In a modern day twist on 'It's A Wonderful Life', George Benson, played by Christopher Lloyd, is haunted by tragedy, the loss of Violet, the ‘wayward girl’ who he had a soft heart for. Humoring what he thinks is the youthful imagination of his grandson, George stumbles into an invisible portal hiding in his closet. Falling ‘to the other side’ into his younger body, he is able to face his conflicts and troubles with new light a long, along with the temptation to try to change the past or possibly reinvision it.
Alyssa Rallo Bennett, director/producer of “ReRUN” is the co-founder of Stonestreet Studios, an incubator for new content and talent. Stonestreet has been prolific and diverse in its work; claiming awards for features, shorts, pilots and since 2014, their newly branded MicroMovies.
“ReRUN” marks her third feature film and collaboration with her partner/writer, Gary O. Bennett. Her first feature film, “The Pack”, which she also co-wrote and directed, starred, Lucie Arnaz, Elisabeth Moss, Ryan Homchick was theatrically released in New York and LA. “The Pack” was accepted into the Tribeca Film Festival in 2009, won Best Director, Best Actress, Best Supporting Actor and Rising Star Award at Wildwood Film Festival, and Best Feature Film: Honorable Mention at Baltimore Women's Film Festival and was featured in the Sedona, Hoboken, Manhattan, Big Apple, Northampton, Jersey Shore, Toronto Independent Film Festivals among others. A new cut of “The Pack” was released by FilmRise on multiple platforms, including City of Film and Snagfilms as “Smoking Non-Smoking”.
She recently directed the pilot "Leading Story" and “DOT” a new anthology series she’s been developing, about women’s rights in 50 states which will star Vanessa Murano (Switched at Birth, Gilmore Girls) & Danny Ramirez (Assassination Nation, Top Gun: Maverick). Many of the festival shorts she’s directed have been distributed by HG Distribution and on ShortsHD.
Alyssa co-produced and was featured in "Without Thunder" starring Jeff Daniels, Linda Hunt, Steve Zahn, Ming Na Wen, Betty Buckley, which was theatrically released and distributed by Orion Classics, featured in over a dozen major international film festivals from the Berlin Film Festival to the Toronto International Film Festival, distributed by Warner Brothers, and is now on Amazon Prime.
Alyssa's first training ground was as an actor working with directors such as Woody Allen, Franco Zeffirelli, Andre Gregory. She has worked as an actor and director in Sundance Institute's Playwriting Lab and will be directing a new play “Colorado” which will open in NYC this 2018-19 season. She has an MA from NYU Gallatin in Drama & Psychology and a BFA from NYU's Tisch School of the Arts, where she studied at Circle in the Square working with Nikos Psacharopoulos, David Margulies, Tom Fontana and others. She studied privately with Group Theater's Robert Lewis as well as the techniques of Sanford Meisner, Lee Strasberg, Uta Hagen and Stella Adler.
She is a singer/composer/guitarist in “The Yesters”