Teddy, Out of Tune

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Film Info
Section:US Cinema
Running Time:66 min.
Director:Daniel Freeman
Producer:Daniel Freeman
Drew Connick
Tom E. Brown
Screenwriter:Drew Connick
Daniel Freeman
Cinematographer:Daniel Freeman
Cast:Drew Connick
Erin Manker
Melissa Vardey
Peter Hawks Cameron
Print Source:The Experimental Institute of Eastern Californiart
Note Writer:Elliott Breeden


Screening note: This digital screening is available to view between 12:01am PT on Friday, October 9, and 11:59pm PT on Sunday, October 18, and is available to ticket buyers and passholders within the United States.


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A remarkable hybrid of narrative and documentary, Teddy, Out of Tune is a poignant portrait of a charismatic but troubled wayward street musician. After the passing of his mother, Teddy decides to drive from Arizona to Canada to spread her ashes and give her a proper goodbye. With little more than the piano tethered to his truck, Teddy's solitary journey quickly becomes one of camaraderie and healing as he encounters various friends and characters along the way. Teddy, Out of Tune is a bold and arresting debut feature, deftly filmed in gorgeous kaleidoscopic cinema vérité-style by director Daniel Freeman. Freeman co-wrote the film with actor Drew Connick, whose raw performance as Teddy is the film’s dynamic life force. With Connick seamlessly and effortlessly embodying Teddy through compelling, unexpected interactions with real people along his trip, Teddy, Out of Tune is a gripping mix of fiction and non-fiction, full of keen observations about loss, stability, and growth.


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Additional Information

Daniel Freeman (director/producer/writer) is a filmmaker based in Berkeley, California. He is currently a FilmHouse resident within the SFFILM artist development program. Teddy, Out of Tune is his debut feature.