Stop and Go

Mallory Everton, Stephen Meek, USA 2021, 80’
Polish premiere
Audience award nominated film. Vote after the screening.
Poser Superior

Is it possible to make a rebellious, expressive comedy and nostalgic road movie (all in one) about the COVID-19 pandemic? The authors of Stop and Go, a hit at this year’s South by Southwest festival, prove it is. At the same time, they don't lose sight of what is the most difficult in pandemic reality: loneliness and helplessness, fear for loved ones and unwanted life changes. All these experiences are shared by two sisters we meet in February 2020, when they have crazy and beautiful ideas for the months to follow. When we see them again, reality has already verified their plans. The women also receive a letter from the nursing home where their beloved grandmother lives. When it turns out that some of the residents have contracted the coronavirus, they decide to go there and bring her home. The long journey is an opportunity for talks, settling accounts, strange adventures and cementing sisterly bonds. At the same time, it proves to be an accelerated lesson in maturing and rediscovering yourself.

Audience award nominated film. Please pick up a voting card on entering the screening and tear in a place marking your opinion and throw it into an assigned box after the screening (cards and boxes will be available at the theaters). The filmmakers have a chance of winning $10,000. 

Magdalena Bartczak

Mallory Everton

Mallory Everton is a director, screenwriter and actress, born in 1989 in Portland. She is a graduate of Film Studies at Brigham Young University. She gained renonwn for starring in the comedy project Studio C, which she also co-wrote, and her appearance on NBC's comedy Bring the Funny. Several years ago, she founded JK! Studios, where she produces online comedy series and shows. Stop and Go is her directorial film debut.


2021 Na dobrej drodze / Stop and Go (Recovery) 

Stephen Meek

Stephen Meek is an actor, screenwriter, and comedian, born in 1988 in Hobbs, New Mexico. He graduated from Brigham Young University, where he met Mallory Everton and Whitney Call (whom he married a few years later). His projects include the Studio C and Divine Comedy. Meek and Everton coproduce online comedy series for JK! Studios, including Freelancers and Evening Plans. Stop and Go is his directorial film debut.


2021 Na dobrej drodze / Stop and Go (Recovery) 

Cast & Crew

director Mallory Everton, Stephen Meek
screenplay Mallory Everton, Whitney Call
cinematography Brenna Empey
editing Mallory Everton, Stephen Meek
music Eric Michael Robertson
sound Brenden Bytheway, Doug May
cast Mallory Everton, Whitney Call, Julia Jolley, Anne Sward Hansen, Stephen Meek, Jessica Drolet
producer Scott Christopherson, Abi Nielson Hunsaker, Babetta Kelly
production Sorø Films, Buzzfeed Studios
sales Sorø Films
language English
coloration colour
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