Fits and Starts

Fits and Starts

David Warwik is a struggling writer who has been toiling away at the same novel for years. His wife Jennifer is a hot young literary figure, who has just released a new masterpiece. When her publisher invites the couple to an artists' salon at his home in Connecticut, the pair embark on a twisted journey, and David must face his demons and try to “not be weird” among the waspy salon guests and competitive art set in attendance. He encounters a dentist with publishing aspirations, a book critic full of condescending advice, a fellow writer who may know his wife a little too well, an old “friend," and a high powered bipolar literary agent who just might be able to help him...for a price.

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Laura Terruso




Director: Laura Terruso
Executive Producer: Stacey Parks
Producer: Margherita Arco, Neda Armian, Laura Terruso
Screenwriter: Laura Terruso
Cinematographer: Benjamin Rutkowski
Editor: Robert Grigsby Wilson
Production Designer: Katrina Whalen
Sound Designer: David Forshee
Music: Jay Israelson
Principal Cast: Wyatt Cenac, Greta Lee, Maria Dizzia, Alex Karpovsky, Ben Sinclair, Onur Turkel, John Rothman, Louis Cancelmi, Larry Murphy, Sam Seder


Submarine Entertainment
Publicity Contact
Rene Ridinger, MPRM Communications
Sales Agent
Josh Braun
Primary Entry: Platinum Badge, Film Badge
Secondary Entry: Music Badge, Interactive Badge, Film Festival Wristband

Year: 2017
Premiere Status: World Premiere
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Screening Section: Narrative Feature Competition
Screening Category: Narrative Feature
Country: United States
Language: English
Runtime: 84 mins