HAPPY YUMMY CHICKEN
Taryn Manning (Orange is the New Black, Hustle & Flow, Crossroads), Suzzanne Douglas (How Stella Got Her Groove Back, Lifetime’s Whitney), Emma Myles (Orange is the New Black, Child of Grace) and Diane Guerrero (Jane the Virgin, Orange is the New Black) star in the upcoming musical theatre mockumentary Happy Yummy Chicken written by Brandon Monokian and directed by Anna Loyd Bradshaw.
Happy Yummy Chicken follows two men as they create a musical inspired by a news story of a woman sitting in a fried chicken restaurant for two months after a breakup. A satire of true events, the film takes a simultaneously outrageous and poignant view of the insane things we do for love and musical theatre. The film has been praised by the Huffington Post as a “delightful cult-classic,” “extremely smart,” and “reminiscent of other great mockumentary favorites like Drop Dead Gorgeous and Lisa Kudrow’s genius show, The Comeback.”
Rounding out the ensemble cast are Happy Yummy Chicken writer Brandon Monokian, Erik Ransom (GRINDR the Opera), Elaine Bromka (Uncle Buck, Days of Our Lives), Ashley Biel (Concussion), Julie Fain Lawrence (Concussion), Jessica Romano (Jerseylicious, Glam Fairy), Marissa Rosen (My Big Gay Italian Wedding), Michael Liscio Jr. (Pokémon, Avenue Q), Noam Ash (My Gay Roommate), Alexandra Giorgio (My Big Gay Italian Funeral) and Sharrod Williams (Broadway's Tuck Everlasting, Cats). The film also features a host of Philadelphia based talent including executive producer Katie Frazer, as well as actors Josephine Patane, Hillary Pusak, Mala Wright and Bonnie Kelly (who will next be seen on the Philly stage in the Walnut Street Theatre’s production of The Wizard of Oz).
The film features live music composed by Erik Ransom, Andy Peterson, Joey Contreras and Michael Liscio Jr. with additional songs by Suzzanne Douglas, Allison Strong, Lydia René, Michael Aquino and more.
For screening info and more, head to www.happyyummychicken.com
Brandon wrote a series of commercials for Joy's Hallmark starring Alexandra Giorgio and Emily Tully, filmed and edited by Jeff Wilkins and makeup by Samantha Linn. The commercials can be seen below.