Kelly Walker on Suicide Aftermath in My Fiona [Exclusive Interview]

My Fiona from Kelly Walker

My Fiona from Kelly Walker

The emotional fallout and consequences of suicide are ever-reaching on the loved ones. In Kelly Walker’s My Fiona, suicide takes its toll on the best friend and a wife, who end up looking for consolation with each other.

The film stars Jeanette Maus (Your Sister’s Sister, My Effortless Brilliance), Corbin Reid (How to Get Away with Murder, Valor), Elohim Nycalove (The Descendant, Her Only Choice), and Sara Amini (Future Man, The Twilight Zone). Kelly Walker directed and wrote the movie.

Here is the official synopsis for My Fiona:

In the wake of an unexpected suicide, Jane (Jeanette Maus) is devastated by the loss of her best friend Fiona and finds purpose in helping Fiona’s widow Gemma (Corbin Reid) care for their seven-year-old son Bailey. While Jane’s carefree nature compliments Bailey’s youthful imagination, Gemma throws herself into work, unwilling to let anyone sense the cracks in her façade.

As Jane unwittingly integrates herself into Fiona’s family, she finds herself living the life her best friend left behind. In navigating their complex familial situation, Jane and Gemma’s relationship develops from a tentative friendship to a deeper affair that helps them cope, but threatens their ability to heal.

In her feature film debut, writer/director Kelly Walker sheds light on the complex familial situations and relationships that occur after the sudden loss of a loved one, while incredible performances by Jeannette Maus and Corbin Reid beautifully transverse the intricacies of grief with moments of levity and joy.

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LRM Online’s Gig Patta talked with the director and writer Kelly Walker on the development of the plot, characters, and the careful navigation of this touchy subject.

Kelly Walker directed her first short film in 2018 with The Brownlist. In the same year, she directed a couple more short films with This Means War and Café Lisbon. Also, she directed two episodes of the series Grow The F*ck Up. As an actress, she had a guest-starring role in Swamp Thing as Margaux and notably with a recurring character Jenna in Last Man Standing.

My Fiona is available on VOD platforms starting tomorrow.

Watch the exclusive interview with Kelly Walker below. Let us know what you think of the interview.

Source: LRM Online Exclusive, Freestyle Digital Media

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Gig Patta

Gig Patta is a journalist and interviewer for LRM and Latino-Review since 2009. He was a writer for other entertainment sites in the past with Collider and He originally came from the world of print journalism with several years as a reporter with the San Diego Business Journal and California Review. He earned his MBA from the Keller Graduate School of Management and BA in Economics from UC San Diego. Follow him on Instagram @gigpatta or Facebook @officialgigpatta.

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