Synopsis: A group of uninspired twenty somethings near the bible belts buckle reflect on their
lives to date. When the town's one success story returns they realize the bandwagon wasn't the
ride they expected.
Directed by: Chuck M.F. Deuce
Produced by: Eric Snider & Jason Downey
Starring: Jason M. Downey as Brandon
Landry ‘Dat Boi’ Dunn as Victor
Daniel ‘Mr. Goodbar’ Guess as Marcus
Erica Sellers as Claire
Chelsea Pennington as Alex
Hannah Johnson as Leslie
Katelyn ‘Kay’ Day as Jessica
Brian Gaughan as Raashad
Katie Barfield as Nikki
and William Griffith as Mike
About the Film:
Originally conceived as a stage play, the idea started to take form as a movie instead, as
financing and crew members quickly started coming together. Casting and rehearsals began in
the fall of 2011. As with most films of any budget, cast and crew scheduling as well as budget
issues almost halted the production altogether. Chuck learned how to use a camera, edit
footage and sync audio over the course of the production just to see his dream come to light.
As word of the production spread, many local bands, businesses and technical experts
became involved. They offered music for the soundtrack, locations for shooting, and expertise.
Good Luck with That is not just the story of one artist’s first foray into film, or a gathering of
misfits in middle America. It is the story of how individuals from the center of Louisville's art
scene and independent business came together to see a single idea come to fruitition.
About The Crew:
JW Boone - Director of Photography: JW, or Boone, to his friends, is an accomplished
photographer for his age. A student of photography and arts at UofL, he signed on to the movie
when the subject of rumored movie script came up during a discussion of a new video for
Skyscraper Stereo. Boone was gracious enough to quickly teach Chuck everything he knew
before moving on to other projects before the film’s completion. His initial involvement was a
huge motivator for getting the project off the ground.
Dustin Black - Second Camera: An accomplished videographer, Dustin added some of the more
imaginative camera angles and camera movements in the film. He also acted in a 2nd unit’s
role, helping film exterior shots and transitions.
Eric Snider - Producer: Eric Snider’s involvement in Good Luck with That was pivotal. It was, in
no exaggeration, the difference between the movie just being an idea in Chuck’s head to the
film on the screen. A concert and party promoter in Louisville, Eric overheard Chuck and Boone
daydreaming about filming a movie, and offered to add financing on the spot. He contributed
motivation and business guidance to Chuck and Jason during production, and is also the
promoter of the screening and after parties.
Editing, color grading, and original music, were all performed by Chuck, at Skyscraper Stereo Sound studio.
About the Director:
Lawrence JaWon Dunn, also known as Chuck M.F. Deuce is a Multi Media Director from
Louisville, KY. A musician since the age of 12, he played guitar in garage bands in high school.
He studied former music and studio production classes at Omega Studios and George Mason
University in Washington DC. In 2007 he founded the hip hop collective Skyscraper Stereo.
Acting as producer and creative director of the group, their innovative production and energetic
live stage show earned them the respect of local rock bands, and opened doors for other hip
hop groups to perform in venues that were previously closed off to hip hop.
While editing scenes for the movie, a trailer for Good Luck with That came online in
February 2012. Interest grew, for not only the movie, but Chuck’s perspective through the lens.
As a result, Chuck would direct commercials for the Pizza chain Spinelli’s, and music videos for
rock bands such as On My Honor and Uh Huh Baby Yeah, in addition to his own group,
During the recording of their third album ‘Homebois in OuterSpace’ Chuck began writing
a screenplay to take his mind off the stress of making music. Based loosely off the themes of
the classic Eugene O Neal play, ‘The Iceman Cometh,’ his story would deal with the illusion and
false hope offered by pipe dreams to his generation.
The soundtrack of Good Luck with That is nothing short of an all-star list of who's who in
Louisville’s music scene, and represents a cross-genre selection of choice music.
The artists included in Good Luck with That’s soundtrack are: Uh Huh Baby Yeah, T Razor,
Slithering Beast, Cougar Express, Beach Heart, D Fresh, Jalin Roze, Scanners, Actual People,
and of course, Skyscraper Stereo.
Good Luck with That was screened at Baxter Ave Theaters at 7:00pm on Sunday, March 16th.
The movie is being submitted to a number of film festivals in the region.