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Somebody Up There Likes Me


Thirty-five years in the life of Max (Keith Poulson), his best friend Sal (Nick Offerman) and a woman they both adore, Lyla (Jess Weixler).The trio stumble through mandatory but seemingly unfulfilling entanglements, at weddings, funerals, hospitals, eateries, divorce courts and the tool shed. A deadpan fable about time sneaking up on and swerving right around us.


Director(s): Bob Byington

Executive Producer(s): Christos V. Konstantakopoulos, Morgan Coy

Producer(s): Hans Graffunder, Nick Offerman

Screenwriter(s): Bob Byington

Cinematographer: Sean Price Williams

Editor(s): Frank V. Ross, Stephen Gurewitz

Production Designer: George Dishner

Sound Designer: Lyman Hardy

Music: Chris Baio

Additional Credits: Animation: Bob Sabiston, Costume Designer: Kim H. Ngo, Lily Walker, Music Supervisor: Lauren Marie Mikus

Principal Cast: Keith Poulson, Nick Offerman, Jess Weixler, Stephanie Hunt, Kevin Corrigan, Kate Lyn Sheil, Marshall Bell, Jonathan Togo, Megan Mullally, Anna Margaret Hollyman

Director Bio


Bob Byington is an award-winning independent American film director, screenwriter, and actor living in Austin, Texas. He is most noted for his films RSO (Registered Sex Offender) (2008) and Harmony and Me (2009) which the LA Times describes as a "collision of joyous whimsy and bittersweet melancholy."


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