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Good 'n Screwed

Synopsis: 

The coming of (Middle) Age journey of Nina, a naive, neurotic Good Girl trying to be Bad, as she embarks on the rocky path to rediscover love and life again in the fast lanes of New York City.He took away her virginity at 16 and 25 years later left her feeling like one. 

What does a naïve, about to be divorced woman who hasn’t had the Big “O” in 10 years do? 
With the help of her savvy fraternal twin, and not so naïve daughter, she looks to find “Mr. G.S.” to solve her dilemma. The only problem is, she’s petrified. And her husband wants her back. 

Nina married young. She started dating he
r husband in high school, and off and on through college. They married shortly after graduation. Although she grew up during the wild 80’s, she was the “A” student and good girl.  Fast forward 20 years later when she finds herself in a world vastly different from when she grew up: Uber fit women, Size 0’s, Sexting, You tube stripping, twerks, swipes and 60 second “getting to know you’s” – What is a Good Girl to do? How does she find her inner tramp when it’s been trampled upon. And does she really want to? 

Runtime: 
00:36:07
English subtitle: 
No

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Information for the Audience: 

New Yorker Joanna Bonaro wrote, produced and stars in “Good ‘n Screwed,” a half-hour series about the trials and tribulation of a woman suddenly divorced and back in the dating pool. A self-confessed “Sex And The City” fan, Bonaro has cast a perfect tale for today directed at women over 40. 

Bonaro is a Native New Yorker, who grew up in The Bronx. She often portrays ballsy, yet vulnerable blue collar wives, moms and cougars, according to her official biography. 

She’s best known for her roles on “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit”, “The Sopranos”, “BoardWalk Empire” and “Mozart in the Jungle.”

The cast features Vincent Pastore ("The Sopranos", "Hawaii Five-O") Robert Funaro (“The Sopranos,” “The Sinner”) and Armen Garo(“Vinyl", "Gotham”), with Suzanne H. Smart, Warren Bub, Lori Hammel, Deborah Unger and Ernest Mingione.

 ‘Good ‘n Screwed’ comes from a desire to create a female role that until now, does not exist. She is the prototype of the women who I see and know every day who are vital and interesting but who do not think that they are represented or understood in the industry. I am often told by women who have privately seen the pilot, ‘I like her, I would watch her, she is very much like me.’ So I am giving those women, a character they can identify with, relate to and root for.  

I was inspired to create this series by my many female friends who are divorced, widowed, or who have never married. One friend was married for 25 years when out of the blue, her husband divorced her; another career woman never dated and now feels like a novice. Then of course, there is always the question about sex. These women now confront the daunting task of dating after 40 and feel overwhelmed in this Tinder based, market yourself on Facebook world.

 I loved ‘Sex And the City.’ My show, in a way, is for the woman who loved that show and watched it, but who now is older, perhaps, still single, widowed or divorced. She is in a different place and is wondering: ‘Is this it?’ ‘Is this all there is?’ Or, if she is married’ is she thinking: “What if?’ And, wanting sex, having sex and getting naked at 25 is very different than 45. 

Baby boomer women represent a significant portion of the buying public – they know they are smart, attractive and still very significant – and are feeling highly neglected. I decided to try to change that.

