Winner - Best Feature - Golden Door International Film Festival
Winner - Best Feature - Philadelphia Independent Film Festival
Winner - Best Feature - Toronto Independent Film Festival
Winner - Best Comedic Feature - Studio City Film Festival
Winner - Audience Award - Real To Reel Film Festival
Winner - Audience Award - SoHo International Film Festival
Winner - Screeners Choice Award - Indie Spirit Film Festival
Winner - Directors Choice Award - Northeast Film Festival
Winner - Best Actress - New York City International Film Festival
Winner - Best Actress in Comedic Feature - Studio City Film Festival
Winner - Best Supporting Actress - Golden Door International Film Festival
Winner - Best Supporting Actor - Long Island International Film Expo
Winner - Gold Award - Long Island International Film Expo
Winner - Best Editing - Golden Door International Film Festival
Winner - Golden Ace Award - Las Vegas Film Festival
Written by Sloan Copeland
with Maggie Williams, Wet Behind The Ears is a coming of age comedy that explores the uncertainty of post collegiate life. The story follows graduates Samantha (Maggie Williams [hyperlink http://www.imdb.com/name/nm4575259]) and Victoria (Jessica Piervincenti [hyperlink http://www.imdb.com/name/nm3739209]) as they navigate the dark world of corporate America and the demoralizing experience of job-hunting just out of college. For Samantha, it is not only a struggle to figure out exactly where her passion lies, but an uphill battle to make ends meet while desperately searching for a paycheck. By contrast Victoria learns what it takes to survive in a world of corporate competition, and with a freak show of a roommate from Craigslist. Superimposed on a background of comedic characters and subtle commentary, more than anything else Wet Behind The Ears is an enlightening glimpse into the current struggles of many young Americans.
Inspired by the writers’ own difficulty with making a transition from dependence to the career world, the film highlights the challenging landscape of modern employment. Currently, over fifty percent of recent college graduates are unemployed, creating a whole generation of eager individuals with no chance of paying off their astronomical college loans. Providing a unique perspective on the hopelessness that encompasses young people in a country with an overall 9% unemployment rate, Wet Behind The Ears explores not only the hard side of looking for financial security, but offers a hint of hope that it is our own ingenuity that can save us in the end.
Through their film, Copeland and Williams hope not only to provide comedic relief for the many desperate young people yearning for opportunity, but also to inspire people to create opportunity in unexpected places. Wet Behind the Ears is their answer to a world where angry people occupy Wall Street, and a college degree no longer seems to be enough in the increasingly competitive corporate world. We hope the film hopes not only to find hilarity in the frustration of unemployment, but emphasize that there is more than one way to make a living in this world.