Attend a free pre-screening of Drunk Wedding with Harvardwood and then stick around afterward for Q&As with Nick Weiss (Writer-Director), Tony Weiss (Writer), and Couper Samuelson (Producer).
About DRUNK WEDDING: Jon and Elissa dreamed of having an epic destination wedding surrounded by their best friends. But their trip to paradise turns into an outrageous drunken weekend they wish they could forget. One hilarious bad decision leads to another as the jaw-dropping debauchery escalates into chaos that threatens to derail their wedded bliss.
Starring Nick P. Ross, J.R. Ramirez, Christian Cooke, Victoria Gold, Dan Gill, Anne Gregory, and more.
NICK WEISS decided to become a filmmaker after he was kicked out of Harvard University halfway through his freshmen year (due to a night of debaucherous pot-smoking gone very wrong). He bummed around making short films (and one ridiculous direct-to-video movie starring Tara Reid and Norm MacDonald) before he and an old friend hatched the idea to do a filthy wedding comedy that felt totally real. They scraped together a hundred grand, went down to central America, and finagled a bunch of free stuff from the Nicaraguan government. Paramount dug the movie, bought it, and they’re releasing it this month. Now Nick is writing more movies for Paramount and New Regency and developing TV with ABC. And he owes it all to the disciplinary board at Harvard.
TONY WEISS joined the "Drunk Wedding" team shortly after he moved to Los Angeles to attend the screenwriting program at the AFI Conservatory. The idea of a member of the wedding party causing chaos at a wedding appealed to Tony, as his brother Nick had just asked Tony to serve as best man at Nick's upcoming wedding. In addition to his crack work on writing drunken hook-up scenes, Tony has been awarded AFI's William J. Fadiman Screenwriter Award for best script by a recent graduate. He has also worked as an award-winning journalist, writing for a variety of national publications.
COUPER SAMUELSON is the President of Feature Production at Jason Blum’s Blumhouse Productions, which has produced some of the most popular original horror franchises, including Paranormal Activity, Insidious, Sinister and The Purge. While at Blumhouse, Samuelson has shepherded and executive-produced more than two dozen low-budget films, including hits like The Boy Next Door starring Jennifer Lopez and Ouija which has grossed over $110m worldwide and Whiplash, which he developed from a short film into the lowest-budget feature in history to win three Oscars. Prior to Blumhouse, Samuelson produced the upcoming Destination Wedding. Made for $100,000, the film will be the lowest-budget feature produced and released theatrically by a major studio in the modern era. Samuelson began his career at Todd Wagner and Mark Cuban’s 2929 Productions, where he co-produced movies such as James Gray’s We Own the Night and Two Lovers, both of which were nominated for the Cannes Palme d’Or.