About the Film
The Pack is a powerful story about a young man who is prosecuting his mother for killing his father via her second-hand smoke.
The Pack stars Lucie Arnaz (The Jazz Singer), Roger Robinson (Rubicon, Winner of 2009 Tony Award in Joe Turner Has Come and Gone), Carlos Leon(She Hates Me, The Woodsman, The Replacement Killer), Elisabeth Moss (Speed the Plow, Girl Interrupted, Madmen), Adam Ferrara (Rescue Me, Definitely, Maybe, Dirty Movie), Tibor Feldman (The Devil Wears Prada, Enchanted, The International), Zach Galligan (Gremlins, Let them Chrip A While).
Legally plausible, The Pack brings to the forefront the complexities and anguish of how any of us can get caught in the cultural and legal shift of our nation. The question The Pack catches us all with is:
"What if your behavior was legally accepted for dozens of years and all of a sudden it came into question?"
In a hand-picked case, an ambitious Assistant District Attorney (Carlos Leon) prosecutes a wife and mother (Lucie Arnaz) for three counts of murder after her forty-seven year old husband (Scott Bryce) dies of lung cancer from allegedly breathing her second-hand smoke for thirty years. Mourning the loss of his father, their twenty-four year old son (Ryan Homchick) decides to testify against his mother.
At first, the jury struggles with what appears to be a ridiculous case, but one juror’s doubts forces the jury into an intriguing, emotional and complicated choice regarding addiction, loyalty and individual responsibility.
Inspired by real life stories and documented cases director/writer Alyssa Rallo Bennett (Sonnets in the City, The Weather Report, Dance for Me Velma, Jack & Jill, and Juden Rift – 2004 Fade In Screenplay Award) weaves together the jury’s cinema verite style deliberation, provocative courtroom testimony, flashbacks and the family’s intimate homestyle movies using both 35mm and digital cinematography.
The Pack was co-produced by Ms. Bennett and Josselyne Herman-Saccio (Anne B. Real, Tollbooth, A&E’s Biography, They’re Just My Friends, Madness Is Catching).