The End of Blessings
Friday, December 4, 2015, 6:15PM-8:25PM
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Director: John Rice
Category: Narrative Short
Runtime: 10 minutes
Place of Origin: Pittsburgh, PA
Shooting Locations: Pittsburgh, PA

Synopsis: (Drama) 'The End of Blessings' follows an African American cyclist on his weekly Sunday ride past an older Italian couple who sit on their porch after church. This quiet, understated film deals with the nuance of their exchanges as it takes us on a series of uphill journeys that reflect the life journeys of us all.

Cast: Mary Ballerini, Larry John Meyers , Stephen Oney

Crew: Writers: Jim Daniels; Producers: Jim Daniels, Jonathan Joseph, John Rice; composer: Jeff Berman; sound: Andrew Halasz

Production Background & Fun Facts: Our search for someone that could do the repeated hill climbs required for the cyclist on our limited production schedule led us to a young doctoral student who played on the writer's softball team.

Festivals & Accolades: Three Rivers Film Festival