ComingSoon.net has your exclusive first look at the trailer and poster for the comedy Sassy Pants, premiering at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival on Saturday, January 28th.
Written and directed by Coley Sohn, Sassy Pants was produced by Adam Wilkins and Pavlina Hatoupis, and executive produced by Eyde Belasco and Paul Korver. Anna Gunn, Ashely Rickards, Haley Joel Osment, Martin Spanjers, Rene Rosado, Shanna Collins, Drew Droege, Jenny O’Hara and Diedrich Bader star.
In the film, Bethany Pruitt (Rickards) is valedictorian of her class – her one student homeschool class. Stuck with younger brother Shayne (Spanjers) under their perky but oppressive mother June’s (Gunn) thumb, Bethany’s only escape is a teen fashion ‘zine courtesy of her absentee gay dad.
Life at dad Dale’s (Bader) mobile home is no picnic either. Despite the close bond she forms with his fun, younger boyfriend, Chip (Osment) Dad’s self-loathing, alcoholic outbursts weigh heavy on Bethany. She finds solace selling cloathes at a cheap, trendy retail chain, Jail Bait, but her petty, cutthroat coworkers cause a new set of “real world” navigation problems.
When Bethany learns about Fashion Art Technology Institute, aka F.A.T.I., she sees a chance to break free once and for all and forge her own brighter future. How she gets there will redefine her and her family and maybe even update her wardrobe.