© 2014 Main Line Films
© 2014 Main Line Films
Michael Cerveris, Christian Coulson, Lindsay Felton, Joseph R. Gannascoli, Zack Griffiths, Regi Huc, Larisa Polonsky, Drew Seltzer, Stoya, Evan Mathew Weinstein, and Ashley C. Williams
Evan Mathew Weinstein ~ “Tom” ~ Director / Writer / Executive Producer
Evan Mathew Weinstein has been both in front and behind the camera his whole life, as an actor, writer, director, producer, and editor. He is a graduate of Rutgers University and Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre in London, with a BFA in acting. He has had a multi-media career having appeared in film, television, off-Broadway, commercials, cartoons, video games, viral internet skits, and radio. Evan proudly makes his feature film writing/directing debut with Leaving Circadia.
Regi Huc ~ “Davis” ~ Executive Producer
Regi Huc is currently Managing Member of Main Line Films. He is an actor and producer who has worked in film, television and Off Broadway. A graduate of the BFA acting program at Rutgers University, Regi has worked alongside some of the entertainment industry’s biggest names from George Clooney to Ewan McGregor. Regi also studied and performed at Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre in London, England while under the Artistic Direction of Mark Rylance. Regi is primarily based out of New York City.
Drew Seltzer ~ “Ray” ~ Executive Producer
Drew received his BFA from Rutgers University and has studied at the Globe Theater in London, as well as doing improv with The Second City and IMPROV LA!. Drew’s stage credits include various productions both regionally and off-Broadway in NYC. This marks his first EP credit on a feature, with over eleven years of experience in the feature film, theater and television industries.
Jesse R. Tendler ~ Producer / Executive Producer
An actor by the age of four, Jesse has an extensive and diverse list of credits. Television and film credits include The Ellen Burstyn Show (series regular); The Secret, Hallmark Television Special (co-starring w/Kirk Douglas) for which he earned a Youth in Film Awards nomination for Best Child Actor in a Television Movie; Black Swan (VO w/Darren Aronofsky); Guiding Light; Are You Afraid of the Dark?; and Law & Order, among others. Jesse has also appeared in numerous television commercials (one of which won him a Clio Award for Best Child Actor in a TV Commercial), radio spots, and video games, including Bully and two editions of Grand Theft Auto (Rockstar Games). His theatre and musical theatre credits range fromHamlet to Dylan Thomas’s Under Milk Wood to The Velveteen Rabbit, and also include various new works. Though an actor first and foremost, Jesse has enjoyed making the jump into producing as well, which began with the co-founding of Intimation Productions in 2007. Focusing primarily on film, Jesse continues to produce a diverse range of projects, including features, shorts, music videos, industrials, and documentaries. In addition to acting and producing, Jesse can often be found on set as an AD, production manager, script supervisor, and more. Jesse is also a freelance editor/proofreader and script doctor; a professional photographer and videographer; and a regular international traveler and volunteer trip leader. Jesse holds degrees from the University of Pennsylvania’s Jerome Fisher Program in Management & Technology in the fields of Materials Engineering, Entrepreneurial Management, and Marketing.
LEAVING CIRCADIA is a romantic dramedy that follows the misadventures of Tom, the slacker superintendent of a Brooklyn brownstone apartment building, and his only slightly more responsible buddies, chronicling the difficult transition from the happy-go-lucky lifestyle of their twenties to the often harsh reality of thirties adulthood.
Tom (Evan Mathew Weinstein) is a gifted artist and an even more skilled slacker, wasting away his days working as a building superintendent for his domineering landlord Nat (Joseph R. Gannascoli) and pissing off local businessmen like Reece (Michael Cerveris) by flyering their cars. In his spare time, he bums around with his band of buddies, Ray (Drew Seltzer), Will (Zack Griffiths), and Colin (Christian Coulson).
Life around Tom begins to change when beautiful career-minded Collette (Larisa Polonsky) moves into the building. As Tom becomes smitten with the new lady above him, Ray’s relationship with girlfriend Jackie (Ashley C. Williams) hits a crossroads, as does Will’s rocky marriage. Soon tension arises between Tom and another new tenant, recently divorced Davis (Regi Huc), whose interests might threaten Tom’s romantic possibilities…
In modern American culture, where the theme of post-college hipsters moving back into their parents’ basements has become somewhat cliché, Leaving Circadia seeks to shine a light on a largely unexamined yet ubiquitous segment of the population: the non-hipster, sometimes professional, emerging adult, whose twenties are now in the rearview — those whose settled-in routines have now begun to define not only who they are but who they’ll become. The landscape is slightly different, but the rules remain the same. No matter where we go, how old we get, or what habits we adopt, we can only truly grow up once we learn to look within.
Great writing and acting, subtle plot line that carries you along
This is not the first movie that tries to depict the “coming of age” transition from late 20’s/30’s into “mature” adulthood. However, the problem with these movies is that the characters are inherently unrelatable. The movie Drinking Buddies comes to mind – interesting film, but I found I just couldn’t relate to Anna Kendrick and Olivia Wilde. With this movie, I felt as if I was watching a group of my friends. As such, this movie resonated with me in a profound way, even days and weeks after I watched the film. Highly recommend.
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Leaving Circadia took home Best in Fest and the Audience Choice Award at the 17th Annual FirstGlance Film Festival in Philadelphia.
We also won the Director’s Choice Award at the Indie Spirit Film Festival in Colorado Springs.
Plus, we secured the Audience Choice Award at the Village of Brewster Film Festival in Brewster, NY.
VOB Film Festival
In August, we won the Best Actress Award at the Long Beach International Film Festival.
Long Beach International Film Festival
Leaving Circadia swept top honors at the Emerge Film Festival in June:
Best Director… Verizon’s People’s Choice Award… AND… Best Film in Festival
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