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Narrative Short  - 17 min – Stereo - Color

Aspect Ratio: 2:35:1 (2K DCI - SCOPE) – 2019

      OFFICIAL SELECTION

  • Twin Cities Film Festival – 2019

  • Culver City Film Festival – 2019

      SEMI-FINALIST

  • JellyFest (Season 3) – 2019

LOGLINE

An estranged band tries to overcome their differences and reunite after a former member falls ill.

SYNOPSIS

It's been 10 years since the last time anyone's seen Jason (vocals). Once the frontman of the prominent alternative rock band, Fading Star, Jason has shed his former rock-star status to find himself now as both a husband and a father. After Corey (guitar, vocals) falls ill, Jason joins Rachel (keys, vocals), AJ (bass) and Mike (drums) at their sacred practice space, a cabin on the lake, as they try and overcome their differences and reunite for a benefit concert to support Corey's treatment.

With Corey's situation growing direr by the minute, and tensions growing from within the band, Jason must choose whether to swallow his pride and seek forgiveness, or hang up the microphone for good and walk away from the people he once called family for so long.

STILLS

MEET THE CAST

JEROMY DARLING

Jeromy is an actor, songwriter, speaker, advocate, husband & father, raising a family on an 11-acre hobby on the outskirts of Minneapolis. 

BRITTANY BENJAMIN

Brittany Benjamin is a Minneapolis based actor, dancer and former frontwoman of her own rock band.

WEST HUNTER

West Hunter is a Milwaukee based actor who studied at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts summer ENCORE Program and ComedySportz Improv Program.

HARSH J. GAGOOMAL

Harsh J. Gagoomal is a joyful artist who currently resides in Chicago, IL. Learn more about him at www.hiimharsh.com

MEET THE DIRECTOR

Adam Santiago is a Chicago-based filmmaker, a Milwaukee native, and a product of Emerson College and the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee.

His latest film, Fading Star, premiered to a sold-out audience at the 2019 Twin Cities Film Festival as part of the Lost and Founds Short Block. The block received an encore screening just two days later.

 

Other past projects include the "Human Movement" dual-music video for Pears and Direct Hit! (FAT WRECK CHORDS), as well as Direct Hit's: "Altered States," "Crown of Nothing," "Snickers or Reese's," and "Villain Alcoholic" music videos. He's also directed music videos for Devon Kay & The Solutions [PAPER + PLASTICK], Trapper Schoepp (XTRA MILE RECORDINGS), Bad Mechanics [STONEWALLED] and La Armada.

The music videos for "Snickers or Reese's" and La Armada's "Fire" played in concurrent years as 'Official Selections' of the 2017 & 2018 Milwaukee Film Festival. Additionally, "Snickers or Reese's" was included as one of Milwaukee Record's, "Best Milwaukee Music Videos of 2017" list.

Adam's work has also been featured in Alternative Press, Riot Fest, ChorusFM, Flood Magazine, Dying Scene, Bad Copy, BrooklynVegan, and PunkNews.

FULL CREDITS

cast JEROMY DARLING, BRITTANY BENJAMIN, WEST HUNTER, HARSH J. GAGOOMAL,

SEAN SKYLER & HEATHER MINGO

 

director ADAM SANTIAGO
producer BILLY HAMILL
director of photography DEREK SHREVES

 

screenplay MICHAEL SAPIEJA & ADAM SANTIAGO

editor CAROLINE JAECKS

production design ALLIE MOTT

 

score CJ Johnson

additional music MINI MELTDOWNS and JEROMY DARLING

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location manager ABY FARREY

first assistant director MICHAEL SAPIEJA

first assistant camera EMRY A. BRISKY

 

gaffer DAVID NAIDA

production sound mixer GRAHAM ZIMA

hair and make-up JENNI SCHENK

 

post-production sound JACOB MITCHELL

visual effects THIRD BEACON & BILLY HAMILL

colorist DAVID NAIDA

production assistant KATY HARDY