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Bastards of Young
Directed by
Josiah Signor

USA / 2013 / 77
minutes

World Premiere

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Josiah Signor
SYNOPSIS:
Refreshingly authentic, Bastards of Young is a debut feature that puts a new twist on the coming of age cliché… maybe because everyone has already come of age. Jen (Amelia Martin) has reached a breaking point with her husband of ten years while Jesse (Gregory Perri), is an artist turned schoolteacher who refuses to accept that the couple were married too young. Jen and Jesse are forced to face buried emotions at their old college friends Kevin (Christopher J. Domig) and Julie’s (Lucy Walters) annual Halloween party. The couple must confront their own adulthood while Kevin and Julie work to do the same. Even Halloween costumes fail to maintain youthful spirits as sex, drugs and rock n’ roll intermingle with thoughts of pregnancy, adultery and divorce.

Signor’s casting features an outstanding ensemble of rookie actors that deliver authenticity and relatability despite the dramatic tension. Bastards of Young will leave you charmed and reeling at the fact that this is Signor’s student thesis and first feature film.
-Chandra Knotts

BIO:
Josiah Signor hails from Highland, a small hamlet in Ulster County, NY.

After graduating with a BFA in graphic design at SUNY Purchase, he moved to the Big Apple to pursue his dream of filmmaking, which apparently involved waiting tables at trendy restaurants.

Josiah recently received his filmmaking MFA (and a record amount of debt) from the NYU Tisch Graduate Film Program.

In addition to writing, directing and editing many short films, he has edited two feature-length documentary films, as well as two narrative feature films, including Alexandre Rockwell’s (who served as Josiah's Executive Producer) Pete Smalls is Dead, starring Peter Dinklage and Steve Buscemi.

Bastards of Young is Josiah’s thesis and first feature film, and was proudly selected for the 2012 Independent Filmmaker Project narrative labs.

MAIN CREDITS:
Cast/Featuring: Gregory Perri, Amelia Martin, Christopher J. Domig, Lucy Walters, Peter O'Leary
Executive Producer(s): Alexandre Rockwell, Ray Martino, Ray Gish
Producer(s): Robert Profusek, Ryan Silbert, Gigi Dement
Director(s): Josiah Signor
Screenwriter(s): Josiah Signor
Cinematographer(s): Mike Rossetti
Editor(s): Sarah-Rose Meredith
Production Designer(s): Brian Rzepka
Composer(s)/Music: Dan Signor
Sound Designer(s): Alicia Hook
 
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