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Better Half

World Premiere

Director: Patrick Phelan

United States, 2022, 85 min

Shooting Format:RED

Festival Year:2023

Category:Narrative Feature

Genres:Comedy, Romance, Romantic Comedy

Cast:Connor Paolo, Dianne Doan, Sean Marquette, Jamie Donnelly

Crew:Writer: Patrick Henry Phelan. Producers: Charles Irving Beale, Jess Jacklin, Jake Bowen. Score: Bijan Olia


According to Greek Mythology, humans were once two-faced, four armed, four legged creatures, until Zeus split us in two, leaving us in an endless search for our other halves. Fast forward to modern day: Arturo, a hopeless romantic in search of true love, and Daphne, a serial polygamist allergic to commitment, meet for what should be a one-night stand, and quite literally find their other half when their bodies fuse during sex. The haphazard journey to come undone might just reveal what they’d been missing all along.

About the director

Patrick was born in the sticks of Massachusetts. After years of working as an Assistant Director in New York City, he received an MFA in Screenwriting from the University of Southern California. He now resides in Los Angeles with his wife and dog. Better Half is his feature debut.

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