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The First of Our Friends to Get Married

Directed by Julia Kennelly and Charlotte Martin

United States | 1 hr 32 min | 2016

Everybody knew that Alice and Louis would eventually get married, but now that it’s actually happening…what does that mean for everyone else?
Despite her best efforts to stay patient, Margot is disappointed again and again by Clare’s missed opportunities to come out to her bigoted mother. Rose always took her free and easy relationship with Adam for granted – but when he claims there’s nothing he wants more than locking it down in marriage, she fears their bond may be in its final hours. Lawrence finally has a chance with the newly single Dana, but her hangups over getting back into a relationship threaten his long-awaited moment with her. And outside of all of this is Simon, with no date to the wedding, no love interest, and no particular interest in love itself – besides meddling to save himself from being the only single friend.

The First of Our Friends to Get Married - Poster

The First of Our Friends to Get Married - Julia KennellyJulia Kennelly
Director, Producer

Julia Kennelly is a New York-based actress and filmmaker. After starting her first theater company at the age of ten with her best friend (a Mamet-heavy summer season in the Off-Off-Off Broadway sphere of her backyard), Julia went on to graduate from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts (BFA, Drama). “The First of Our Friends to Get Married” marks her first time directing a feature film. She could not be more thrilled to be producing this project alongside a team of extraordinarily talented people.

The First of Our Friends to Get Married - Charlotte MartinCharlotte Martin
Director, Producer, Writer

Charlotte Martin is a New York City-based writer, director, and actress. The First of Our Friends to Get Married is her first feature script, which she wrote directly after graduating from Tisch School of the Arts (BFA ’13, Drama). She continues to write and direct in the wake of First of Our Friends being completed, and plans to write roles for herself until someone else is interested in casting her, too.

Film Information

Director: Julia Kennelly and Charlotte Martin
Country: United States
Year: 2016
Language: English
Runtime: 1 hr 32 min
Rated: R


Producers: Julia Kennelly, Charlotte Martin, Nico Sahi, Philip Sieverding
Cinematographer/DP:  Nico Sahi
Original Music/Composer:  Zach Rosenberg

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Principal Cast

BIFF - Beloit International Film Festival
BIFF | Beloit International Film Festival