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Writer/Director David Branin grew up near Hartford, Connecticut.  Raised by a single deaf mother, he picked up her skill of observing and reading people.  It wasn't until his college career was almost over that the dream of making a major motion-picture burst into his head. David and three of his closest friends wrote an original screenplay together and moved to Los Angeles in 2000 to pursue their own Hollywood ending. His pursuit of that dream continues to this day.

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Film Courage Interactive ft. ONCE & FOR ALL 4-25-11 Los Angeles

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Film Courage Interactive ft. ONCE & FOR ALL 4-25-11 Los Angeles

The 16th Film Courage Interactive features ONCE & FOR ALL, an experimental musical film about a couple that suffers from a break-up and searches to rediscover themselves as individuals, by Writer/Director Cory Reeder. Rather than conventional devices, the film uses popular music as the catalyst to tell the story and utilize the film's major theme: “Actions speak louder than words.”

The film is not a musical filled with dancing and singing ala “Moulin Rouge” or “Mamma Mia,” but more in the vein of Pink Floyd’s, “The Wall.”  The music accompanies the film and acts as a rhythmic and lyrical guide for the audience to witness the emotions the characters feel and act upon. In between the songs, you learn more about the two main characters, HIM & HER, by viewing personal moments from their home movies. You learn what instigates the demise of their relationship, how they celebrated happier times, and what made their relationship so special.

(Please note that although the film is not rated, it is not suited for those under the age of 18 due to subject matter and nudity.)

ONCE & FOR ALL stars Cory Reeder, Jennifer Ross, and Hollis Sherman-Pepe.

Run Time: 86 Minutes

To purchase tickets for the event on 4-25-11, please visit:


WHEN: Monday 4-25-11 at 7:00 p.m. to Midnight


COST: $8.00 through Indie GoGo or at the door

WHERE: The Downtown Independent, 251 S. Main St., Los Angeles, CA  90012


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