“Dinner is the best form of foreplay. Especially when it leads to sex, guns and mayhem.” A special ops agent drops off the grid and into the kitchen, working incognito as a chef. When old lovers and comrades in arms come calling with guns blazing, Michael Dinner must put down his chef’s knife and pick up a gun.
Director: Mitchell P. Ganem
Writer: Mitchell P. Ganem
Year of Release: 2009
Running Time: 13
New England Connection: Filmed entirely on location in Portsmouth and Hampton Beach, New Hampshire with a cast & crew from the New Hampshire and Massachusetts film communities. Both Mitchell P. Ganem and producer Mark S. Constance were born and raised in New Hampshire. Mark still lives in the state and Mitchell spends as much time there as possible - especially in the summer!
Director(s) Bio:: Mitchell P. Ganem has written and directed extensively for both stage and screen. Most recently he completed the original screenplay No Visible Horizon for Tueleos Partners and the screenplay adaption of J.P. Polidoro’s thrilling novel Tattoo: Incident at the Weirs for First Light Management. He is very excited to direct his own screenplay Losing Jerry with the same great nefarious gang of lovers, hooligans and winos that he wrote and directed Killing Dinner with. Mitchell is co-writer of the screenplay Elvis Has Left the Building, which was directed by Joel Zwick and stars Kim Basinger and John Corbett. He has also recently written screenplays for Fearless Features, Dickenson-Gilroy and Spirit Productions. His other screenplays include Knightshade - which finished as one of the top ten finalists in the Writer’s Foundation America’s Best Competition, Love is a Tangle - which reached the final consideration round for The Sundance Institute’s Filmmaker’s Lab - and the often-optioned, but yet to be produced Sing me Back Home and The Fall of Dark. Mitchell has directed TV commercials for companies including The New Hampshire Division of Mental Health, Lord & Company and The New York State Division of Substance Abuse. His music video adventures include videos for Meghan Cary and Hofstra University. He also directed the short films "The Hunt," "Dangerous Acquaintances," and "It Came From New Jersey" - which won the SMPTE Grand Prize Award. For the stage, he has directed several of his own plays and the works of others, including Shakespeare and Strindberg. Most recently he directed his own play, A Train to Laugh, for The Barnstormers Theatre. His plays have been produced at theaters across the country and have won numerous awards, including the Playwrights Forum Award at the Spokane Civic Theater, the Grand Prize in the DFAP National One-Act Playwriting Competition and the New England Actors Theatre Short & NEAT Playwriting Contest.