The Cake Eaters

produced by Armonk Native Allen Bain
Feature Film: TRT 1:26:00

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Mary Stuart Masterson makes her feature directorial debut with The Cake Eaters – a quirky, small town drama that explores the lives of two interconnected families as they confront old ghosts and discover love in the face of devastating loss.

Intricately woven and powerfully poignant, The Cake Eaters features a standout performance by Kristen Stewart and a brilliant ensemble cast including Aaron Stanford, Bruce Dern, Elizabeth Ashley, Jayce Bartok, Miriam Shor, Talia Balsam, Jesse L. Martin and Melissa Leo.

The 7th Floor | Production Company & Producers

After graduating from the esteemed Film Conservatory at SUNY Purchase in 1997 and working their way up the film ranks, classmates Allen Bain and Jesse Scolaro started The 7th Floor production company in 2000 with the objective to develop and produce quality feature length motion pictures for commercial distribution.

Immediately, they started production on their first film, Manito, which had its world premiere at the 2002 Sundance Film Festival and was awarded a Special Jury Prize. Manito went on to become the most awarded independent film that year, receiving three Independent Spirit Award nominations including Producers to Watch, winning the American Express Emerging Filmmaker Award at the inaugural Tribeca Film Festival, and winning the Open Palm Award for Best Director at the Gotham Awards.

Following the success of their debut film, Bain and Scolaro went on to produce Cry Funny Happy which premiered at Sundance in '03, Blackballed: The Bobby Dukes Story starring Rob Corddry, and ROOM which premiered at Sundance and Cannes in '05, and was nominated for two Independent Spirit Awards. Meanwhile, The 7th Floor continued to co-produce other films including Lord of War starring Academy Award winner Nicolas Cage and Academy Award nominee Ethan Hawke, The Great New Wonderful starring Academy Award nominee Maggie Gyllenhaal and Academy Award winner Olympia Dukakis, and Julia starring Academy Award winner Tilda Swinton.

More recent projects include Gardener of Eden, co-produced with Leonardo DiCaprio and directed by Kevin Connolly of HBO's Entourage, The Cake Eaters directed by Mary Stuart Masterson and starring Kristen Stewart and Academy Award nominee Bruce Dern, and The Missing Person starring Academy Award nominees Michael Shannon and Amy Ryan.

The 7th Floor's upcoming projects include Usonia about famed architect Frank Lloyd Wright, Miles from Nowhere starring Vera Farmiga, How I Got to Memphis starring Kerry Washington, and CHOOSE, a horror film directed by Academy Award winning Special FX Supervisor, Rob Legato (Titanic, The Aviator, The Departed, Apollo 13, Armageddon).