Last Chance Charlene


California Theatre, San Jose Sun, Aug 21, 2022 1:45 PM
Pruneyard Cinemas #2 Sat, Aug 27, 2022 6:15 PM
Film Info
Type of Film/Event:Feature
Runtime (minutes):115
Premiere Status:World Premiere
Original Language:English
Cast/Crew Info
Cast:Allison Ewing
Cameron James Matthews
Kayla Robinson
Krystina Wray Jackson
Maral Milani
Justin James Hughes
Tony Gapastione
Jeremy Ray Valdez
Alley Mills
Director:Tony Gapastione
Executive Producer:Karah Brown
Producer(s):Tony Gapastione
Jessica Musgrave
Keren Southall
Co-produced by Lupe Talakai and Alexander Gonzalez
Screenwriter:Tony Gapastione
Cinematography:Christian Murillo
Music By:Aftab Hafeez
Editor:Lupe Talakai
Roberto I. Alvaro


A story examining the complexity, ridiculousness, and intersection of faith, creativity, family, and grief that shows how we often think we only have one chance to figure it all out, but the reality is, we have a million chances to get it right.

Charlene is an actor turned screenwriter, but she's struggling. Charlene’s brother, Dominick, died by suicide and she didn’t see it coming. It wrecked her and now she’s attempting to salvage her fledgling career and face her grief, which has resulted in marital problems and turned her work and mental health upside-down. As she reconnects with some old acting friends, her sister-in-law, and her mother, she finds a bit of hope. She discovers that in order to move forward, she needs to embrace all stages of grief, no matter how hard or ridiculous they seem.

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