Film Synopsis
Fresh out of college, a heartbroken boy (Chris Lowell) is left devastated, when the girl of his dreams (Rose McIver) breaks-up with him. Unable to move on, he sets out on a quest to win her back by devising a plan to transform himself into the adult she desires. He even resigns himself to working for 'the man' (Clark Gregg) in corporate mediocrity, but along the way he unexpectedly falls for a hipster songstress (Jessica Szohr) who only wants him to be the person he is. His quest takes many unexpected turns, and only after heeding the advice of a kindred spirit astronomer (Allison Janney), does he truly begin to understand what it takes to find a place in the Universe.
Cast & Filmmakers
The Boy
Chris Lowell
Rose McIver
Mr. Markovic
Clark Gregg
The Astronomer
Allison Janney
Dr. Lambert
Peter Jacobson
Jessica Szohr
Maggie Kiley
Director / Co-Writer
Chris Lowell
Chris most recently starred in the Oscar-nominated DreamWorks film, The Help opposite Emma Stone. He was among the cast who won Best Ensemble at the SAG Awards and the BFCA awards. He will next be seen playing the lead in the independent feature Brightest Star, directed by Tribeca Film Festival winner and AFI workshop participant, Maggie Kiley. Chris soon be seen in the indie Love and Honor, starring opposite Teresa Palmer and Liam Hemsworth.

Chris appeared in the Oscar-nominated feature, Up in the Air directed by Jason Reitman and starring opposite George Clooney. His other film credits include Spin aka You are Here directed by Henry Pincus and Graduation directed by Michael Mayer. Chris also recently wrapped principal photography on his directorial debut, Beside Still Waters, starring Ryan Eggold, Reid Scott, and Britt Lower.

On television, Chris will next be seen in the FOX comedy series Enlisted opposite Geoff Stults. He played the series regular character of 'Dell' opposite Kate Walsh in ABC's Private Practice. Additional television credits include series regular roles of 'Piz,' Kristen Bell's love interest on the critically acclaimed series Veronica Mars and 'Jonathan Fields' in ABC's Life As We Know It. He will reprise his role in the upcoming Veronica Mars feature.

Chris has a tremendous passion for photography and has compiled a book of work from his world travels, which can be viewed at

Chris was born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia.
Rose McIver
Rose McIver recently recurred in 8 episodes of the upcoming Showtime series, Masters of Sex, starring Michael Sheen, Lizzy Caplan and Beau Bridges. This new drama about the pioneers of the science of human sexuality whose research touched off the sexual revolution will premiere in September 2013. In 2012, McIver starred as the title character in the MTV pilot Cassandra French's Finishing School For Boys, which was produced by Krysten Ritter and based on a novel of the same name by Eric Garcia. That same year, she also starred in the independent films Brightest Star as the romantic lead opposite Chris Lowell and Blinder as the female lead opposite Jack Thompson and Anna Hutchinson. She previously starred in the DreamWorks film The Lovely Bones (directed by Peter Jackson) as 'Lindsey Salmon' starring opposite Mark Wahlberg and Rachel Weisz.
Clark Gregg
Clark Gregg began his acting career as a founding member and former artistic director of the Atlantic Theater Company in New York. He has acted in many of the company's productions, including Boys' Life at Lincoln Center, Mojo, The Night Heron, Sexual Perversity in Chicago and Happy Hour, written by Ethan Coen. Other New York credits include Aaron Sorkin's A Few Good Men on Broadway, Unidentified Human Remains and A. R. Gurney's The Old Boy.

Gregg moved to Los Angeles in the mid-90s to pursue film and television work, landing roles in films including Mr. Popper's Penguins, Thor, Iron Man and Iron Man 2, 500 Days of Summer, Choke, In Good Company, Spartan, State and Main, Lovely and Amazing, The Human Stain, We Were Soldiers, One Hour Photo and Magnolia. He played the role of Hank/Henrietta in Tod Williams' debut feature, The Adventures of Sebastian Cole, for which he received an Independent Spirit Award nomination. In 2012 he reprised his role as S.H.I.E.L.D. Agent Phil Coulson in Marvel's The Avengers, which broke box office records.

This year Gregg will be seen in several films, including Joss Whedon's Much Ado About Nothing, CBS Films' The To Do List, Very Good Girls, with Dakota Fanning, and Jason Reitman's Labor Day, with Kate Winslet and Josh Brolin. On television he has had recurring roles on The West Wing, Sports Night, Will and Grace, Sex and the City and The Shield, and co-starred with Julia Louis-Dreyfus on CBS The New Adventures of Old Christine.

