Sorry, Thanks


  • Reeling from a brutal break-up, Kira (Kenya Miles) sleeps with Max (Wiley Wiggins), a charming but disheveled wreck already committed to long-term girlfriend Sara. Max (no emotional sophisticate) becomes obsessed, mostly with Kira, but vaguely with his curious lack of conscience as well. Kira, fighting to win a job she hates and running aimless romantic loops, faces the precarious double challenge of choosing a next step and charting a course back to sanity. Good luck leading with your heart, when your heart is an utter emotional idiot.

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  • A new brand of indie ensemble comedy, Sorry, Thanks charts the play-by-play as small simple acts reap harrowing personal consequences. And also funny ones: adopting a shelter cat in search of moral insight, killing yourself to advance in a career you don't really want, flying blindly, trying to do better. And failing to do better. The film charts inner turmoil, deep fallibility, and the wreckage of self-delusion (in a laughy kind of way).
  • Sorry, Thanks was shot entirely on location in San Francisco's vivid Mission District. The film is built on idiosyncratic performances from 30 mostly non-professional actors (and 2 cats, plus an alternate), cast locally in San Francisco (with the exception of Wiley Wiggins and Andrew Bujalski, who play best buddies in a tug-of-war friendship on the frontlines of Max's emotional shortcomings). Sorry, Thanks marks the directorial debut of filmmaker Dia Sokol.

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    Wiley Wiggins has starred in Richard Linklater's films Dazed and Confused and Waking Life (on which he also worked as an animator), as well as in the Zellner brothers' brazenly Bulbovian movie Frontier. Most recently he appeared in David Zellner's film Goliath, which premiered at the 2008 Sundance Film Festival.
  • KENYA MILES (Kira)
    Kenya Miles hails from Washington DC by way of New York by way of Oaxaca. She is a nomad at heart, and enamored of textile art and indigenous cultures. She has worked on numerous projects (in the art department and on motion graphics) in film and television, but considers it all of a former life. She is in search of herself one country at a time. Kenya lives and works in Oakland, California, or wherever her passport is presently stamped.
    Andrew Bujalski wrote and directed the films Funny Ha Ha and Mutual Appreciation, both of which he acted in as well. He won the Independent Spirit Someone to Watch Award in 2004 and has appeared in IFC Films' Hannah Takes the Stairs, as well as 2008's Goliath. His third feature, Beeswax, premiered at the 2009 Berlin Film Festival. He types 89 wpm.
    Ia Hernandez was born in Lima, Peru, and raised in Northern California. She was discovered by the director through a mutual friend (and one-time roommate). Sorry, Thanks marks her acting debut (unless you count a couple high school musicals, in which she requested the tiniest roles, due to freaky-ass stage fright). In real life, Ia works with children on the autism spectrum and is earning a Masters degree in education. She also spends a fair amount of time doting on her cat, Alister (spelled like that because he's an A-lister and could get into all the hip clubs if he wanted to).
    Born and raised in the town of Ukiah, California, Donovan Baddley has since: broken up a fist fight on national television, hugged a camel in Tunisia, and sold a winning $33 million lottery ticket in his capacity as a liquor store clerk. He currently produces short films and lives in Alameda, California, with his girlfriend, his sister, and one deaf cat.
  • DIA SOKOL, Director/Writer
    LAUREN VELOSKI, Producer/Writer
    MATTHIAS GRUNSKY, Cinematographer

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  • DIA SOKOL, Director/Writer
    Dia Sokol has worked on a long list of award winning projects. She began her career as the in-house producer for director Errol Morris (on The Fog of War, Mr. Death, and his television series First Person). In addition to producing a smattering of independent films (Mutual Appreciation, Nights and Weekends, Woodpecker), Dia brings home the proverbial bacon by writing, directing and producing television shows. Sorry, Thanks is her feature film debut.
  • LAUREN VELOSKI, Producer/Writer
    Lauren Veloski is a NYC-based writer/producer. She works intermittently as a freelance development consultant, television producer, and writer-for-hire. She is currently at work/war on two original feature screenplay projects. Lauren grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area and is a graduate of Barnard College, Columbia University, where she studied creative writing. She is saving up for a haircut.
    Jennifer Lilly edited 2008's acclaimed musical extravaganza Were the World Mine (winner of the Grand Jury Prize at OUTFEST), The Limbo Room (Slamdance, 2006), and Shiner (Tribeca, 2006). She began in the cutting rooms of some of NY's top directors, working on Woody Allen's Sweet and Lowdown, Small Time Crooks, The Curse of the Jade Scorpion, Martin Scorsese's Gangs of New York, and Sidney Lumet's Before The Devil Knows You're Dead, Strip Search, and Find Me Guilty. Jennifer also directs and edits advocacy films for non-governmental organizations (not that she has anything against the government).
  • MATTHIAS GRUNSKY, Cinematographer
    Matthias Grunsky is an Austrian-born cinematographer based in Los Angeles. He has shot projects internationally, including Funny Ha Ha and Mutual Appreciation, and American Zombie directed by Grace Lee. Grunsky has also lensed several documentaries, short films and commercials in Europe and the USA. He got his start with cinematographers Gerard Vandenberg and Lee Daniel (on Richard Linklater's Before Sunrise). Grunsky graduated from the American Film Institute in Los Angeles (Cinematography) in 2000 and is a member of the German Society of Cinematographers, bvk.
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SORRY, THANKS is now on DVD!

Deluxe Edition Special Features include:

  • "BRAINTRUST," a comedy short with Wiley
    Wiggins & Andrew Bujalski (DVD exclusive!)
  • COMMENTARY by Wiley & Andrew
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"SORRY, THANKS" Deluxe Edition DVD: $15.99