Independent Feature Screening Series: THE FRONTIER

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Independent Feature Screening Series: THE FRONTIER

Carlos Colunga, Jeffry DeCola, Matt Rabinowitz

Thursday, February 5, 2015

7:00 PM
Check-in begins at: 6:30 PM

8:25 PM PST



SYNOPSIS

Sean, a retired literature professor and civic activist, writes a letter to his estranged son, Tennessee, a ranch hand. Tennessee is uncertain how to respond, but knowing he should see his aging father, he decides to go home. Tennessee arrives just as Nina, Seanʼs personal trainer fresh off a bad breakup, accepts Seanʼs offer to move in and help him write his memoirs. The tension between father and son is ever-present. As Sean and Nina work, Tennessee avoids his overbearing father with fix-up projects around the house. One evening after Nina has gone out, Sean and Tennessee find themselves alone in the house for the first time.



PANELISTS BIOS

Carlos Colunga, co-writer
Carlos studied dramatic literature and theatre history at Mexico’s National Autonomous University before coming to Los Angeles to continue his training in theatre studies. He has worked in over 50 theatre productions and is currently a faculty member at the Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute. His writing credits include the short films CRISIS and RAIN. THE FRONTIER is his first co-written feature film.

Jeffry DeCola, producer
Jeffry is co-owner of Itʼs Terrific Pictures, which has produced several music videos, short films, national commercials and one documentary. DeCola attended The Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute, and he has been involved with many theater productions in LA. He co-produced Fences at the Tiffany Theatre, and more recently he co-produced Speed-The-Plow for The Actors Studio. DeCola also produced a two-day seminar on acting, directing and writing for Academy Award-winning actor Martin Landau, Academy-nominated director Mark Rydell, and award-winning playwright Lyle Kessler.

Matt Rabinowitz, director, co-writer
Matt is co-owner of Itʼs Terrific Pictures. His directing experience includes the documentaries WEST OF THE WORLD on the band Infantree, and THE RIDES about the titular rock group, plus music videos for several bands including Infantree and Everest. His work as a cinematographer includes Neil Young’s Kickstarter campaign for Pono Music for which he interviewed Steve Martin, Jack White, T Bone Burnett, Marcus Mumford, Mo Ostin and the Foo Fighters. Rabinowitz is also a working actor with upcoming roles in Paul Thomas Anderson's INHERENT VICE and an untitled Cameron Crowe feature opening Christmas Day 2014. His past acting work includes roles in Jonathan Demmeʼs RACHEL GETTING MARRIED and Cameron Croweʼs ELIZABETHTOWN. He attended The Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute in Los Angeles. He is currently in pre-production on his second feature film, THE SELLOUTS.


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