When Mary (Amy Seimetz) returns to work after her maternity leave, Paul (Thomas J. Madden) is in charge of their "spirited" baby, Pearl, as he struggles to write a screenplay. Mary misses Pearl terribly, but her benefits are the only security to family has. As Paul's disinterest in his work grows, money becomes tighter and his attachment to Pearl intensifies - Mary is left out in the cold. It all comes to a head one day when Paul's good nature gets the best of him and he quickly becomes the jerk he thought he'd never be.
Todd Looby Award-winning filmmaker, Todd Looby was born and raised on the Southside of Chicago. Todd took only two film classes at the University of Illinois while studying Environmental Sciences. He returned to Chicago and began taking classes at Chicago's "iOs" (formerly Improv making rudimentary documentaries and comedic shorts, Todd began tackling feature film work in late 2005 while working full-time as a commercial construction manager.
LEFTY, Todd's second narrative feature screened at several fests across the country and was given "4-1/2 stars" and names among "The Top 10 Movies of 2009..." by the Chicago Tribune's Metromix. Looby is self-distributing LEFTY DVDs and streaming the film on Indieflix.com. His follow-up. "Son of None," is a narrative short Todd shot in Liberia, West Africa. "Son of None" went on to win the Special Jury Awards at Slamdance 2011 and the Boston Film Fest.
Currently, Todd is adapting the book, A Saint on Death Row, by New York Times Best-selling author, Thomas Cahill. He is also editing a feature-length documentary, Solo Madres: Stories of the Families Left Behind- which he and his wife shot in Honduras.
Todd's work often blends off-beat humor and drama in character studies that aim to entertain, inform and challenge audiences.
PRECEDED BY SHORT FILM
U.S.A., 2012, 18 mins, Color
Director: Aaron Harvey
A socially awkward man, suffering from acute anxiety disorder, tries to establish an ill-fated relationship with a convenience store clerk.