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Coping With Covid-19 Crisis: ‘Small Engine Repair’ Filmmakers John Pollono & Jon Bernthal Still Hellbent On Theatrical Release After SXSW Setback

Coping With Covid-19 Crisis: ‘Small Engine Repair’ Filmmakers John Pollono & Jon Bernthal Still Hellbent On Theatrical Release After SXSW Setback

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What’s it like to have a passion project undermined by a pandemic? The effort by John Pollono to direct, script and produce a movie from his play Small Engine Repair goes back a decade, before he scripted films like Stronger and others, including the Hulk Hogan movie he’s scripting now

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