“Ham on Rye has the uncanny echo of a disturbing real-life dream. A hauntingly off-kilter revision of the end-of-high-school drama.”
—Richard Brody, The New Yorker
Ham on Rye, a coming-of-age comedy centered on the nervous excitement of youth and the strange horror of entering adulthood uses an expansive ensemble of over one hundred performers, including non-actors, musicians, 90's Nickelodeon child stars, and more, to explore a suburban community’s relationship with a prom-like ritual and the decay of the human spirit. It begins with the crowd-pleasing spirit of a John Hughes movie and fades slowly into an off-kilter dystopia with the energy of Dazed and Confused.
Directed by Tyler Taormina
Written by Tyler Taormina, Eric Berger
Produced by Kevin Anton, Michael Basta, Eric Berger, David Croley Broyles, David Entin, Carson Lund, Tyler Taormina, Sergio Uguet de Resayre
Cinematography by: Carson Lund
Edited by Kevin Anton
Music by Deuter
Cast: Haley Bodell, Cole Devine, Audrey Boos, Gabriella Herrera, Adam Torres, Sam Hernandez, Luke Darga, Blake Borders, Timothy Taylor, Gregory Falatek, Laura Wernette, David Croley Broyles, Henry Nolin, Hal Rothwell, Grant McLellan and Dan Jablons.
With Special Appearances by Lori Beth Denberg, Danny Tamberelli, Clayton Snyder, Aaron Schwartz
Production Companies: Tago Clearing Film Studio, Omnes Films
Festivals: Locarno Film Festival, Santa Barbara International Film Festival, Maryland Film Festival, Sydney Underground Film Festival, Sarasota Film Festival, Oak Cliff Film Festival, and more