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     GOOD TIME MAX
USA, 2007, 85 mins, Color (Sexual Content, Violence, Adult Content, Language)

MIDWEST PREMIERE

Writer & Director: James Franco
Producers: Vince Jolivette
Co-Producer: Zak Knutson, Peter Manoogian
Associate Producer: Annie Oelschlager
Original Music: Jon Sadoff
Cinematographer: David Klein
Editors: Sven Pape, Dave Rock
Production Designer: Kambiz Hemati
Art Directors: Natalie Aston, Robert Frye
Costume Design: Kerrie Kordowski
Cast: James Franco, Vince Jolivette, Richard Portnow, Jared Bunch


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Why is the world so good at destroying genius and so bad at honoring it? Actor James Franco co-writes, directs and stars in this stunning drama about two brothers destined for success. Adam, the "A" student, follows a predictable path to become a doctor, while Max, the "A+" student, never quite finds his niche. As they grow up, they fall easily into their respective roles: Adam the responsible one, Max the immature screw-up. But when Max is forced to flee New York City to escape the drug dealers he's double-crossed, Adam goes with him and the two end up driving cross-country. Landing in California, Adam effortlessly resumes his medical career. Max's blustery ego nets him a position with a computer company, but he quickly grows bored and relieves the tedium by becoming the office bad boy - soon, he has his co-workers spending half their time snorting crystal meth in the bathroom. Drug use finally costs Max his job, and his plaintive cry to his boss - "I'm a genius, man! Aren't there special rules?" - sums up not only his inability to understand how the world works, but how the world routinely fails people like him. Meanwhile, as Max fails to find his place in the world, Adam fails to hang onto his own place. Shocked by his inability to meet this challenge, he too descends into drug use, as the fates of these two very different brothers remain inextricably tied.
- excerpt by Dennis McCarthy, courtsey of the Tribeca Film Festival
    --excerpt by Dennis McCarthy, courtsey of the Tribeca Film Festival
James Franco
James Franco’s metamorphosis into the title role of the TNT biopic James Dean earned him career-making reviews, as well as a Golden Globe for Best Actor in a Motion Picture made for Television. He also received nominations for an Emmy and Screen Actors Guild Award for this memorable performance.

Having starred as Harry Osbourne in Sam Raimi’s blockbuster Spider-Man and its sequel Spider-Man 2, Franco will next be seen in the third installment of the Spider-Man franchise, along with Tobey Maguire and Kirsten Dunst. He also stars opposite Sienna Miller in Camille, which will be released this year, and appears in An American Crime, starring Catherine Keener. He most recently starred in the World War I drama Flyboys, the classic romance Tristan and Isolde, as well as the naval academy drama Annapolis.

Franco’s credits include John Dahl’s The Great Raid, Robert Altman’s The Company, Nicolas Cage’s directorial debut Sonny, as well as City By The Sea opposite Robert DeNiro and the Martin Scorsese produced Deuces Wild. On television, he starred in NBC’s critically acclaimed Freaks and Geeks.

He has written, directed and starred in several short plays. He adapted two of them, Fool’s Gold and The Ape, into feature length films in which he produced, directed and starred in. He also wrote and directed Good Time Max, which is currently in post production.
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          HOLLOW
USA, 2007, 9 mins, Color

MICHIGAN PREMIERE

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Writer & Director: Paul Bickel
Produced by: Joe Lamirand
Line Producer: Michael Silberman
Cinematographer: Lawrence Dolkart
Editor: Matthew Rundell
Casting Director: Ruth Brodsley
Cast: Emma Caulfield, Rick Crawford, Joshua Israel

http://www.hollowshortfilm.com/


JURY AWARD BEST NARRATIVE 2007 BEVERLY HILLS SHORTS FILM FESTIVAL



What initially seems to be a portrait of suburban domestic life quickly turns into a disturbing journey through a young boy's troubled pathology.

 
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