Director Monique Sorgen’s marital comedy Sorry, Not Sorry screening at Oscar Qualifying Cleveland International Film Festival 

Starring Wallace Langham (CSI, The Larry Sanders Show), Jessica Oyelowo (A United Kingdom, Alice In Wonderland) and M. Emmet Walsh (Blade Runner, Raising Arizona, Blood Simple).

Director Monique Sorgen’s short Sorry, Not Sorry, which was inspired by William Carlos William’s 1934 poem This is Just to Say, tells a humorous and relatable tale about being in a couple. This entertaining short film has been selected for numerous high profile film festivals including Cinequest Film Festival, Cleveland International Film Festival, Florida Film Festival and The American Pavilion of Emerging Filmmakers Showcase at Cannes.

A couple’s oneupmanship reaches unbelievable heights after a man eats his wife’s plums.

Writer/Director Monique Sorgen’s first short Pants on Fire garnered international distribution, screened on TV and airlines around the world, including the prestigious ARTE Network in Europe. Her directing work includes several music videos for the band Thirstbusters, which have been featured on Disney XD, The Dish Network and Yahoo Music. Currently, she is in post-production on a new short film, Bad BFF which will serve as a proof of concept for her feature film debut.

Producer Darryl Pugh Jr began his career as a Media Engineer for Disney. Today Darryl works as a Senior Video Channel Producer and Studio Manager for Capital Group, a Mutual Fund and Investment Firm. Throughout Darryl’s career he has produced a wide variety of content including documentaries, TV productions, web series, commercials, corporate videos, marketing content and independent films. He is currently enrolled in the Producing Program at UCLA Film School.

Sorry, Not Sorry will be screening at Cleveland International Film Festival on April 3rd at 9:10 pm, April 4th at 8:15 pm, April 5th at 12:00 pm and April 6th at 9:30 pm. It will also be screening at Florida Film Festival on April 13th at 8:00 pm and April 17th at 4:00 pm. 

“Sorry, Not Sorry” short film Trailer from Monique Sorgen on Vimeo.


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