FAVOR, Paul Osborne
USA / 2013 / 102 min /
Kip Desmond has gotten everything he's ever wanted: a thriving career, beautiful wife and an affluent lifestyle, all of which is put in jeopardy when Abby, the waitress with whom he's having a casual fling, is accidentally killed. Desperate, he ends up on the doorstep of childhood friend Marvin Croat and asks him for a huge favor: help get rid of the body.
This gruesome circumstance begins a series of events which unravels Kip and Marvin’s lifelong friendship, leading both men to murderous acts neither had ever suspected themselves capable.
Paul Osborne, who returns to FLIFF for a 3rd time, has crafted a finely tuned dark comedy of twists, turns, and eye-opening surprise. In some ways, the film plays homage to A SIMPLE PLAN, but with a comic kick. If you are a fan of suspense, do yourself a FAVOR.
Screenplay: Paul Osborne / Producers: Leslie Wimmer Osborne, Tiffany J. Shuttleworth / Cinematographer: Paul Osborne / Editor: Paul Osborne / Composer: Joe Kraemer / Production Designer: Sean David Christensen / Principal Cast: Blayne Weaver, Patrick Day, Cheryl Nichols, Christina Rose, Rosalie Ward, Alison Martin and Jeffrey Combs / Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
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Paul Osborne previously directed the acclaimed documentary OFFICIAL REJECTION, which chronicled the experiences of independent filmmakers at film festivals. He also wrote and produced the indie feature TEN ‘TIL NOON and is co-president of production company Conspicuous Pictures. In high school, Paul won the Denver’s Gates Planetarium statewide science fiction contest where his short script, THE FINAL EXAM, was produced by the planetarium and played to the public for four straight weeks. Paul went on to attend the University of Miami, majoring in both screenwriting and English, where two of the shorts he wrote and directed each won best picture awards at the university’s “Canes” film festival. He subsequently graduated Cum Laude.
Paul lives with his wife, FAVOR producer Leslie Wimmer Osborne, and their three children in Burbank, California.
Special Guest: Paul Osborne
The 28th Annual Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival runs Oct 18 - November 11, 2013 in Ft Lauderdale, Hollywood, Sunrise, Pompano Beach and on Grand Bahama Island. The fest moves to Saint Augustine January 16 - 19, 2014. There are over 200 films plus a galaxy of parties, cruises, and special events. Special guests include Ann-Margret, Ed Asner, Tab Hunter, Anna Paquin, Lea Thompson, Aphrodite Jones, Guy Harvey, Jonathan Bird, Pauly Cohen, William Grefe, Jonas Armstrong, Hannah Tointon and Michael Bolton. FLIFF is the Guiness World Record holder for longest in the world.