"This is where film festival shit gets real: A work-in-progress screening of a indie film scrapped together by hundreds of people literally donating money or time and talent to get the thing made. And you can trust that if all of that is being done to make a film, then that film has got a lot of reasons to “live.” I know Jenni Tooley. She’s been at my fests and on my red carpets and I would be there checking this thing out and supporting her if I could. You should.", John Wildman, Festworks
"I think it’s one of those rare artistic films that we need to experience more than once and even if we only have that short experience and never go back to it, we are all the better for it. And the mark of a truly great filmmaker us someone who can give us such a cathartic emotional experience within their work even if we hate it, but forces us to take a cold hard look at ourselves and realize that our problems can be the same for everyone. It’s what we do with them that counts. No, this may not be a film that you revisit every so often. And it may be like Schindler’s List where it’s once-in-a-decade or even one-in-a-generation type of film that you experience, but it’s the experience we get with it that truly counts and you can’t say that about every movie that’s ever made. There are films that simply may just entertain us, but films like this that change our perception and make us really see first hand, the human condition, they’re even better. Stuck is a wonderful experience even if it’s only and we at That Nerd Show recommend everybody have that experience at least once."- Marcus Blake, That Nerd Show
STUCK is complete!
A ballerina with a baby and a coke habit. A regret-filled sister caught between her head and her heart. A country singer hiding out in her hometown. And at the center - one woman struggling to remember them all through the veil of her fading memories. STUCK is a grass-roots funded independent art film conceived by Jenni Tooley in 2001. After 15 years of being STUCK, Ms Tooley decided to raise money for the film herself and was able to raise $43K with the help of friends, colleagues and family from 2015-19 to produce the film. Over $150K of in-kind donations allowed her to produce the film over the course of 4 months on location in Dallas. After another 2 years in post and sa additional $50K in pro-bono contributions, STUCK was completed and ready to go! 99% of the cast and crew are from Dallas, TX and the producing team consists entirely of women.