Easier with Practice

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Easier with Practice
Easier with Practice FilmPoster.jpeg
Directed by Kyle Patrick Alvarez
Produced by Cookie Carosella
David Melito
Screenplay by Kyle Patrick Alvarez
Story by Davy Rothbart
Starring Brian Geraghty
Kel O'Neill
Marguerite Moreau
Jeanette Brox
Cinematography David Rush Morrison
Edited by Fernando Collins
Distributed by Axiom Films (UK and Ireland)
Release date
Country United States
Language English

Easier with Practice is a 2009 American drama film written and directed by Kyle Patrick Alvarez. It stars Brian Geraghty, Kel O'Neill, Marguerite Moreau, Jeanette Brox, Jenna Gavigan and Katie Aselton. The story is based on a 2006 GQ Article written by Davy Rothbart.[1]

The film has been nominated for two Independent Spirit Awards, Best First Feature and Someone to Watch Awards.[2]


Davy Mitchell is an introverted writer struggling on tour to promote his unpublished short stories. His lonely nights heat up when Davy receives a seemingly random phone call from a woman named Nicole. The sultry stranger seduces him into an intense session of phone sex, sparking an erotic and intimate relationship that is based entirely around the phone calls that she initiates. Davy wants to make it work, but he becomes frustrated when she refuses to give out her number. Fed up with her games, he determines to meet Nicole in person. That is, if she ever calls again…



Easier with Practice is an independent film written and directed by Kyle Patrick Alvarez and produced by Cookie Carosella. Alvarez was inspired by a GQ article written by Davy Rothbart. He began filming in summer of 2008.

The film was produced by Forty Second Productions with a Red One camera system. It was distributed in the U.S by Breaking Glass Pictures and in Canada by Mongrel Media. The film was rated NC-17 by the Motion Picture Association of America.


The world premier of Easier with Practice occurred at The CineVegas Film Festival where it won the 2009 Grand Jury Prize.[3] It garnered Best New International Feature at the film's international premier at the Edinburgh International Film Festival.[4]


  • 2010 Nominated - Independent Spirit Award - Best First Feature
  • 2010 Winner - Someone to Watch Award - Kyle Patrick Alvarez
  • 2010 Winner - Turkish Film Critic's Prize -!f Film Festival - Kyle Patrick Alvarez
  • 2009 Winner - Grand Jury Award - CineVegas International Film Festival
  • 2009 Winner - Best New International Feature - Edinburgh International Film Festival
  • 2009 Winner - Special Jury Prize - Indie Memphis Film Festival[5]


  1. ^ "AFI FEST 2009: Phone Sex Gets EASIER WITH PRACTICE". Altfg.com. 2011-05-29. Retrieved 2013-09-04. 
  2. ^ "Forty Second Productions [us]". IMDb.com. Retrieved 2013-11-08. 
  3. ^ "CineVegas Film Festival". Cinevegas.com. Retrieved 2013-09-04. 
  4. ^ "Forty Second Productions [us]". IMDb.com. Retrieved 2013-11-08. 
  5. ^ "Easier with Practice (2009) : Awards". IMDb.com. Retrieved 2013-11-08. 

External links[edit]