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Punch lines are funny…’til they start punching back.

Sweeney Killing Sweeney

SYNOPSIS

When Sweeney, a longtime, local Boston comedian finally has a shot at the big time, he decides there’s no holding back. If he’s going to film a cable TV special in Los Angeles, he knows he needs to appeal nationally, not locally. So, in order to pass the final audition, Sweeney decides to drop the portrayal of four colorful Boston “characters, ” from his act. Though they are his signature comedy pieces, Sweeney is convinced he doesn’t need them. But “Jimmy,” the lonely alcoholic, “Mary Ellen McCarthy,” the townie mother, “Marshall Mellow,” the bike helmet-wearing, do-gooder, and “Fitzy,” the beer-bellied raconteur, feel differently. They are pissed at Sweeney’s decision to kick them out of his act and so they magically come to life, and then they not so magically, decide to kill Sweeney. It's a story of self-destruction, acceptance, comedy, love and fortune cookies. Sweeney Killing Sweeney is a gritty fantasy about never giving up on your dreams… no matter what kind of nightmares might come from them.

Sweeney Killing Sweeney Crew

SKS crew back row left to right 2nd Camera Alister Wilson, writer Bill Braudis, Producer Michael King, Editor Brian Menz. front row left to right DP Jordan Beard, Director Lisa Aimola, AD Mark Carey.  Most of the photos on this site were taken by David Elmore.

Sweeney Killing Sweeney crew back row left to right 2nd Camera Alister Wilson, writer Bill Braudis, Producer Michael King, Editor Brian Menz. Front row left to right Director of Photography Jordan Beard, Director Lisa Aimola, Assistant Director Mark Carey.

~ Most of the photos on this site were taken by David Elmes, including this one.

"Mary Ellen McCarthy” gets a laugh rehearsing her lines.

"Mary Ellen McCarthy” gets a laugh rehearsing her lines.

Actor/Comedian Tony V. gets a laugh in between takes.

Actor/Comedian Tony V. gets a laugh in between takes.

Comedian Steven Wright taking a break shooting a scene.

Comedian Steven Wright taking a break shooting a scene.

Actor/Comedian Frank Santorelli in the Kowloon Restaurant scene.

Actor/Comedian Frank Santorelli rehearsing a scene at Kowloon Restaurant.

Steve Sweeney enjoying a scene with Simon Dimock (left).

Steve Sweeney enjoying a scene with Simon Dimock (left).

Director Lisa Aimola laughing with AD Mark Carey.

Director Lisa Aimola laughing with AD Mark Carey.

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