Be Good

Todd Looby

Todd Looby’s timely, autobiographically-inspired tale of the pressures and rewards of modern parenthood, shot mainly in the Ravenswood Manor area. Mary (Amy Seimetz, currently starring in the new Shane Carruth indie UPSTREAM COLOR) returns to work after maternity leave, leaving hubbie Paul (Thomas Madden of Looby’s last film LEFTY) in charge of their high-maintenance baby while he struggles to complete a screenplay.  With plenty of wry observational humor but a lack of sitcom clichés, Looby perceptively explores the ironic dilemma faced by many young couples: “a mom feels guilty that she’s working; a dad feels guilty that he’s not.”

BE GOOD made its Festival Premiere at the Midwest Independent Film Festival in February 2013, winning for Best Screenplay and Best Male Actor, earning nominations for Best Feature Film, Cinematographer, Editor, Female Actor and Director.

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Be Good - a Todd Looby film