Based on an original screenplay, THESE HOPELESS SAVAGES stars Matt Dellapina ('Safe', 'The Quitter') alongside Sean Christopher Lewis ('God's Country'), MacKenzie Meehan ('The Wolf Of Wall Street') and newcomer Maria Vorhis in this bromantic comedy/drama co-directed by Sean Christopher Lewis and Kaitlyn Busbee ('Molly's Girl'). When big news comes in for the constant bachelor Shawn, he makes it a mission to visit everyone who has shunned him for years. This includes his old friend Greg - a children's musician living in the cozy, domestic confines of Brooklyn. After the two old friends hit some hilarious re-acquainting pains, they soon hit the American road for a trip that will show them the gifts and the costs of real friendship.
An Award Winning Filmmaker, she is a Co-Founder and Producer of Working Group Pictures. She is most known for her work on These Hopeless Savages and Molly's Girl.
Kaitlyn fell in love with film at age 14 when she began attending downtown Des Moines' Central Campus Film Program where she learned a wide range of filmmaking skills. She is a multiple award winning filmmaker with awards from the Wild Rose Independent Film Festival, the 48 Hr. Film Project, the Iowa Motion Picture Association, and the Grandview Film Festival. She is co-founder of JEK FILMS for which she has produced and shot many projects including the award-winning behind the scenes feature-length documentary, A GHOST OF A CHANCE: THE MAKING OF HAUNTING VILLISCA, which achieved international distribution. Kaitlyn's work as a DP on the 48 Hour Film Project short, XP3NDABL3, won the Best Cinematography award. Kaitlyn worked as Camera Op on the 48 Hr. films, GOOD COP/BAD COP and CLUTCH, has shot several professional commercials, shot the narration for the award-winning professional documentary CLOSURE, served as Director of Photography for the FOX/Big Ten Network TV pilot, MY CAMPUS LIFE, and also for the indie films, DRAINED and CNTRL ALT DELETE. Recently, Kaitlyn also served as a Locations Manager and Associate Producer on the Bluebox Limited/MTV Remote Productions TV Pilot, SPREAD.
An Award Winning Playwright and Solo Performer, Lewis' work has been seen throughout the country winning the Kennedy Center's Rosa Parks Award, National New Play Network's Smith Prize, Barrymore Award and Central Ohio Critic Circle Award. He is Artistic Director of Working Group Theatre. He graduated from SUNY-Binghamton with a BA in English and from the University of Iowa's MFA Playwrights Workshop.