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Saying yes to the future means letting go of the past
From the filmmakers of That's Not Us comes a new feature about relationship and commitment.
When Sarah accidentally proposes to her girlfriend in Provincetown, she finds herself at odds with her partner's expectations of their future. The mixup sends both women on different journeys of marital exploration. Sarah, a documentary filmmaker, begins interviewing same-sex couples in an attempt to overcome her fear of divorce. Kristen, who's ready to tie the knot, sees a future version of her life with Sarah where career and passion threaten to pull the women apart.
Integrating interviews with real couples, The Ring Thing explores the intimate constructs of marriage and what it means to be committed - to your partner and to yourself.
Directed by Will Sullivan
Written by Will Sullivan and Derek Dodge
Produced by Sarah Wharton and Jess Weiss
Starring Nicole Pursell, Sarah Wharton, Matt Connolly, and Cheryl Pickett
Will Sullivan (Writer, Director)
A graduate of NYU, William is one of the only students in the school’s history to graduate with a double BFA in Film Production and Drama. Most recent features include PERCIVAL'S BIG NIGHT, THAT'S NOT US and JANE WANTS A BOYFRIEND. JANE was acquired by FilmBuff for a 10-city theatrical release in 2016, recently won the Best Actress and Best Ensemble Awards from the Napa Valley Film Festival. THAT'S NOT US was released as a Netflix Exclusive by Stand Releasing, and played over 35 film festivals in 2015.
Derek Dodge (Writer, Cinematographer)
Derek Dodge is a director, producer and cinematographer. He creates multi-platform content for celebrities like Patrick Dempsey and Katie Couric, and major TV networks like CNN and the Discovery Channel. He is a former CNN producer and Travel Channel video journalist. He earned a degree in Cinematography at the School of Visual Arts in New York City.
SARAH WHARTON (PRODUCER, ACTOR)
Sarah is an award-winning producer and actor based in New York City. Her feature "That’s Not Us" played at over 35 festivals around the world and was released as a Netflix exclusive through Strand Releasing. She currently works in development with The Spangler Group - a film, television and theater production company currently developing "Happy Trails", a Broadway-bound musical written by Tony and Oscar-winner, Marshall Brickman (Jersey Boys) and composed by Oscar-winner, T. Bone Burnett ("Crazy Heart"). She is currently in pre-production for "Bite Me", a subversive romantic comedy about a real-life vampire and the IRS agent who audits her with Executive Producer Jack Lechner ("Blue Valentine”).
JESS WEISS (PRODUCER)
Jess Weiss is a New York-based producer, with over ten years of production experience in short and feature films, fiction and documentary, branded campaigns, corporate videos and live events. She was an associate producer on the features KNUCKLEHEAD, starring Academy Award nominee Alfre Woodard and Gbenga Akinnagbe, and LET ME MAKE YOU A MARTYR, starring Mark Boone Jr. and Marilyn Manson, both available on most streaming platforms. Most recently, she produced THE HONEYMOON PHASE, a psychological thriller starring François Chau and Tara Westwood, in a futuristic experiment with newlywed couples stuck in a house for a month with the hope of a financial award. Upcoming projects include NORTHERN, winner of the Best Action/Adventure category at the Table Read My Screenplay.