Ryan Egypt’s short film, Chasing Titles Vol. 1, premiered on Sept. 28 at AMC City Place in downtown West Palm Beach. Stars of the film gathered for photo opps and to discuss their experiences of shooting on location in Palm Beach County, before the official viewing.
Writer, Director and Producer, Ryan Egypt says that he wrote the film in Palm Beach County and knew that shooting it here would give the film authenticity. “I was advised to [shoot] in LA or in Atlanta or to do a little of the exterior here, but to keep the story authentic I kept it here and we got a lot of support, especially from Riviera Beach.” Egypt said. Other cast members shared Egypt’s experience of the overwhelming support from residents. “One of the last scenes that we shot…was in Riviera Beach…and literally the neighborhood sat their chairs out and they sat down and got their pizza and they got their chicken and their drinks and they sat and they just watched,” actor Terrance Richardson recalls. “And once it was done everyone [cheered]” Actress Erica Eynon, who plays the wife of main character Joe Holmes said, “We filmed off O Avenue in real locations, and that was an amazing experience as an actress to be able to travel to the world that was in the script.”
Chasing Titles Vol 1. is a film that chronicles the life of Joe Holmes—played by Brian Austin Green—and the trauma and dysfunction he subjects his son Caleb (played by Landon Gimenez) to because of his inability to make the right decisions. Other cast members include: Clifton Powell as T Parker, Barry Shabaka Henley as Luke Parker, Haas Manning as Marcus King, Avery Mason as Sean Campbell and Malia Vega as Honey.
Since its debut, Chasing Titles Vol. 1 has won 34 awards, been featured in nine festivals and received one International Best Short Selection.
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