Interview: Tyler Taormina on Capturing the Innocence of Youth in Ham On Rye

Tyler Taormina’s transition from musician to filmmaker is a natural progression, since whenever he creates music he always envisions the visuals of the songs.

In Ham on Rye, Taormina makes his feature-length debut with coming-of-age tale that follows Haley and the lives of ordinary teens living in a quintessential suburb.The local kids attend a ritualistic, prom-like night at Monty’s, their local deli. One night changes the course of their lives forever as they venture into adulthood. While most end up accepting their inevitable transition into the real world, Haley stays behind.

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