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Better Half

Nominated for 

Best Director

Directors: Pete Johnson & Adam Jones

23' • United States • 2019


After 40-years of codependent marriage, a husband makes a life changing decision to ensure that he will never have to endure another waking moment with his wife.

Writer: Pete Johnson & Adam Jones

Producer: Joe Calabrese, In Association with SATURDAY MORNING

Director of Photography: Nicholas Bupp
Editor: Tom Scherma
Prodcution Designer: Daniela Clementi
Music: JSM Music
Executive Producers: Steve Marchese, Joel Simon, Joe Calabrese & Pete Johnson

Cast: Tom Mardirosian, Ronnie Farer

Director's Bio:
Pete Johnson is a creative director/writer with lengthy experience in commercials and now short film. Currently, he serves as the Executive Creative Director of Deutsch NY where he oversees the creative development for the agency’s national and global accounts. Along the way he’s won many industry awards including Cannes Lions, Clios, One Show and in his free time he’s managed to pen many short and feature length screenplays. A Better Half is his directorial debut. Adam has directed hundreds of TV commercials and content projects for national and international brands around the world. He’s developed a wheelhouse in comedy dialogue, improv and visual storytelling. Along the way his spots and shorts have won a number of awards including Cannes Lions, Clios and CA Annual as well as a handful of film festival awards. His web series, “The Stay-At-Home Dad”, was lauded by Comedy Central and viewed over 4 million times.

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