PRODUCTION STAGE: Development
RELEASE DATE: Spring of 2020
WRITER: Matt Ferguson
DIRECTOR: Alfonso Maiorana
PRODUCERS: Francesco Giannini, Tamara Dupuis, Matt Ferguson
Unanswered questions about Bobby Kennedy are explored by three Canadian actors as they prepare to audition for a biopic.
A single father, his old flame and his bi-racial son improvise scenes from history. They gain a growing understanding about what motivated Bobby, his relationship with Jackie and his evolution on civil rights. They ultimately reach a shocking revelation about Bobby’s decision to run for president in 1968. But their work has reverberations for their own lives. Buried secrets from the past come to light. The old flame is rekindled. Father and son are forced to address the rift between them. Full of dark humor and honesty, “Run Bobby Run” delves deeper into history and the human heart.
Franky Films recently partnered Les Productions Ferguli to develop this great art film. Having already secured the key creative team including Alfonso Maiorana (Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked The World) and Paola Ridolfi (On the Basis of Sex), the producing partners are in post-production for a proof of concept, a 3 min. short film, that will present, to potential investors, the artistic direction this project will take. The team is also happy to have the support from actress Hélène Joy (Murdoch Mysteries, TV Series) that took on the female lead role for the proof of concept.