When the last factory in a small Rust Belt town closes, an unlikely hero emerges. Against the advice of his wife (Shire), a career employee (Gerety) forms a friendship with his neighbor in order to revive the defunct factory.

Working Man

Drama | 2020

Cast

Peter Gerety, Talia Shire, Billy Brown

Synopsis

When the last factory in a small Rust Belt town closes its doors, an unlikely hero emerges in dutiful, quiet Allery Parkes (Peter Gerety). A career employee of the factory, the aging Allery can’t reconcile how to live a life simply sitting at home doing nothing, and against the advice and pleas of his loving wife, Iola (Talia Shire), he forms an unlikely friendship with his charismatic neighbor, Walter Brewer (Billy Brown), in order to revive the defunct factory. As their community rallies around them – and as their former corporate bosses strategize how to implode this unexpected movement – Allery learns that he might be something he never thought possible: a leader.

Producers

Maya Emelle, Lovell Holder, Robert Jury, Clark Peterson

Director

Robert Jury


Official Selection, Interrobang Film Festival 2019
Official Selection, Long Beach International Film Festival 2019
Official Selection, Julien Dubuque Film Festival 2019
Official Selection, San Luis Obispo International Film Festival 2019
Official Selection, Buffalo International Film Festival 2019
Official Selection, Breckenridge Film Festival 2019
Official Selection, St. Louis International Film Festival 2019
Official Selection, Twin Cities Film Festival 2019
Official Selection, Newport Beach Film Festival 2019
Official Selection, Nashville Film Festival 2019
Official Selection, Santa Barbara International Film Festival 2019
Runner-Up - Audience Award for Best Narrative Feature, Woods Hole Film Festival 2019
Winner - Best Ensemble Award, Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival 2019
Winner - Best Narrative Feature, Kansas City Film Festival 2019
Winner - Best Narrative Feature, SCAD Savannah Film Festival 2019