An experienced screenwriter and director, Gregg's screenwriting debut, What Lies Beneath (Dreamworks), starred Harrison Ford and Michelle Pfeiffer and was directed by Robert Zemeckis. His feature film directing debut, Choke, which he adapted from the novel by Chuck Palahniuk, starring Sam Rockwell and Anjelica Huston, premiered at the 2008 Sundance Film Festival, was awarded a Special Jury Prize for Best Ensemble and was released by Fox Searchlight in 2008. Gregg has written or re-written scripts for Universal, Disney, Paramount, Warner Brothers and Fox 2000. His second film as writer-director, and this time as star, was the dark indie comedy Trust Me, which premiered at the 2013 Tribeca Film Festival. The film also stars Sam Rockwell, Allison Janney, Felicity Huffman, William H. Macy and Amanda Peet.

As a theater director, Gregg directed Kevin Heelan's Distant Fires, which was nominated for Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Awards in New York and moved to the Circle-in-the-Square downtown. The Los Angeles production, with Samuel L. Jackson, won three L.A. Weekly Awards -- Best Direction, Best Ensemble and Best Play -- and was nominated for four Ovation Awards, including Best Director. He also directed the acclaimed 1998 Atlantic revival of David Mamet's Edmond, and created, co-wrote and directed the L.A. serialized play, The Big Empty.
Allison Janney
The incredibly versatile Allison Janney has taken her place among a select group of actors who combine a leading lady's profile with a character actor's art of performance. Most recently she has been tapped to co-star, along with Anna Faris, in the new CBS/Chuck Lorre sitcom, Mom. She'll also appear in a multi-episode arc on the new Showtime drama Masters of Sex this fall. Her feature, The Way, Way Back with Steve Carell and Toni Collette, will be released by Fox Searchlight on July 5th. In addition, Janney has been busy with a number of other films, including the premiere of Lynn Shelton's Touchy Feely at this year's Sundance Film Festival, the Untitled Christian Camargo project with William Hurt and Jean Reno, the Untitled Marc Lawrence/Castle Rock project with Hugh Grant, Trust Me for director/actor Clark Gregg, and Jason Bateman's comedy Bad Words. She is lending her voice to the Dreamworks' animated film Mr. Peabody & Sherman and previously appeared in The Oranges with Catherine Keener, Liberal Arts with Josh Radnor and Struck By Lightning with Chris Colfer.

Additionally she co-starred in the much anticipated feature film The Help based on the best selling novel of the same name. For their extraordinary performances, the cast won Ensemble awards from the Screen Actors Guild, National Board of Review and the Broadcast Film Critics. Additionally the film was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Picture.

Janney has delighted audiences with outstanding performances in the Oscar-winning ensemble hit Juno and in the movie version of the Tony Award winning play Hairspray. For her role in Todd Solondz's film Life During Wartime she was nominated for Best Supporting Actress by the Spirit Awards. She also appeared in Sam Mendes' Away We Go, the comedy Strangers with Candy, and was heard as the voice of 'Gladys' in Dreamworks' animated film Over the Hedge as well as 'Peach' in Finding Nemo.

Janney received another Spirit Award nomination for her work in the independent feature Our Very Own, and starred opposite Meryl Streep in The Hours which received a SAG Award nomination for Outstanding Ensemble Cast in a Motion Picture. Other feature credits include the Academy Award winning film American Beauty (for which she won a SAG Award for Outstanding Ensemble Cast in a Motion Picture) as well as Nurse Betty, How to Deal, Drop Dead Gorgeous, 10 Things I Hate About You, Primary Colors, The Ice Storm, Six Days Seven Nights, The Object of My Affection, and Big Night.

Throughout her career Janney has made a handful of memorable guest-star appearances on television, but she is renowned for her starring role in the acclaimed NBC series The West Wing, where she won a remarkable four Emmy Awards and four SAG Awards for her portrayal of White House Press Secretary CJ Cregg.

