Sometimes all we can do is share the best of us with the rest of us. 

Jude isn't the life of the party; he is the party.  But this is only after he's forced to spend his days in the hospital fighting cancer. Soon the patients around him look forward to seeing him as much as they don't look forward to the next round of their own treatment.  
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My Best Nut is a sponsored project of Fractured Atlas, a non-profit arts service organization. Contributions for the charitable purposes of My Best Nut must be made payable to “Fractured Atlas” only and are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law.

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Are you looking for support because you or someone you know suffers from testicular cancer? Please contact the Testicular Cancer Society

Meet the Cast & Crew

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David Bradburn

With over 30 years of directing and producing experience, Bradburn's award-winning films have screened across the country, as well as in Europe and Asia.


His most recent short film, Family, has already won awards and continues to be screened at festivals across the US.


David has worked in the Indie film world, corporate video world, Network television as well as having a background in social work and education.


When not on set, he spends most of his time working and planning and thinking about being — back on set.



Joel McGinty

McGinty is a former freelance cinematographer and camera operator in Chicago. He started Via Pictures to focus more on documentary filmmaking. 


Joel began working on documentaries when he made, Cocal Gracias, which followed a community as they moved out of a city dump in Honduras and into new housing provided by NGOs. The film was used to raise funds for building a trade school and screened at the San Diego Film Festival (2007).


McGinty worked as gaffer and editor for "Mound Bayou: Jewel of the Delta", which won Best Documentary at the Chicago International REEL Shorts Film Festival, screened at the Black Harvest Film Festival, aired on PBS (2014) and was nominated for an Emmy.



Cheryl Dyer

Cheryl Dyer is a writer, director, and producer who began working in media nearly 30 years ago. She has worked on films such as The Cost of Bread and Freemont Jones while crafting short stories and screenplays for film and television.

Cheryl can also be found all over social media as The College and Career Advisor on TikTok, Instagram and Facebook. She joins Fork the Man Productions as Producer on My Best Nut.



Jude Roche

Jude Roche is a Chicago native with a BA in Theatre Performance and a member of SAG-AFTRA. He is returning to Fork The Man Productions for My Best Nut.


Other film credits include Trick and Treats (Heroic Age Studios), Win it All (Forage Films), Blood and Water (Vicious Motion), The Coming of Age (Fork The Man Productions), and Other People’s Heads (SC Films).


TV credits include Chicago Justice (NBC), and web credits include Monsters Anonymous (Multiple Hats Productions), and Dr. Good (The Onion). Theatre credits include Elizabeth Rex and Romeo & Juliet (Chicago Shakespeare Theatre), The Shadow Over Innsmouth and Kill Me! (Wildclaw Theatre Company), 9 Circles (Sideshow Theatre Company), Richard III (Wayward Productions), Coriolanus (The Hypocrites),  Henry V and King Henry The Fourth (Oak Park Festival Theatre), and The Master and Margarita (Strawdog Theatre Company).

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