Oh Crappy Day

A Feature Based on the Award-Winning Short Film




Jordan Estes (Jared)

A North Carolina native, Jordan Estes studied Acting at Greensboro College. Since graduating, he has starred in several short films as well as a number of film school productions in L.A. Estes currently lives in Chattanooga, where he co-founded the Chattanooga Film Collective. 

Jess Barbour (Katie)

Jess Barbour is a Raleigh actor with more than 100 credits, including commercials, television projects, and feature films. She earned a B.F.A. in Theater from Elon University and recently completed a course of study at the prestigious William Esper Studio in Manhattan.




Jon Lance Bacon
Writer & Director

Jon Lance Bacon came to filmmaking by way of literary study, after earning a Ph.D. in English from Vanderbilt University. He is the author of Flannery O’Connor and Cold War Culture, published by Cambridge University Press, as well as essays on film noir, apocalyptic fiction, and horror comics. 


Steven P. Neilson

Having worked in business for more than two decades, Steve Neilson brings his experience in operations and corporate planning to his role as producer. As a co-founder of Dagtype Films with Bacon, Neilson is able to combine his managerial expertise with his lifelong love of movies.

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Ned Phillips
DP / Editor

Ned Phillips has shot and edited multiple films, including the documentary feature Truth Underground (2016), which played at Cucalorus, RiverRun International Film Festival, Sebastopol Documentary Film Festival, and others. His directorial debut, The Maestro (2018), was an official RiverRun selection. 


Watch the original short!

On a blind date with a charming young woman, a film student struggles to keep his OCD on the down low. "Oh Crappy Day" has played at more than 35 film festivals, winning 11 awards along the way. Watch now for free on Amazon.

"Wonderfully acted, beautifully shot, and subtly directed." 

– Bob Celli, DelanoCelli Productions

"Quirky, nuanced, and ultimately a delight."

– Louis Hunter, Ogopogo Film Company