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The Piano Man

Alex Sullivan (Christian Winter) is a piano man who plays at local bars and is struggling to get a record deal.  He lives with his girlfriend, Lisa Schaefer (Jamie Leo), a ballerina turned waitress so the two can have a reliable income.  When Alex gets the chance to get signed on to a deal with the best producer on the East Coast, Mia Filliano (Abigail Dwight), he has to write the perfect song to prove his worth.  But now the real question is at what cost does it take for him to achieve his dream of being an icon.

  • Ben Bernard
  • Ben Bernard
  • Ben Bernard
  • Isabella Watson
  • Christian Winter
    Key Cast
  • Jamie Leo
    Key Cast
    "Santa Con"
  • Jacob Rogotzke
    Key Cast
  • Abigail Dwight
    Key Cast
    "Mia Filliano"
  • John Coleman Taylor
    Key Cast
    "Mr. Hooper"
    "Wallabout", "Brutal Colors"
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  • Runtime:
    1 hour 31 minutes 40 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    November 24, 2017
  • Production Budget:
    0 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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  • Film Color:
    Black & White and Color
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Director Biography - Ben Bernard

Ben Bernard is an 18 year old filmmaker who has made films ranging from stop motion, to animation, to short and feature length live action films. He has been doing so for the past eight years.

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Director Statement

The Piano Man is about an artist’s ambition, and how the opportunity of attaining a long-desired professional goal has the potential to destroy someone’s life and those closest to them. This film is dedicated to all the struggling artist's out there, and to my absolutely brilliant cast and crew.