‘Friends Effing Friends Effing Friends’ Film Review
Relationships are already complicated so just imagine what would happen if you sleep with your boyfriend’s best friend then your ex-boyfriend sleeps with your best girlfriend’s roommate..who also slept with …. Ok I am going to stop right there and let you watch the film and all the sleeping around. When I started to watch ‘Friends Effing Friends Effing Friends’ I honestly taught okay..what is going on here, was this going to be some over the top film trying to be funny. Well rather quickly I was…OMG stuff like this happens with relationships.
Alright so let me get it right for you, the film opens with Steve(Graham Skipper) and Laura(Jillian Leigh) a couple dealing with their own issues having dinner with Steve’s best friend Jacob(Tyler Dawson). And it’s clear that this trio is close as they talk about their..(umm private parts) and how they behaved as young boys in school. It’s all fun and banter but Steve and Laura are bent on finding Jacob the right girl. Jacob seems to have trouble finding love but is not quite ready to settle down. However when he is set up with Sarah(Christina Gooding) sparks fly but trouble is in the wind when he meets Camille(Vanessa Dubasso) and has that instant sexual attraction, but let’s not forget he really likes Sarah. Okay so you see where I am headed with this..infidelity,lies and always thinking the grass is greener on the other side of the road.
‘Friends Effing Friends Effing Friends’ is smart sexy, uncomfortably in your face and honest as we follow these friends down the rabbit hole of love. Writer/director/producer Quincy Rose is not afraid to make you question your idea of love and commitment and with such a strong cast of characters, it’s easy to see why audiences would love this film. His writing is clever and real and I think this film resonates with the current climate in today’s world of dating. Can you find the one? And would you know it if you did?
So if you like funny,sexy, frank, intelligent story telling,”Friends Effing Friends Effing Friends’ should be on your list of films for 2016.
QUINCY ROSE – WRITER / DIRECTOR / PRODUCER
Quincy Rose is a New York-based, American filmmaker and actor, born and raised in Los Angeles. Son of the late, venerated, comedy writer, Mickey Rose, Quincy’s earliest memories include wandering the halls of The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson, where he was struck by the magic bug and knew he would make a career in entertainment and cinema. Some of his credits include: Melinda and Melinda, written and directed by Woody Allen; Accepted, directed by Steve Pink; and the upcoming Chuck Hank and the San Diego Twins written and directed by Jonathan Keevil. Quincy starred in his own pilot, The Quincy Rose Show, which he co- created/wrote, working alongside Nicholas Brendon, Jack McGee and Lee Garlington. Quincy has also written, directed and acted in short films and the web series Untreated. IndieWIRE called Quincy’s debut feature film, Miles to Go, which he starred in, wrote and directed, “One of the 12 indie-films to watch on VOD in May 2015.” Friends Effing Friends Effing Friends is Quincy’s second feature film as writer/director. He is currently in Pre-Production on his next feature, The Narcissists, scheduled to begin shooting in New York City in Fall 2016.
TYLER DAWSON – ACTOR
Tyler Dawson is an actor and producer best known for his role in Bellflower, an American indie film that premiered at the 2011 Sundance film festival. His current projects include Chuck Hank and the San Diego Twins, The Forgotten Man as well as Friends Effing Friends Effing Friends. Originally from Vancouver, Canada, Tyler has been involved in film and theater since a young age. He currently lives in Vancouver and Los Angeles.
JILLIAN LEIGH – ACTRESS
An indie film darling, Leigh has had critically acclaimed performances in the award winning flicks City Baby, A Big Love Story, Echo Lake, and The Badger Game, for which she won “Best Supporting Actress.” IndieWIRE writes, “Leigh seems to acknowledge her patterns and flaws, and knows how to use them to her advantage. Leigh does terrific work that suggests a major shift in her perspective.” Also a stage actress, director and playwright Leigh had a fantastic run of her hit play Pie at The Robert Moss Theater in New York City. For her sophomore play, Hooked, Leigh was awarded the honors of “Best Original Play” and “Best Actress” at this year’s Los Angeles Theater Festival. Leigh is currently residing in Los Angeles and working on her newest play.
GRAHAM SKIPPER – ACTOR
Graham Skipper is an actor, writer, and director most known for his work in the horror genre. Most recently he starred as Zack Connors in the telekinetic revenge thriller The Mind’s Eye (RLJ Entertainment, TIFF Midnight Madness 2015), directed by Joe Begos. Also with Begos, Graham played Seth Hampton in the critically acclaimed horror film, Almost Human (IFC Midnight, TIFF Midnight Madness 2013), and is also known for originating the role of Herbert West in Re-Animator The Musical, directed by genre legend Stuart Gordon and playing for over four years in Los Angeles, NYC, the UK, and Las Vegas. Other film roles include Carnage Park (Sundance Film Festival 2016, dir. Mickey Keating), Beyond The Gates (w/ Chase Williamson, Brea Grant, & Barbara Crampton), Tales of Halloween (dir. Neil Marshall, Darren Bousman, & Andrew Kasch/John Skipp), and Dementia (IFCMidnight, w/ Gene Jones). Graham has also wrapped production on his debut feature film as writer/director, Sequence Break. He lives in Los Angeles with his aerial acrobat wife Jordann and their dog Mufasa. www.GrahamSkipper.com