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Gratuity - 1 minute, Comedy (2003)

Synopsis - Ever wonder about those guys who clap when a waitress breaks a glass? Starring the Food Network's Jack Hourigan.


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WINNER for the Audience Award for the SIXTY SECOND FILM FESTIVAL 2004 Online Festival MORE INFO HERE


Official Selection & Honorable Mention to the Digital Independent Film Festival in Hawaii May 1st, 2004.

Digital Independent Film FEstival

Official Selection to the Sivad Film Festival April 2004 : Saturday, April 24, 2004, 2pm- 5pm @ Studio 35 ( CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO

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Official Selection to the GIGGLESHORTS International Comedy Short Film Festival in Toronto, Canada, as a part of the "Mini Giggles" June 12th, 2003 and also the GiggleShorts Film Festival, "Largest Comedy Shorts Festival in the world", September 24-28th, 2003

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Official Selection at the Freight Film Salon in New York City on June 9th, 2003.

Sivad Festival

Official Selection of the FOXGRAPE FILM SERIES

Official Selection at the Queen City Film Festival in Cincinnati, Ohio September 13th, 2003.

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Official Selection at the ZENGENIUS monthly Short Film Screenings - November 20th, 2003, 350 E. First Ave, Columbus, OH 43201 MORE INFO HERE




  • Starring Jack Hourigan, Cody Dove, Brandy Seymour, and Quinn Patterson
  • Directed by Peter John Ross
  • Written by Jack Hourigan, Quinn Patterson, Cody Dove, Brandy LeClaire, & Peter John Ross
  • Extras - Becky Spagnuolo, Shannon Simpson, & Jef Taylor
  • Voice Over by Nate Hodges
  • Produced by George Caleodis, Joe Teeters, & Sonny Boo
  • Cinematography by John Fromes
  • Edited by Peter John Ross
  • Music by Ian Ross & the Lucky 13 Band
  • First Asst. Director - Derek Rimelspach
  • Special Thanks to SECOND CITY CLEVELAND, Kim Viccarone, Tavares Teleproductions, & Maria Corell


Behind the Scenes

Shot on location at the Second City with main stage cast members. The premise was laid out, and all dialogue was improvised.

Jack Hourigan (Food Network, and WUAB's "The Block") is the youngest of nine children, Jack Hourigan grew up just outside Toronto, Ontario, in Canada. A graduate of McGill University in Montreal and the famed Second City Conservatory, she has written and performed three shows with The Second City Cleveland. In her spare time she co-hosts The Block on UPN and reports mildly amusing stories for CBS 19-Action News in Cleveland. Her favorite job is being Mom to her son Spencer, with whom she shares a love for horses, hockey, and chocolate. She can be seen in the motion picture American Splendor.

Cody Dove performs regularly with Flanagan's Wake in Cleveland's Powerhouse. He has also trained with Los Angeles' The Groundlings, ImprovOlympic West. He also appears as on air talent on WUAB. COdy is currently on his 3rd review with the Second CIty Cleveland.

Brandy Seymour has worked on commercial spots with Safe Auto, Elsea Mobile Homes, and The Continent Apartments. She has also worked on Prosecutor’s 18 on the Discovery Channel, with SLM Productions in Hippie Highway, and alongside Second City Cleveland alumni in Sonnyboo’s Sketchscetera.

The credit songs are"No More Tears" by the Lucky 13 Band, and "Catfish" by Ian Ross. For more info on the Lucky 13 Band - click here

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