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Ham on Rye


Tyler Taormina


Ham on Rye, a coming-of-age comedy centered on the nervous excitement of youth and the strange horror of entering adulthood uses an expansive ensemble of over one hundred performers, including non-actors, musicians, 90's Nickelodeon child stars, and more, to explore a suburban community’s relationship with a prom-like ritual and the decay of the human spirit. It begins with the crowd-pleasing spirit of a John Hughes movie and fades slowly into an off-kilter dystopia with the energy of Dazed and Confused.


Haley Bodell, Audrey Boos, Gabriella Herrera, Adam Torres, Luke Darga, Sam Hernandez, Blake Borders


Writers: Tyler Taormina, Eric Berger; Cinematographer: Carson Lund; Editor: Kevin Anton


Locarno Film Festival

Director's Filmography

Happer's Comet, 2022

Ham on Rye, 2019

Wild Flies, short, 2016

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