Hank Saddler is an ex-CIA spy, with PTSD, a broken marriage, and a broken daughter. All the same he's keeping it together, barely, by managing an apartment building. When a tenant comes to him and says that her upstairs neighbor is a terrorist, things quickly go haywire for Hank. But it may be more than a random accusation. Is he managing or being managed?
"Barely Managing" is about people - men and women - struggling to keep it together in a falling-apart world, unaware of possible strings attached to them.
The project started with an idea based on the writer's experiences living in an apartment building. It was meant to be made on an iPhone. A neighbor, who is also a film student at UCLA, read the script and got involved; suddenly it went from a small thing to a much larger one, including an expanded script, a talented cast, and diverse crew members from all over the world. We pulled together and got it made over a five day shoot, followed by nearly a year of post-production, with a brilliant composer and sound designer adding to the mix.
Written and directed by: Kit Leonard Dennis
With Kit Leonard Dennis, Merry Grissom, Miata Edoga, Jessica Luza, Sunny Virmani, Alysha Brady, Chasya M. Hill, Ian Adema and David Whitaker.
This project has not been screened yet.