Goodbye Promise

    "A simple, richly emotional look at a failed actor’s introspective last days in Hollywood." – LA TIMES

    "A visually alert, enormously well-observed film that deftly captures Hollywood heartbreak." – LA TIMES

    "…a testament to both the filmmaker’s skill and to Collins’ appealing, affecting performance that we so invest in the disillusioned Matt, the should-I-stay-or-should-I-go of his journey providing mounting pangs of tension and poignancy." – LA TIMES

    "Heartfelt. Very poignant. There’s about a dozen really poignant moments in the film, where it hits that true emotional core that should resonate." – 89.3 KPCC

    "On a micro budget, Filmmaker David Branin and Actor Gregor Collins have created a perceptive and touching portrait of the lives of struggling actors working on the fringes of Hollywood." – FRED ROOS, Producer (The Godfather, Lost In Translation)

    "Really terrific performances, a great, realized directorial vision and a story that is completely accurate both in its harsh quality and sense of continual possibility." – ELIZABETH YOFFE, Producer of MY BIG BREAK by
    Director TONY ZIERRA




     


     

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    Upon moving to Los Angeles, Matt makes a pact with himself:  In seven years he’ll be a working actor.  He makes a promise that if he isn’t working by then, he’ll pack up and return home.  This story begins seven days shy of the seven year deadline… and he is just as anonymous as the day he started. 

    This is his goodbye story.

     

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    World Premiere Friday June 1st, 2012

    SOLD OUT!

    Downtown Independent – Los Angeles

    Breaking News! Goodbye Promise to play full week at
    the Downtown Independent from June 1st – June 7th!!!

    RED CARPET PHOTOS FROM WIRE IMAGE HERE

    Read the 6/1 LA Times review here by Gary Goldstein.

    Listen to KPCC’s Film Week talk Goodbye Promise with Larry Mantle.

    Here is what The Tattler Blog is saying about the Goodbye Promise Premiere.

    Check out the review of Goodbye Promise from Lynette Carrington, Lifestyle Editor for Arizona Sports & Lifestyle Magazine.

    Musician Kevin Gant (from Jay Duplass’ documentary KEVIN) opens the World Premiere of GOODBYE PROMISE by performing an original song of the same title.

     

     

    Synopsis – Upon moving to Los Angeles, Matt makes a pact with himself:  In seven years he’ll be a working actor.  He makes a promise that if he isn’t working by then, he’ll pack up and return home.  This story begins seven days shy of the seven year deadline… and he is just as anonymous as the day he started.  This is his goodbye story.

    DirectorDavid Branin
    Writers – David Branin & Gregor Collins
    Executive ProducerRichard Jacob
    Producers – David Branin, Gregor Collins, and Karen Worden
    EditorAric Lewis
    Sound DesignerThomas Corkran
    Original MusicCJ Wallis

    Starring Gregor Collins, Sarah Prikryl, Todd Cattell, Brian Durkin, Karen Worden, Len Cordova, Frantz Durand, Christopher Guckenberger, Tyshawn Bryant, Johnny Giordano, Jud Bogard, Amy Hamilton, Jordan White, Kevin Deen, Dean Matthew Ronalds, Brian Ronalds, Raphael Sanchez, Shann Christen, & Benjamin Pratt

    Production Notes: Then 26-year-old producer Richard Jacob served for the United States Armed Forces, risking his life on the front lines in Iraq during part of the production of this film.   Parts of Goodbye Promise were filmed blocks away from the 2009 Los Angeles County Station Fire, capturing some of this unsettling footage, as a twenty-person set prepared to evacuate between takes.

    This film is 100% improv, with no script nor camera crew.  It was shot without a production budget, yet raised over $16,000 on Kickstarter in 53 days with 227 backers during a 2010 crowdfunding campaign to assist with post-production costs.

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    GOODBYE PROMISE WORLD PREMIERE
    Friday June 1st, 2012 (SOLD OUT)
    Downtown Independent
    251 S. Main Street Los Angeles, CA 90012
    Screening Time – 7pm to 11pm

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    Breaking News! Goodbye Promise to play full week at
    the Downtown Independent from June 2nd – June 7th!!!

    Because tickets have been selling fast, The Downtown Independent decided to extend our run for a full week, so everyone has a chance to see it. The run will now be June 2nd – June 7th, at the Downtown Independent. If you haven’t purchased your tickets yet, we strongly suggest you do sooner rather than later, to ensure your spot for the big Premiere Night. There will be a red carpet, an after party, and plenty of lights and cameras! See you soon!

    SCREENSHOTS & INTERVIEWS

    Producer / Actor Gregor Collins


     

    Executive Producer Richard A. Jacob

    Actress Sarah Prikryl

    Actor Jud Bogard

    Actor Brian Durkin

    Actor Tyshawn Bryant

    Actress / Producer Karen Worden

    Actor Christopher Guckenberger

    Actor Kevin Deen

    Actor / Radio Host Benjamin Pratt

    Actor Todd Cattell

    Actor Len Cordova

    Actor Frantz Durand

    Actor Johnny Giordano

    Actress Amy Hamilton

    Actor / Musician Jordan White

    Actor Dean Matthew Ronalds

    Actor Brian Ronalds

    Actor Raphael Sanchez

    Actor / Hairstylist Shann Christen

    Writer / Director David Branin

    Thank You to our Kickstarter Backers
    for making this dream happen!

    Impossible Without You

    Paul Borgonia
    The Maria Altmann Family

    Extra Special Thanks

    Emily Millay Haddad
    Marcella Selbach
    Peter Bernhard Altmann
    David ‘Choogie’ Morales
    Greg Stitt

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    GOODBYE PROMISE WORLD PREMIERE
    Friday June 1st, 2012
    Downtown Independent
    251 S. Main Street Los Angeles, CA 90012
    Screening Time – 7pm to 11pm
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