Podtalk: Brittani Ward for ‘Single Car Crashes’ at Midwest Film Fest in Milwaukee, May 11, 2024

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CHICAGO – The Midwest Film Festival of Chicago is on the road this weekend and heading north to Milwaukee to screen writer/director Brittani Ward’s award-winning “Single Car Crashes” at the historic Oriental Theatre on May 11, 2024 (11am). For details and tickets for this road show event, click MFF ROAD TRIP.

Ten years after a devastating car crash took his best friend Zach’s life, Sean (Trevor Morgan), still lives small town where he grew up, struggling with his survivor’s guilt. When Zach’s sister Kendall (Lindsey Morgan) – who also was Sean’s first love – returns to town to marry someone else, Sean is forced to confront his failure to launch and the impact it’s having not only on his own stunted life, but on his now nine-year-old son.

’Single Car Crashes’ at the Midwest Film Festival in Milwaukee
Photo credit: five two one films

Writer/director Brittani Ward of “Single Car Crashes” has built an impressive career, working on projects of every size. Extensive casting associate work under Emmy-award winners (Barbara Fiorentino, Amber Horn, Danielle Aufiero, Laray Mayfield, and Julie Schubert) includes one season of every Marvel/Netflix series, “50 Shades of Gray Darker” and “Freed,” as well as “Death Note,” two Jason Statham-led features and several television pilots and series.

In 2022, she partnered up with Angie Gaffney to produce not only “Single Car Crashes,” but also “Adult Children” and “Desire Lines” (a documentary/narrative-hybrid feature). “Single Car Crashes” was honored with the New Vision Award at its World Premiere during the Cinequest Film Festival in San Jose, California.

In a Podtalk interview by Patrick McDonald of HollywoodChicago.com, writer/director Brittani Ward talks about “Single Car Crashes” …

In a Video Clip, Brittani Ward tells everyone “ROAD TRIP!” …

The Midwest Film Festival has been a staple in Chicago’s film community since 2004. At the beginning of 2020, the festival was reinvented with a a new outlook and name, facilitated by Executive Director Erica Duffy. It remains one of the most influential and provocative film festivals in the city, and now it’s coming to Milwaukee!

Chicago’s Midwest Film Festival presents “Single Car Crashes” on May 11th, 2024, at the Oriental Theatre in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Featuring Trevor Morgan, Lindsey Morgan, Paulina Olszynski, Cruz Gonzalez-Cadel, Chris Lee, Billy Dec, Charín Alvarez, and Billy Zane. Written and directed by Brittani Ward. For more information on The Midwest Film Festival, click here. Chicago is with you all.

HollywoodChicago.com senior staff writer Patrick McDonald

Editor and Film Critic/Writer

© 2024 Patrick McDonald, HollywoodChicago.com

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