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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 Screening Series Featuring COLD STORAGE - 10-25-10

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Film Courage Interactive Screening Series Featuring COLD STORAGE - 10-25-10

LA Talk Radio’s Film Courage is proud to announce the 12th ‘Film Courage
Interactive’ at the Downtown Independent on Monday, October 25, 2010
from 7:00 pm to 11:00 pm. Film Courage-The Radio Show’s David Branin and
Karen Worden will host the interactive featuring the Los Angeles
premiere of Cold Storage. Cold Storage is an award-winning thriller
directed/co-written by Tony Elwood and produced by Paul Barrett. It
stars Nick Searcy (FX’s Justified/The Dead Girl), Joelle Carter (FX’s
Justified/American Pie 2), Matt Keeslar (Waiting for Guffman/The Last
Days of Disco), Sean Bridgers (Deadwood), and many more. The chilling,
beautifully shot feature exhibits young Melissa Adams after a fatal car
accident, where she is discovered by Clyde Mercer, a simple-minded
mountain hermit. He takes her lifeless body back to his cabin, high in
the mountains of Tennessee. Then he nurtures her as if she was alive,
and in his mind – she is.

When: 10-25-10 (Monday)

Cost: $10.00

Where: 251 S. Main St., LA, CA 90012 (The Downtown Independent)

Time: 7:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.

The Film Courage Interactive is a three-part, four hour event. It
contains 1) Two short films with Director’s Q & A 2) The
feature-length screening of Cold Storage with Director’s Q&A and 3)
Involves an in-depth discussion among fellow filmmakers/actors/writers
and the like on upcoming projects, the current state of independent film
and epiphanies about the business.

The goal of the Film Courage Interactive is to build an appetite for
independent film and bring artists together in a collaborative setting.
We hope to see you there!