In Jessica Petelle’s directorial debut, All Good, a maid of honor grapples with her sobriety during an awkward and humorous one-night stand. All Good will play at Pittsburgh Shorts on Saturday, October 28th. Info and Tickets.
Enjoy our micro-interview with Jessica, who is expected to join us for the Pittsburgh screening!
If All Good were the offspring of two other films, who are its parents?
Lost in Translation and When Harry Met Sally.
What do you find unique about working in short form?
I love being able to explore story and character in a way that is contained for me as a filmmaker and for the audience. To have an idea and be able to achieve it with a group of friends and a shoestring budget is the ultimate rush in filmmaking.
Because it’s Halloween: what’s your all-time favorite horror flick?
I will never forget the first time I saw Nightmare on Elm Street—I was definitely too young to see it, but I didn’t care…until I did care and couldn’t sleep without a light on for weeks after!
Any wisdom for aspiring filmmakers?
The best piece of advice I received before directing All good (my directing debut) was to just go and do it and stay out of the results. I think we can get caught up in the potential of a project, and forget to really be in the moment while making it. Also surround yourself with amazing people who want to support your vision and bring their own creative inspiration along!