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One Smart Fellow

Directed by Timothy Busfield and Tommy Lohmann

Narrative Feature
USA | 44 minutes | 2015

While on a weekend vacation at a beautiful beach house on the coast of North Carolina a not so smart fellow decides to turn his family’s life upside down. Clark, his wife Ellen and their daughter Maddie experience an event that will change their lives forever. One big choice by one small man sends the family into an unforeseen disaster. Maddie and Ellen’s strength, courage, character and heart shine through as they are forced to deal with impending change.

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One Smart Fellow - Timothy Busfield DirectiorTimothy Busfield
Director, Producer, Writer

An Emmy Award-winning actor for his work on thirtysomething, Timothy Busfield has been a regular or recurring character on 14 television series including All My Children, Reggie, The Paper Chase, Family Ties, Trapper John, M.D., The Byrds of Paradise, Champs, The West Wing, Ed, Without a Trace, Sleepy Hollow And Secrets and Lies. He has appeared in over 30 feature films and television movies, including Stripes, Revenge of the Nerds, Revenge of the Nerds II: Nerds in Paradise, Field of Dreams, Sneakers, Quiz Show, Striking Distance, Little Big League, First Kid and National Security. Busfield has directed series such as Thirtysomething, Sports Night, Ed, Las Vegas and Without a Trace. In addition to directing over 125 episodes of television, Busfield has served as Co-Executive Producer on two series, Ed and Without a Trace and Executive Producer on Lipstick Jungle, Mind Games and Secrets and Lies. As a theater actor, he has appeared in over 50 plays, including the Broadway productions of Neil Simon’s “Brighton Beach Memoirs” and Aaron Sorkin’s “A Few Good Men.” He has also directed over 35 theater productions. Mr. Busfield has produced over 100 professional theater productions. He also founded two of the nation’s most productive new works theaters, The Fantasy Theatre (now known as the B St. School Tour) was founded in 1986 and tours to more than 140,000 Northern California children a year. The highly respected and awarded B. Street Theatre, founded in 1992, has premiered original or West Coast productions by Aaron Sorkin, Richard Dresser, Morris Panych, Joe DePietro, James McLure, Jane Martin, Jeff Daniels, Kenneth Lonergan and many other world-class playwrights.

One Smart FellowTommy Lohmann
Director, Producer

One Smart Fellow marks Tommy’s Lohmann’s directorial debut alongside Timothy Busfield. Up to now Tommy has been in the camera department where, as a teenager, he first started working for his father, cinematographer Paul Lohmann of Nashville, Silent Movie, and North Dallas Forty fame. Tommy started as a camera assistant and worked his way up to camera operator, steadicam operator, and director of photography. He has worked with such directors as Robert Altman (Kansas City), Ang Lee (Ride with the Devil & Hulk), Spike Jones (Adaptation), Jim Sheridan (Brothers), Michele Gondry (Human Nature), Terry George (Acadamy Award-winning The Shore), and J.J. Abrams (Undercovers) among others. He recently directed an episode for the upcoming season of Secrets and Lies, which will air on ABC early next year.

Film Information

Directors:  Timothy Busfield and Tommy Lohmann
Country: USA
Year: 2015
Language: English
Runtime: 44 minutes


Producers:  Alyssa Loveall, Timothy Busfield, Tommy Lohmann, Belle Shouse, John Skoglund, Laura Innes, Matteo Zingales, Melissa Gilbert, Michael Ferdie, Robert Humphreys, Scott Oberholzer, Timothy Booth, and Timothy Vincent
Writers:  Belle Shouse, Laura Innes, Timothy Busfield, and Melissa Gilbert
Cinematographer/DP:   Robert Humphreys
Assistant Director:   Scott Oberholzer
Editor: Alyssa Loveall
Assistant Editor:  Timothy Booth
Original Music/Composer: Matteo Zingales
Sound Editor: Michael Ferdie
Sound Mixer: John Skoglund

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