MonaVision Films, the production company behind the made-for-TV movie Simpler Times starring Jerry Stiller and featuring Anne Meara, directed by Steve Monarque.
“Simpler Times” follows Harry (Jerry Stiller), a recently widowed man in his golden years, who has reluctantly moved in with his daughter and son-in-law. On his first morning in their home, all Harry wants is a cup of coffee and his daily newspaper. Instead, he finds himself on a bizarre search through town that leaves him newspaper-less and trapped in the world of modern technology. This family comedy features Stiller’s trademark style as well as an unexpected dramatic performance, and special guest star Anne Meara, the other half of the legendary comedy duo Stiller & Meara, in their last appearance on-screen together.
Based on Steve Monarque’s original one-act play “Please Say A Command”, “Simpler Times” was directed by Monarque, with cinematography by Zachary P. McGeehan, screenplay co-written by Monarque and Geoffrey Gormley and original score by Dirk Kennedy. Presented by MonaVision Films and produced in association with Ten Hats Productions and Executive Producer Dawn Eaton, the full cast includes Jerry Stiller (Seinfeld, King of Queens, Zoolander), Anne Meara (King of Queens, The Ed Sullivan Show, Archie Bunker's Place), Amy Stiller (Tropic Thunder, The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, The Cable Guy) , Steve Monarque (Friday the 13th: The Series, Sixteen Candles, Under the Boardwalk), Armando Merlo, Laura Carbonell, Leigh Ann Pedra. “Simpler Times” also features a theme song with original music by Jerry Stiller and lyrics by Laura Carbonell Smith, entitled “Harry’s Theme (Simpler Times)”.
MonaVision Films will present a private staged reading of Steve Monarque's THAT'S LIFE, a full-length play with music, directed by Mel Johnson Jr.Tuesday May 22, 2018 at 4:30pm at Prohibition Lounge, 503 Columbus Ave @ 84th St NYC.Industry may RSVP…