Synopsis: A middle-aged rocker and his bands' tour schedule brings them to a small town bar that holds more than a simple musical performance. The seemingly self-assured bartender is urged on by an over-indulgent but faithful bar patron to not miss out on the opportunity for a new life.
Description: I wrote, directed and worked with Apairus Company on this film. This was for the 2012 IFP Masterpiece Challenge (for which you had to be selected to particapte). It was a seven week competition. Great to work once again closely with incredibly talented Director of Photography - Bret Kalmbach and also Jerrod Saba who produced and edited. There were 9 teams that made the deadline and were screened at the Phoenix Art Museum in January 2012.
Awards: IFP - 2nd Place Film, Best Ensemble Acting, Best Cinematographer, Best Trailer
Screenings: 2016 Connect Film Festival - Austin, 2013 Jerome Indie Film and Music Festival, 2012 Phoenix Film Festival, 2012 IFP Masterpiece Challenge
Key Crew: Diane M. Dresback (Writer & Director), Bret Kalmbach (Director of Photography), Jerrod Saba (Producer & Editor)
Main Actors: Jim Coates, Mark DeBoer, Machelle Glassburn
Required Challenge Elements: Inspiration taken from a piece of art at the Phoenix Art Museum