Coney Island Promise

A man and a woman, who enjoy each other's company but are in committed relationships, promise to meet in Coney Island 12 years later if they are not attached. Will the man who returns on the promised date find the woman again amidst all the sights and sounds of Coney Island?

  • Chris Harcum
  • Aimee Todoroff
  • Chris Harcum
  • Chris Harcum
  • Aimee Todoroff
  • Chris Harcum
    Key Cast
  • Aimee Todoroff
    Key Cast
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    January 22, 2023
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    United States
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    United States
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  • EdiPlay International Film Festival
    February 5, 2023
    Best Mobile Film
  • Indiefare International Film Festival

    February 15, 2023
    Seven Minute Film
  • Bright International Film Festival
    United Kingdom
    February 22, 2023
    Award Winner Five Minute Film
  • Delta International Film Festival

    March 1, 2023
    Award Winner Seven Minute Film
Director Biography - Chris Harcum, Aimee Todoroff

Chris Harcum is an actor, playwright, and filmmaker, based in New York City. His short films include "The Big Pivot," "Coney Island Promise," and "Beyond & Above." He is half of the the long-form improv duo Pedro & Chris and serves as the Producing Director for Elephant Run District. His solo shows include "American Badass," "American Gun Show," "Anhedonia Road," "Gotham Standards," "Green," "Mahamudra," "The Preservationist," and "Some Kind of Pink Breakfast." His full-length plays include "Martin Denton, Martin Denton;" "Rabbit Island;" "The Hypochondriac;" and "The Devil in Ms. Spelvin." His "American Gun Show" received 5-star reviews in the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. His writing has also appeared in The New York Times and the Brooklyn Rail. He was named NYTTheatre’s Person of the Year for his work on Green. More details:

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Director Statement

My mission is to deep dive into our human mess, to crack people up, and to leave a dent in the universe. I want to create pieces that people enjoy in the present and are haunted by later on.

This film was made on a hot Saturday in May 2022. We wanted to capture the spirit of Coney Island through montage. After it was assembled, I wrote the character monologue that plays with or works against the images you see. I hope it evokes the magic of the place for you.