While a freshman studying acting at Kenyon College in Ohio, Janney auditioned for Paul Newman and got the part. Soon after, Newman and his wife Joanne Woodward suggested she study at the Neighborhood Playhouse in New York. She followed their advice and went on to make her Broadway debut in Noel Coward's Present Laughter for which she earned the Outer Critics Circle Award and Clarence Derwent Award. She also appeared in Arthur Miller's A View from the Bridge, receiving her first Tony Award nomination and winning the Outer Critics Circle Award. Janney was last seen on Broadway in the musical 9 to 5, for which she earned a Tony nomination and won the Drama Desk Award.
Peter Jacobson
Peter Jacobson is best known for his role of 'Dr. Taub', a regular character featured for six seasons on the award winning Fox series, House. He can currently be seen on the new Showtime series, Ray Donovan, as 'Lee Drexler,' and is also in the new Sony feature, White House Down, with Jamie Foxx and Channing Tatum. On television, he starred opposite Debra Messing in the Emmy award nominated mini series, The Starter Wife, and opposite Peter Krause and Juliana Marguiles in The Lost Room. Jacobson has been seen in many features, including What Just Happened and Good Night, and Good Luck, and has appeared regularly on New York based TV shows as well, doing guest appearances on Royal Pains, The Good Wife, and recurring on Law and Order as the cunning defensive attorney 'Randy Dworkin', Peter's voice can be heard in Cars 2 as "Acer."

Jacobson spent many years doing theatre in New York, appearing in a wide variety of plays such as The Taming of the Shrew, the Public Theatre's Shakespeare in the Park presentation of Comedy of Errors, Waiting for Lefty directed by Joanne Woodward, David Mamet's The Water Engine at the Atlantic Theatre Company, and the original New York productions of John Patrick Shanley's Four Dogs and a Bone, Steve Martin's Picasso at the Lapin Agile, and The Complete Wrks of Wllm Shkspr (abridged).

A Native of Chicago, and a graduate of Brown University, Jacobson attended the Julliard School. He splits his time between New York and Los Angeles.
Jessica Szohr
Jessica Szohr is one of Hollywood's most sought after and engaging young talents. Since beginning her career in acting, she has already fostered an impressive body of work that includes both film and television.

Currently, Szohr can be seen co-starring opposite Josh Gad, Vince Vaughn, and Owen Wilson in the FOX film The Internship. Next, she will be seen starring in Two Night Stand opposite Analeigh Tipton, Miles Teller, Leven Rambin, and Kid Cudi. The film centers around two strangers who had a one night stand and wake up to find themselves snowed in after sleeping through a blizzard that put all of Manhattan on ice. They're now trapped together in a tiny apartment, forced to get to know each other way more than any one night stand should.

Szohr's other film credits include Tower Heist, I Don't Know How She Does It, Love, Wedding, Marriage, and Piranha 3-D.

Szohr was nominated for a 2011 MTV Movie Award for Best Scared-As-Shit Performance for her performance in the Weinstein Company's Piranha 3-D and she also received the 2010 Breakthrough Actress in Film Award at the 8th Annual Breakthrough Awards for her body of work.

Szohr also starred as 'Vanessa Abrams' in the CW Network's hit TV Show and cultural phenomenon Gossip Girl. Her character, 'Vanessa,' is a beautiful artist and budding filmmaker from Brooklyn among a cluster of New York City's most elite, wealthy young adults. Szohr's other Television credits include: Joan of Arcadia, That's So Raven, CSI: Miami and What About Brian. Szohr also starred in Chris Daughtry's Over You music video and Matt White's Best Days.
Maggie Kiley
Filmmaker and actress Maggie Kiley most recently directed and co-wrote the feature film Brightest Star which was inspired by her award winning short film Some Boys Don't Leave.

In 2009, Maggie was one of eight women selected out of hundreds of applicants to take part in American Film Institute’s prestigious Directing Workshop for Women and it was through her participation in this program that she made Some Boys Don't Leave. Maggie received the Student Visionary Award at the 2010 Tribeca Film Festival and the Alexis Award for Best Emerging Student Filmmaker at Palm Springs International Shortfest. Some Boys Don't Leave was the number one selling short film on iTunes for several weeks, has played at over 40 festivals and continues to screen both nationally and internationally.

As an actress, Maggie has appeared in film, television and on stage. She has worked extensively at Atlantic Theater Company in New York where she is one of just 40 ensemble members. Maggie received her BFA in Theater from New York University and was invited to join the critically acclaimed ensemble after graduating. Maggie has been fortunate to work with such great film and television directors as James Gray, Lesli Linka Glatter, Daisy von Scherler Mayer and Documentarian Nathaniel Kahn. She recently appeared in Andrew Jarecki's All Good Things alongside Ryan Gosling, Kirsten Dunst and Frank Langella.
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