THE SHORT EPISODICS PROGRAM INCLUDES CHIQUI, INAPPROPRIATE JOKES WELL TOLD, FERNANDA, LA 143, MÁS LATINA, MY YEAR OF DICKS AND STONED BREAKUPS: BONNIE
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Stoned Breakups: Bonnie
Directed by Benjamin-Shalom Rodriguez
United States | 7 minutes | 2022
Stoned Breakups creator Ben Rodriguez's mom, Bonnie, takes edibles and recounts her tumultuous second marriage and tragic divorce as a cast of sober comedians reenact her story.
Benjamin Shalom Rodriguez (he/they) is a queer, Mexican-Israeli-American writer, director, and comedian. He's the child of a right wing Zionist mom, and a liberal formerly undocumented Mexican dad…They're divorced.
Ben's currently developing his half-hour animated comedy, "Jesus Versus Zeus," with Sony; in post on the second of season 2 of Stoned Breakups, which he created and hosts, and he has partnered with Blackmagic Collective to make his feature directorial debut this summer with his project, America's Next Top Immigrant. Ben's an alumnus of Sundance Screenwriters Intensive, Ryan Murphy's Half, NHMC TV Writers Workshop, Fox Writers Intensive, CBS Diversity Showcase, Project Involve, and a recipient of Will & Jada Smith's Family Foundation feature development grant. He's also written/directed the award-winning short BETTAS ("Best LGBTQ Short," IFS LA Film Festival), and the Apollo Award nominated short, ALPHA; his comedy shorts DIET & EXERCISE and STONED BREAKUPS: DANIEL have screened at LALIFF in the past.
|Type of Film||Episodic|
|Country of Origin||United States|
|Year Film Was Completed||2022|
|Created by||Benjamin-Shalom Rodriguez|
|Written by||Benjamin-Shalom Rodriguez|
|Edited by||Dominic Haxton|
|Music by||Justin Marshall Elias|
|Main Cast||Amanda Lehan-Canto, Caitlin Curl, Lydia Hooker, Katey Zouck, Doug Hanson, Kelsi Roberts|