I Used to Be Funny

I Used to Be Funny

I Used To Be Funny is a dark dramedy that follows Sam Cowell (Rachel Sennott), an aspiring stand-up comedian and au pair struggling with PTSD, as she decides whether or not to join the search for Brooke (Olga Petsa), a missing teenage girl she used to nanny. The story exists between the present, where Sam tries to recover from her trauma and get back on stage, and the past, where memories of Brooke make it harder and harder to ignore the troubled teen’s sudden disappearance. Writer/director Ally Pankiw’s debut feature is both funny and heartbreaking in its honest and refreshing look at trauma and recovery, and how they affect the relationships and communities that shape us.

- Synopsis provided by Fabric Origin

Director:

  • Ally Pankiw

Cast:

  • Rachel Sennott
  • Olga Petsa
  • Jason Jones
  • Sabrina Jalees
  • Caleb Hearon
  • Ennis Esmer
  • Dani Kind

Writer:

  • Ally Pankiw

Producers:

  • Ally Pankiw
  • Breann Smordin
  • James Weyman
  • Jason Aita
  • Jordan Nahmias
  • Judy Holm
  • Li-Wei Chu
  • Mark Gingras
  • Paul Barkin
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