Tuesday, April 13 at 7:30 PM EST (screening) 8PM EST (Q&A)
as part of our April Showcase
Following the screening:
A LIVE Q&A with Star and executive producer Cheri Oteri, co-directors Monique Impagliazzo and Jennifer Tini, moderated by Actor and Filmmaker Katherine Bourne Taylor
*$5 for screening + Q&A, we appreciate your support as we are a small organization dedicated to elevating underrepresented voices in film and supporting the career sustainability of female-identifying filmmakers!
Executive Producer: Cheri Oteri
Written and Directed By: Monique Impagliazzo, Jennifer Tini
Starring Cheri Oteri, Al Sapienza, Vic Dibitetto, Natalie Guercio
Synopsis: Peaches Bracco is a loving, loud-mouthed housewife who is excited to have her husband home and out of the slammer after a 10- year stint for his first Thanksgiving. As she prepares a loving feast she finds a lipstick mark on one of his “good shirts” and soon the preparation moves in another direction and she plans her surprise attack for his arrival. Meanwhile, Dino is out cruising around his old stomping grounds, listening to smooth tunes, basking in his freedom unaware his wife is a ticking time bomb waiting to explode in this holiday comedy “Turkey’s Done”.
Screening followed by a 30-minute Q&A with executive producer and star Cheri Oteri, and co-directors Monique Impagliazzo and Jennifer Tini. Q&A moderated by actor and filmmaker Katherine Bourne Taylor (“Cool for Five Seconds”, “Ships in the Night”, and “Lovecraft Country”).
|Cheri Oteri was born in the suburbs outside of Philadelphia and later moved to LA where she worked in promotions for A&M Records. She joined the Groundlings, and in 1995 the producers of Saturday Night Live saw one of her monologues, which led to an audition and eventually being hired as a cast member where she starred for five seasons. She has also appeared in several films, including Scary Movie, Inspector Gadget, Liar Liar, Dumb and Dumberer, Shrek the Third, Southland Tales, and Grown Ups 2. In 2009, Oteri became a regular voice on Fox’s animated comedy series Sit Down, Shut Up, which later moved to Comedy Central. She also voiced “Esther” onDisney’s Puppy Dog Pals. Cheri has made multiple guest appearances on sitcoms such as The CW’s My Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, TruTV’s Those Who Can’t, NBC’s Just Shoot Me! (in which she was nominated for an Emmy), Hot in Cleveland, and as an emotionally unstable nanny on the Golden Globe and Emmy award winning series Curb Your Enthusiasm. She has appeared for the last two years as Barbara Walters on CNN’s New Year’s Eve Live with Anderson Cooper & Andy Cohen.|
|Monique Impagliazzo was born and raised in South Philadelphia, PA. She graduated from Temple University with a BA in Film and Media Arts. Fresh out of college, she went on to work at the Mary Anne Claro Talent Agency. Mary Anne Claro referred Monique to Producer, Diane Kirman and Executive Producer James Brolin for the children’s feature film musical, “Standing Ovation.” Monique signed onto the production as an Associate Producer. Kirman then referred Monique to Barwood Films and she was hired as Barbra Streisand’s Executive Assistant. After Barwood, Monique went to work for Producer Wendy Cox of History Making Productions and became the Production Supervisor for the Documentary Series, “Philadelphia: The Great Experiment.” There she would also Co-Produce the documentary “Women in Freedom.” Soon after, she was hired as the Production Coordinator on Cheri Oteri’s Pilot Presentation, “The HOA,” James Wahlberg’s short film, “If Only” and the art coordinator on Quibi’s “Murder House Flip.” Monique’s latest project, “Turkey’s Done,” stars SNL’s Cheri Oteri. The film is also executive produced by Ms. Oteri. Monique was one of the directors, writers and producers on the project which went on to win awards from various film festivals including Best Actress Cheri Oteri-Burbank Film Festival, Best First Time Director-Philadelphia Independent Film Festival, Best Comedy Women’s Film Festival in Philadelphia and Best Comedy-The Golden Door Film Festival in Jersey City.|
|Jennifer Tini is a South Philadelphia native whose passion for production and writing brought her to Los Angeles close to thirteen years ago. Upon moving to Los Angeles, producer Diane Kirman recruited Jennifer as an assistant for her independent film company Kenilworth Films. She quickly climbed the ranks to co-producer for several of their productions including: “Standing Ovation,” a children’s feature film musical, executive produced by James Brolin; “Standing Ovation Dance Party- Keep Fit”; and “The Art Of Skin Rejuvenation,” a documentary on the macrobiotic way of life. Jennifer was a member of Barwood Films as an assistant to Barbra Streisand for over a year and during the filming of “Guilt Trip” (Paramount Pictures) in which she assisted with script changes and on-set duties. She was also the script supervisor for “You’ve Got A Friend,” a live production for Paul Newman’s “The Painted Turtle Camps” to honor Carole King for her service. Her additional credits include production assistant for CMT’s “Crossroads”: Stevie Nicks and Lady Antebellum; Production Manager on the TV pilot “The HOA” starring Cheri Oteri and Horatio Sanz. Most recently, Jennifer traveled the globe after joining Fleetwood Mac’s 2013, 2014/2015, and 2018/2019 world tours first as the assistant road manager and then as the personal assistant to one of the members. Now she, along with her sister, Krystal Tini, and Monique Impagliazzo, venture back into the world of film to propel their comedic short “Turkey’s Done,” which Jennifer produced, co-directed and co-wrote.|
|Katherine Bourne Taylor is an actor, producer, and writer in Los Angeles. She produced and starred in the short film “Cool for Five Seconds,” which recently premiered on Omeleto to high viewership after an award-winning festival run (BendFilm, deadCenter, TallGrass, Mammoth Lakes among others) and won awards such as Grand Prize at Best Of The Midwest Awards. Recently, she made her directorial and writing debut with the short film “Ships in the Night,” which recently premiered at Beloit International Film Festival. She also works as a screener for BendFilm Festival and moderator for Cinema Femme. Her onscreen acting work can be seen in the HBO series, “Lovecraft Country,” and the pilot, “Just Jo,” starring alongside SNL cast member Tim Kazurinsky. She is a stakeholder with The Back Room Shakespeare Project and has performed theatrically with Raven Theatre, The Gift, Dallas Theater Center and Undermain Theatre, among others. Katherine’s training includes The School at Steppenwolf, The Groundlings and a BFA in Acting from Southern Methodist University. You can also catch her performing character sketches like her alter-ego Grown Up Orphan Annie on Instagram. Check out Katherine-Bourne.com.|