Brad Renfro's Last Film Collector to Have Final Public Screening at NewFilmmakers LA

Los Angeles, California (PressExposure) March 05, 2012 -- MEDIA ALERT
A Final Farewell:
Brad Renfro's Last Film Collector to Have Final Public Screening at NewFilmmakers LA

WHAT: Brad Renfro, who died tragically in 2008, left behind a final message for his fans in Dempsey Tillman's Collector. Shot shortly before his death, the film focuses on a down on his luck man's battle (Renfro) with himself and the forces of good and evil (played by Matthew Boylan). It was a battle Renfro was familiar with, which is why Tillman believes he had such a connection to the character and story. Tillman will be answering questions about the movie and working with Brad at the end of the screening. Other directors will also be discussing their movies.

Written and directed by Tillman, the film has won over 27 awards at various film festivals around the world, including "Best Short Film," "Best Director" for Tillman and "Best Actor" for Renfro among others. It has also won praise from Hollywood heavyweights like Grant Curtis of the Spiderman franchise. It was selected as one of 15 films to be shown at NewFilmmakers Los Angeles and is the last chance for the public to see Brad's most personal and final performance.

WHEN: March 20, 2012 (Admittance is $5 per program)
5:30 pm: Press/Red Carpet Check In
6:30 pm: Short Film Screenings Begin (3 programs)
10:45pm: Q/A with Dempsey Tillman

WHERE: Sunset Gower Studios
1438 N. Gower Street

BACKGROUND: One of a growing number of young African American directors changing the field of filmmaking, Dempsey has worked with Hollywood's most respected directors, including Steven Spielberg, Sam Raimi, Robert Redford, Rob Reiner, Antoine Fuqua, and Justin Lin among others. Collector is the basis for Dempsey's next feature film project The Almighty. NewFilmmakers LA at Sunset Gower Studios is a non-profit organization designed to showcase innovative works by emerging filmmakers from around the world. For tickets or info, visit

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Press Release Submitted On: March 04, 2012 at 11:23 pm
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