Screenings / Awards: 
  Official  Selection - American Filmatic Film Awards, New York City, New York,
                                    Screened December 8, 2017
            WINNERS - Best Cast Ensemble,
                                Best Female Scriptwriter JOANNA BONARO,
                                Best Supporting Actress SUZANNE SMART
  Official Selection - Meditteranean Film Festival, Cannes, France
           WINNER - Best Web Series
  Official Selection - Hollywood Dreamz Int'l Film Festival, Las Vegas, Nevada  
                                     Screened August 23, 2017
         WINNER - Best Actress  JOANNA BONARO
    Official Selection - Action on Film Festival, Las Vegas, Nevada
                                     Screened August 23, 2017
         WINNER - Best Female Filmmaker  DIR KELLI K BARNETT
         1st Runner Up - Best TV Pilot
    Official Selection - ROMA Cinema Doc, Rome, Italy
    Official Selection - WPRN.TV (WGWC) London, England   
         WINNERS  - Best Leading Actress JOANNA BONARO ,
                              Best Director KELLI K. BARNETT ,                              
                             Best Cinematography DARRYL PATTERSON,
                             Best Script Writing JOANNA BONARO 
    Official Selection - Accolade Global Film Competition
          WINNER - Award of Merit 
Directed by: 
Kelli K. BarnettDocumentary REMI Winner 2017 at WorldFest Houston Intl Film Festival- Based in New York, Kelli has worked and traveled extensively in Southeast Asia. She earned a BFA from the Acting/Film Conservatory at the State University of New York, Purchase. She has acted in numerous independent films such as the award-winning feature, “THE DEFINITION OF INSANITY” with Peter Bogdanovich. She developed and produced “THE LADY SWIMS TODAY” starring Robert Funaro, from the Emmy winning show “THE SOPRANOS” and Vincent Amelio’s Off Broadway comedy, “HOW ALFO LEARNED TO LOVE” with Armen Garo, Robert Funaro and Joanna Bonaro. She has also shot and directed for GoldMark Media and Hall of Fame Jockey, Jorge Velasquez. She is also owner of Little Barn Productions and Little Barn Films, full service boutique production companies specializing in nurturing clients from the ground up in multifaceted media. Current film projects include: WillDotheMovie.com, WillHeRun.com, Barn2Buck Docu-Series. Call to Action and PSA’s for: The Will Smith Foundation, The Simunye Project in South Africa, and One Innocent Life.
Writing credits: 
Creator/writer Joanna Bonaro Joanna is best known for her GUEST STAR appearances on L&O SVU. TV- L&O SVU opposite Mariska Hargitay, Ice-T – Michael Pressman and David Platt, Directors; SHOW ME A HERO opposite Oscar Isaac – Paul Haggis, Director, BOARDWALK EMPIRE – Allen Colter, Director, THE SOPRANOS – Steve Buscemi, Director; MOZART IN THE JUNGLE opposite Gael Garcia Lopez – Daisy Mayer, Director; BLACK BOX opposite Michael Kostroff – Eric Stoltz, Director. FILM: SAVED BY THE POLE opposite Vincent Pastore, KING OF HEARTS opposite Pedro Pascal, THE WIND Michael Mongillo, Director OFF BROADWAY : HOW ALFO LEARNED TO LOVE (59E59) to wonderful reviews. MEASURE FOR MEASURE (Bleecker St.) THE ART OF THINKING (The MMA). She is a proud member of The Renegade Theatre Company, Artistic Directors Maureen Van Zandt and Vincent Pastore. Training: NYU School of the Arts B.F.A. and The Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts in London, England. More info www.joannabonaro.com. Andreadis Talent Agency and Multimedia Talent Mgmnt. IMDB www.imdb.me/joannabonaro WEB www.joannabonaro.com
Cast: 
Joanna Bonaro, Suzanne H. Smart, Vincent Pastore, Robert Funaro, Armen Garo, Warren Bub, Lori Hammel
Produced by: 
Brainy Beauty Productions in association with dpstudios and Little Barn Productions
Music by: 
Amelia's Dream - BALLERINA Sariah Queen - ALL ABOUT SEX
Cinematography by: 
Darryl Patterson
Film Editing by: 
Stephen Fuller
Production Design by: 
Grace Bonaro
Art Direction by: 
Darryl Patterson and Stephan Fuller
Set Decoration by: 
Grace Bonaro
Costume Design by: 
Grace Bonaro
Makeup Department: 
Sariah Eisenberg
Production Management: 
Anna Kepe-Haas
Release Date: 
Thursday, October 11, 2018
Total votes: 133

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