The Funeral Day DVD is the story of Scott, a neurotic man, who thinks he might be dying. Not at all an uncommon thought for Scott, but today the lump he believes he found “down there” might actually be real. Today also happens to be the day of his friend Ken’s funeral who did in fact die of cancer.
When his buddy Chris comes to pick him up for the funeral, Scott refuses to go. Instead, he sets off on a mission to make some “dramatic” changes in his life and he doesn’t have much time because, well, he may be terminal himself. Skipping a friend’s funeral and pissing off a buddy may not be the best way to start his mission, but Scott is nothing if not determined. (Determined to avoid death, doctors, and adult responsibilities, but determined nevertheless).
Along the way he quits his job; begs for a 2nd chance at love; attempts to look death in the face and, of course, gets his prostate milked — all in the name of changing his life.
Maybe it will all make a difference. Maybe not. But at the very least this day has given him the courage to start taking on some responsibilities… and to get someone qualified to check his nuts.
Cheered at film festivals with awards including ‘Best Comedy Feature’ at the Twister Alley Film Festival and the Jim Thorpe Independent Film Festival, Funeral Day stars and is directed by Jon Weinberg. The quirky and hilarious feature also stars 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, Director/star Jon Weinberg and Screenwriter Kris Elgstrand’s Funeral Day ultimately deals with the serious subjects of mortality and testicular cancer. In creating the film, Weinberg and Elgstrand were proud to have joined forces with the Testicular Cancer Society during post production, and continue to work with the organization, to promote education. It’s their hope that by creating an atmosphere of comedy surrounding the sensitive subject, they might increase awareness of the need to ‘check yourself.’
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