Can I Play Now?

Plot Summary


Connor just wants to be a kid, but when his art teacher tasks him with illustrating his dream job for homework, he finds himself on an imaginative adventure where he learns that growing up takes a big imagination.

Director: Kyle Marra
Country: United States
Release Date: 10/01/2019
Genre: Drama, Comedy, Imaginative


“Can I Play Now?” takes home Best Indie Short at the Sunshine City Film Festival!

“Can I Play Now?” takes home the Best World Premiere Award at the Tampa Bay Underground Film Festival!

The Cinematography of "Can I Play Now?"

The Cinematography of "Can I Play Now?" by Lief Thomason, CIPN Cinematographer “Can I Play Now?” is a family adventure/drama that aims to bring a kid’s untethered imagination to life as he grapples with the question: “What do you want to be when you grow up?” The visual goal was clear from the script. We needed to pull sleight-of-hand on the viewers while still distinguishing imagination from reality. This was done in 2 parts: the first in camera movement and the second in the color-grade.…

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Micah Rossiter as Connor

Micah Rossiter plays the lead role of Connor in "Can I Play Now?" Connor is faced with a daunting homework assignment: illustrating what he wants to be when he grows up. There is only one problem...he has no idea what he wants to be. Micah was cast in the role after Director, Kyle Marra, noticed his acting abilities in Joseph and The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat where he impressed with his ability to hold his own among a cast of much older brothers. Also in his…

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Kaiden Rossiter as Grown-up Connor

Kaiden Rossiter plays Grown-up Connor in "Can I Play Now?". The role was a unique challenge for Kaiden as he was tasked with playing the older version of his real-life younger brother, Micah. This task might have been a simple one had Grown-up Connor been given a single setting and set of circumstances to deal with; however, this was not the case due to the fact that young Connor's active imagination drastically impacted the various scenarios that Grown-up Connor found himself in. This meant Kaiden…

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Deborah Bonacki as Connor's Mom

Deborah Bonacki plays the role of Connor's Mom in "Can I Play Now?". As Connor struggles to come up with an idea of what he would like to be when he grows up so that he can complete his homework assignment, it is his mom that sparks his imagination. Deborah Bonacki is a mother of four who has always had a love for theatre and the arts. She recently played the role of Potiphar's Wife in Live Oak Theatre’s production of Joseph and the Amazing…

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Richard Rossiter as Connor's Dad

Richard Rossiter plays the role of Connor's Dad in "Can I Play Now?". Over the past 25 years, Richard has gotten to explore his love of acting on the stage with principal roles in productions of Father Knows Best, The Empty Tomb, Annie, ReUnKnighted: A Medieval Musical Misadventure, Joseph and The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, and The Little Mermaid. "Can I Play Now?" is his first film appearance. He performed with his two sons, Micah and Kaiden Rossiter, who play Connor and Grown-up Connor, respectively.

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