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The Wedding Party (2017 film)

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The Wedding Party
Directed byThane Economou
Produced by
  • Ryan Hawkins
  • Al Engemann
  • James Lentzsch
Screenplay byThane Economou
  • Blake Lee
  • Allison Paige
  • Joel Johnstone
  • Meg Cionni
  • Brian Thomas Smith
  • Kat Palardy
  • Moses Storm
  • Ziah Colon
  • Molly Burnett
  • James Lentzsch
CinematographyWilliam Kamp III
Running time
119 minutes
CountryUnited States

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The Wedding Party is a 2017 American romantic comedy film, written and directed by Thane Economou. The film was shot in one continuous 119 minute take.[1][2]


When chaos ensues at his best friend's wedding, Jim (Blake Lee), a recently heartbroken groomsman, is tasked with managing the reception. In part with his former high school sweetheart, he’s forced to wrangle his unruly friends to maintain order, all while learning to love again.[3][self-published source]


  • Blake Lee as Jim
  • Allison Paige as Alex
  • Joel Johnstone as Paul
  • Meg Cionni as Margene
  • Brian Thomas Smith as Colt
  • Kat Palardy as Greta
  • Moses Storm as Skyler
  • Ziah Colon as Bethanie
  • Molly Burnett as Lisa
  • James Lentzsch as Quentin
  • Deniz Akdeniz as Pastor Kyle
  • Arturo Del Puerto as Maximiliano
  • Brett Rice as Tobias
  • Jerry Minor as The Baker


The film was shot entirely in one continuous 119 minute take. The actors and camera operators rehearsed on location for three weeks, and the entire film was shot a total of five times.[4] The released film is take five.[5]


The film played at film festivals such as the Sedona Film Festival and the St. Louis International Film Festival - where it received the Technical Brilliance Award.[6]

In August 2017, the film was released on Netflix.[7]


  1. "The Wedding Party Trailer". /Film. 16 May 2017.
  2. "'The Wedding Party' Trailer Reveals Romantic Comedy Shot Entirely in One Take". Collider.com. 16 May 2017.
  3. Murray, Ken (2017-06-06). "Review: The Wedding Party". The Nerds Templar. Retrieved 2020-07-28.
  4. "'The Wedding Party': Sound Mixer Michael "Kriky" Krikorian Tracks a Single-Shot Feature Film". Sound & Picture. 2016-09-08. Retrieved 2020-07-28.
  5. Kalafatis, Joanna. "'The Wedding Party': How Thane Economou Made a One-Shot Comedy". Hollywood.GreekReporter.com. Retrieved 2020-07-28. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  6. "St. Louis International Film Festival Announces Winners". Webster-Kirkwood Times, Inc. Retrieved 2020-07-28.
  7. Goldberg, Matt (2017-07-26). "Here's What's Coming to Netflix in August 2017". Collider. Retrieved 2020-07-28.

Category:2017 films Category:American romantic comedy films

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