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POP-POP IS DEAD
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POP-POP IS DEAD
 
East Coast Premiere

Director: Catherine Dee Holly, Fray Forde

United States, 2018, 60min
Format: Digital (screening) - RED (shooting)
Festival Year: 2019
Category: Feature Narrative
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Cast:  Catherine Dee Holly, Fray Forde, Madison Hattfield, Gunner Willis, Megan Poole, Jonothon Mitchell, Caleb Hoffman, Ella Giese, Steve Spoon
Crew:  Producers: Andrew J Lee, Ted Kendrick, Tommy Rybert, Brian Beegle, Alex Kahn, Yoshee Sodiq - Screenwriters: Catherine Dee Holly, Fray Forde
Email:  cokiproductionsllcgmail.com
web:  poppopisdead.com

synopsis
The southern comedy tells the story of millennial couple Layla Bailey (Holly) and Desi West (Forde) as they return to Layla's hometown of Gaffney, South Carolina to mourn the loss of family patriarch "Pop Pop." As the couple struggles to survive three days with Layla's dysfunctional Southern family they quickly come to learn that funerals ain't fun y'all.

director
CATHERINE DEE HOLLY (Layla Bailey) and FRAY FORDE (Desi West) are the filmmaking team behind Atlanta based production company Coki Productions. The duo first teamed up to create Good Hair, an award-winning short film selected by Kevin Hart to screen at the world's largest comedy festival, Just for Laughs 2017. Good Hair is also available to stream on Amazon Prime. Now, for the first time, they're premiering their debut feature film, Pop-Pop Is Dead. Catherine Dee Holly has been seen in NCIS: New Orleans. Her break out roles were in Cannes Film Festival acclaimed short films Heartbreak Happy and Tragiometry. Fray Forde has been seen in The CW's Dynasty, Netflix's Rory Scovel Tries Stand Up for the First Time and Warner Bros Scooby Doo spinoff, Daphne and Velma. As a stand up comedian, Fray has shared the stage with Chris Tucker, Hannibal Buress, Katt Williams, Rory Scovel, Ron White and more.


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