Screening Block D, Fri 4/21 @ 8:30PM
A young woman works alone in her empty country house, making slow but steady progress with its ongoing renovations. She refers only to an online handyman, Drake Thomas, for guidance. One job – installing a ceiling fan – proves more difficult than she expected since the installation itself is symbolic of recent hardship, requiring not only technical skill, but inner strength (and a little hallucination). ‘The Ceiling Fan’ is a story of one woman’s quiet resilience and the profound emotional significance of a simple task.
Co-directed by Kate Wetherhead & Andrew Keenan-Bolger
Written by Kate Wetherhead
Kate is the co-creator, writer, director and star of the popular theater-based web series “”Submissions Only”” (www.submissionsonly.com). She has appeared on and off Broadway in shows such as “”The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee,”” “”Legally Blonde,”” “”The Other Josh Cohen”” (Drama Desk nominee), “”Clever Little Lies”” and “”Ordinary Days.”” Kate has also performed regionally at theaters like the Guthrie, Paper Mill Playhouse, Goodspeed Opera House, George Street Theater and the Dallas Theater Center. Along with collaborator Andrew Keenan-Bolger she is the co-author of the children’s book series “”Jack & Louisa”” (Penguin/Random House).
Andrew Keenan-Bolger is an actor, director, filmmaker and bestselling author. Most recently starred as “Jesse Tuck” in Tuck Everlasting on Broadway. He created the role of “”Crutchie”” in the Original Broadway Cast of Newsies (Outer Critics Circle nominee). Other Broadway: Mary Poppins, Seussical, Beauty and the Beast, A Christmas Carol. 1st Nat’l Tours: Spelling Bee, How The Grinch Stole Christmas, Mary Poppins, Ragtime. Film: “Billy Frazier” in The Rewrite starring Hugh Grant, Marci X, Are You Joking? TV: “Nurse Jackie” (Showtime), “Looking” (HBO), “Naked Brothers Band” (Nickelodeon), “One Life to Live.” B.F.A. from the University of Michigan. As a filmmaker, his work has been profiled in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Rolling Stone, Entertainment Weekly, The Associated Press and New York Magazine. Co-director of the short films “”The Ceiling Fan”” and “”Sign.”” Along with collaborator, Kate Wetherhead, he is the co-creator the critically acclaimed webseries, “Submissions Only” (www.submissionsonly.com) and co-author of the new children’s series Jack & Louisa (Penguin Random House). Twitter/Instagram: @KeenanBlogger