells the story of Scott, a neurotic man, who thinks he found a lump on his testicles and fears he might be dying, prompting him to skip his friend’s funeral. Instead, all in the course of a day, he quits his job; begs for a second chance at love; attempts to look death in the face; and gets his prostate checked – all in the name of “living life to the fullest.”
Funeral Day on the film festival circuit picked up several awards, including “Best Comedy Feature” at the Twister Alley Film Festival and the Jim Thorpe Independent Film Festival.
The film stars and is directed by Jon Weinberg. Also in the cast are Tyler Labine (Super Troopers 2, Tucker & Dale Vs Evil), Suzy Nakamura (TV’s “Doctor Ken,” “Modern Family”), Dominic Rains (Marvel’s “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.,” Girl Who Walks Home Alone At Night), Tygh Runyan (Versailles, K-19 The Widowmaker), Kristin Carey (TV’s “Scandal”), Jed Rees (American Made, Deadpool), Rahnuma Panthaky (TV’s “Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders”) and Sarah Adina (TV’s “The Young and the Restless”).
Although a comedy, Funeral Day ultimately deals with the serious subjects of mortality and testicular cancer. In creating the film, Weinberg and screenwriter Kris Elgstrand joined forces with the Testicular Cancer Society (www.TesticularCancerSociety.org) during post production, and continue to work with the organization, to promote education.
Funeral Day also picked up “Best Director, Feature Film” honors at the Windy City International Film Festival and the Austin Revolution
The film also was screened at the Key West Film Festival, Twin Cities Film Fest, Vienna Independent Film Festival, Gig Harbor Film Festival, Reading Film Festival and others.