One Too Many Mornings

Michael Mohan, USA 2010, 90’

Fischer can’t remember a morning without a hangover, and to underscore that the film opens with a vivid heaving vomiting scene. Cut and Fischer vomits again, this time hitting an eight-year-old, one of his students, because when he is not drinking and partying, Fischer is a PE teacher. During one of the lessons, Peter, an old high school buddy shows up. They haven’t seen each other in a few years, but Peter’s girlfriend cheated on him, so he’s come to treat his broken heart with booze and one night stands with Fischer. Partying is what Fischer does best – it does not matter with who or where, as long as it’s hardcore. In fact, he has no other goals or ambitions. Vulgar and absurd dialogues, infantile and insolent characters ‘going with the flow,’ mean One Too Many Mornings is reminiscent of films by Kevin Smith. The difference is that the black and white Clerks was raw and rough, while Michael Mohan’s debut is aesthetic. The elegantly composed shots, excellent rhythm, and great editing make One Too Many Mornings a standout coming-of-age comedy. All the more so, because the boys in question technically grew up a long time ago.

Ewa Szabłowska


Nashville FF 2010 – jury prize for new directors, best actor

Michael Mohan

Michael Mohan makes films of all shapes and sizes. He is currently the head of video for the indie record label Dangerbird Records, after holding various positions at the Sundance Institute. Most recently, Mohan directed music videos and a series of promos for non-profit organizations. His video installation The Interrogation has appeared in several galleries after premiering at the Aqua Art Fair in Miami. He has worked with such artists as Silversun Pickups, The Mae-Shi, Division Day, and The One AM Radio; his short film work has screened at festivals worldwide. One Too Many Mornings is his first feature-length film.


2004 La dentista (kr. m. / short)

2006 Initiation (kr. m. / short)

2007 Casual Encounters (kr. m. / short)

2010 O jeden ranek za daleko / One Too Many Mornings


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director Michael Mohan
screenplay Anthony Deptula, Stephen Hale, Michael Mohan
cinematography Elisha Christian
editing Bryan Irving
music Capybara, The One AM Radio, Brad Breeck, Hypercolors, Dappled Cities, Sean Bones, John Spiker, Floating Action
cast Stephen Hale, Anthony Deptula, Tina Kapousis, Jonathan Shockley, Jeanette Baity, V.J. Foster, William Freeman, Libby West
producer Anthony Deptula, Stephen Hale
production Monkey With A Camera Productions
sales Rena Ronson, United Talent Agency (UTA)
language English
coloration b&w
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