Oct 27, 2023
Megan Stalter, Kanoa Goo, Rainn Wilson Join Taylor James Short ‘ILY, BYE’
Megan Stalter (Hacks), Kanoa Goo (The Rookie), and Rainn Wilson (The Office) will topline ILY, BYE, a new short marking the narrative debut of veteran music video helmer Taylor James (Jason Mraz’s “I Feel Like Dancing”), which has wrapped production.
The short written and directed by James follows Siobhan (Stalter), a quirky, socially anxious mess who can’t seem to keep a job. Thanks to the help of her best friend Gary (Goo), she scores an interview with his boss, Mr. Litchfield (Wilson). But when her call to schedule the interview goes to voicemail, Siobhan panics and leaves a series of unhinged messages. Not wanting to lose the interview, she embarks on a chaotic mission to delete the voicemails herself. James jokes that he decided to start from scratch and pursue his dream of filmmaking “after being forced to retire” from his career as a professional backup dancer “due to old age (…32)” and couldn’t have hoped for a better cast to work with on the piece.
Stalter is repped by UTA, Entertainment 360, and Jackoway Austen Tyerman; Goo by Artists & Representatives and Entertainment 360; Wilson by UTA, Sugar23 and Sloane, Offer, Weber & Dern; and James by da Costa Talent Management.