Open main menu

Children on Their Birthdays is a 2002 American independent film directed by Mark Medoff. The screenplay written by Douglas Sloan is based on "Children on Their Birthdays", the short story of the same title by Truman Capote. This was the last film appearance by Joe Pichler before his disappearance in 2006.

Children on Their Birthdays
Directed byMark Medoff
Produced byHoward Baldwin
Karen Baldwin
Billy Higgins
Willian J. Immerman
Ginger T. Perkins
Paul Pompian
Ray Simmons
Written byTruman Capote
Douglas Sloan
StarringSheryl Lee
Joe Pichler
Jesse Plemons
Tania Raymonde
Christopher McDonald
Tom Arnold
Phyllis Frelich
CinematographySteven Shaw
Edited bySidney Levin
Distributed byArtisan Entertainment
Crusader Entertainment
Koch Media
Moonstone Entertainment
Release date
Running time
102 minutes
CountryUnited States
Box office$54,912[1]


In the summer of 1947, a pretentious thirteen-year-old girl called "Miss" Lily Jane Bobbit is liked by two boys, who are best friends. Using the funniest vocabulary and the ever so heavy accent, she manages to win the attraction of the town's people, including the love of the two best friends. As the story continues, it must be decided as to whether or not the two boys will remain best friends, as only one of them can win Miss Bobbit's heart.


The film was shot in Aurora, Lemont and Chicago, Illinois.

Critical receptionEdit

Children on Their Birthdays won the Platinum Award for Independent Theatrical Feature Films - Family/Children at WorldFest Houston.

External linksEdit

Reference listEdit