I have been working as a film journalist since 2010, dividing the first four years between radio broadcasting and entertainment writing in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex. In 2014, I entered Fresh Fiction (FreshFiction.tv) as the features editor. The following year, I stepped into the film critic position at the Denton Record-Chronicle, a daily North Texas print publication. My time is dedicated to writing theatrical film reviews, at-home entertainment columns, and conducting interviews with on-screen talent and filmmakers, as well as hosting a podcast devoted to genre filmmaking (called My Bloody Podcast). I've been married for seven happy years, and I have one son who is all about dinosaurs just like his dad.
Preston Barta // Editor
ONE SMALL HITCH | 105 min.
Director: John Burgess
Writer: Dode B. Levenson
Stars: Aubrey Dollar, Shane McRae, Daniel J. Travanti, Janet Ulrich Brooks, Ron Dean, Mary Jo Faraci, Robert Belushi, Rebecca Spence and Heidi Johanningmeier
Distributor: Freestyle Releasing
In our exclusive clip from ONE SMALL HITCH, we see childhood friends Josh (Shane McRae) and Molly (Aubrey Dollar) return home to Chicago to fake a wedding engagement to make Josh’s dying father content. However, things quickly become out of hand when their two rambunctious families come into the picture.
In this hilarious romantic comedy, Molly Mahoney (Aubrey Dollar) is flying home to Chicago for her mom’s wedding and tells her family she is bringing a “Mystery Man.” When she discovers her Mystery Man has a Mystery Wife, she dumps him curbside. In shock, she runs into childhood friend Josh Shiffman (Shane McRae) who is flying to the same event. Molly cries until she falls asleep. While she is passed out, Josh gets a call from his parents and finds out his father, Max (Daniel J. Travanti) is dying and his only regret is he will never meet the woman his son will marry. Desperate to fulfill his dad’s final wish, Josh says he has met that woman, close family friend Molly Mahoney! Josh convinces a reluctant Molly to play fiancée for a few days. As the lie grows, the two boisterous families begin to plan what is really a phony wedding and somewhere in the chaos Molly and Josh may actually be falling for each other.
ONE SMALL HITCH is available on Video-On-Demand and is playing in select theaters today. Visit onesmallhitch.com for participating theaters.