1 MILLION HAPPY NOWS

A MILLION HAPPY NOWS

By Albert ALARR

MOVING ON MEDIA - as PROD

Drama - Completed 2017

A veteran soap opera star retires to a beach house with her publicist and partner, but her Early Onset Alzheimer's will strain the couple's relationship until they find the strength to redefine themselves and what they mean to one another.

Festivals
& Awards

Philadelphia 2017
Best Director
Filmout San Diego 2017
Best First Narrative Feature
MiFo Film Festival 2017
Official Selection
Desperado 2017
Best Feature
Inside Out Toronto 2017
Official Selection
Mardi Gras Flim Festival 2017
Official Selection
Outfilm Connecticut 2017
Official Selection
Palm Beach International Film Festival 2017
Official Selection
    • Year of production
    • 2017
    • Genres
    • Drama, Romance, LGBT
    • Countries
    • USA
    • Budget
    • 0.3 - 0.6 M$
    • Duration
    • 80 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Albert ALARR
    • Writer(s)
    • Marisa CALIN
    • Producer(s)
    • Crystal CHAPPELL (Open Book Productions), Hillary b SMITH, Christa MORRIS (Moving On Media), Marisa CALIN (Perfect Features)
    • Synopsis
    • Veteran actress Lainey Allen (Chappell) is tired of being sidelined for younger talent on the soap she has starred in for twenty years. Coupled with finding it harder to retain her lines, she decides not to renew her contract, and she and her publicist and partner, Eva Morales (Leccia), move to a beach house overlooking the ocean on the Central California coast. The move highlights some small changes in Lainey's personality - mild depression that Eva puts down to leaving the show. But when Lainey starts to forget more than can be attributed to stress, Eva insists on a visit to the doctor. A Million Happy Nows chronicles Lainey and Eva's changing relationship as they struggle to deal with the diagnosis of Lainey's Early Onset Alzheimer's, the prospect of an indomitable woman's future of dependence and her single support system - the woman who was once in awe of her, became everything to her, and will now look after her.
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