Continue reading...Filmmaker Oliver Mann is premiering his inspirational underdog story, Such A Funny Life, in southern California theaters this week. The film will have its premiere at the Arena Cinelounge in Hollywood on Friday, November 8.
If you’re thinking the title of this movie is meant to be ironic, you’re right. Its central character, David Guitierrez, has lived a life no one would describe as “funny” unless they were messed up. David grew up mocked and abused in school, and mocked and abused even worse at home. The tragic death of his sister doesn’t help matters any.
In his teen years David picks up a few friends: he falls for a troubled girl named Mariah, he gains two friends named Tito (a straight-laced dude who grows up to be a club owner) and Rob (who grows up to become Brooklyn’s largest drug dealer). David’s lifelong dream is to make it as a stand-up comedian, and if you think he doesn’t have much of a shot, you haven’t read the biographies of many comedians — many of them developed...