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I Used to Be Funny (2024)

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Director: Ally Pankiw Run Time: 105 min. Rating: NR Release Year: 2023

Starring: Caleb Hearon, Jason Jones, Olga Petsa, Rachel Sennott, Sabrina Jalees

Country: Canada
Language: English

About the film:

World Premiere, SXSW Film Festival 2023.

Sam Cowell (Rachel Sennott), an aspiring stand-up comedian and au pair struggling with PTSD, decides whether or not to join the search for Brooke (Olga Petsa), a missing teenage girl she used to nanny. The story exists between the present, where Sam tries to recover from her trauma and get back on stage, and the past, where memories of Brooke make it harder and harder to ignore the petulant teen’s sudden disappearance. 

“It is a beautiful, haunting, and heartwarming look at the tidal wave that trauma brings not just to one person but their entire circle.”

—Emma Kiely, Collider

About the filmmaker:

Ally Pankiw is a writer and director, who works in both television and film. Ally’s accomplishments in TV include directing the first season of the Netflix comedy series Feel Good, a block on the second season of Hulu’s Shrill, and a block of episodes on the second season of Hulu’s Emmy-winning, The Great. Pankiw has also served as a story editor on Schitt’s Creek, and has now created an original animated comedy series titled Standing By with its star and creator, Dan Levy, for Hulu and 20th Century Animation. I Used To Be Funny (2024) is Pankiw’s feature-length directorial debut.

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