Narrative Short - 17 min – Stereo - Color
Aspect Ratio: 2:35:1 (2K DCI - SCOPE) – 2019
Twin Cities Film Festival – 2019
Culver City Film Festival – 2019
JellyFest (Season 3) – 2019
An estranged band tries to overcome their differences and reunite after a former member falls ill.
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.
MEET THE CAST
Jeromy is an actor, songwriter, speaker, advocate, husband & father, raising a family on an 11-acre hobby on the outskirts of Minneapolis.
Brittany Benjamin is a Minneapolis based actor, dancer and former frontwoman of her own rock band.
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.
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
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