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Dale and Johnny's Bound for Life

Childhood friends, Dale James (Devin Williams) and Johnny Palmer (Matt Kops) are on the verge of a dead friendship that has not gone the way they hoped, however when one accident brings them together once again, they must keep a secret that will Bound them together, in hopes of reviving their dead friendship.

  • Matt Kops
    Director
    Writer's Block , Unsteady, The Other Side
  • Devin Williams
    Director
  • Matt Kops
    Writer
    Writer's Block, Friendly, Human Taxidermy, The Other Side
  • Gray with an A
    Writer
    The Human Taxidermy, Friendly
  • Tiani Thompson
    Writer
    #Cancelled
  • Matt Kops
    Producer
    Writer's Block, Friendly, Unsteady, The Other Side
  • Madison Williams
    Producer
    Writer's Block, The Game of Life
  • Devin Williams
    Producer
    The Game of Life
  • Tiani Thompson
    Producer
  • Matt Kops
    Key Cast
    "Johnny Palmer"
    The Game of Life, Unsteady
  • Devin Williams
    Key Cast
    "Dale James"
    The Game of Life, Daily 5
  • Kevin Ryan
    Key Cast
    "Charles Baker"
    Daily 5
  • Madison Williams
    Key Cast
    "Cassie "Cas" Cooper"
    Daily Five, The Game of Life
  • Katrina Strumpf
    Key Cast
    "Harley Miller"
  • Joe Boccia Jr
    Key Cast
    "Tito Parks"
  • Tiani Thompson
    Key Cast
    "Kiara "
  • Rico Albano
    Key Cast
    "Bobby Buscemi"
  • Suzanna Peters
    Key Cast
    "Carly Palmer"
  • Madison Williams
    Assistant Directors
  • Tiani Thompson
    Assistant Directors
  • Vincent Meyers
    Assistant Directors
  • Tiani Thompson
    Camera Operators
    Second Unit Camera: Unsteady
  • Madison Williams
    Camera Operators
  • Kristina Dolan
    Camera Operators
  • James Lewis
    Camera Operators
    The Human Taxidermy
  • Vincent Meyers
    Camera Operators
  • Trey Petgrave
    Camera Operators
  • Vincent Meyers
    Boom Operators
    Writer's Block
  • Heather Buscarino
    Boom Operators
  • Marielle Hayle
    Boom Operators
  • Liam Dodds
    Boom Operators
  • Jenna Capozzi
    Boom Operators
  • Lily Moss
    Boom Operators
  • Joseph St George
    Boom Operators
  • Ian Justino
    Boom Operators
  • Madison Williams
    Boom Operators
  • Kevin Ryan
    Boom Operators
  • Emily Bassett
    Boom Operators
  • Tiani Thompson
    Director of Photography
  • Matt Kops
    Editor
    Writer's Block, Unsteady, The Other Side
  • Nik Noto
    Colorist
  • Akash Singh
    VFX Artist
    The Other Side
  • Project Type:
    Feature, Student
  • Genres:
    Dark Comedy, Surreal Comedy, Slapstick Comedy, Buddy Comedy
  • Runtime:
    1 hour 27 minutes 15 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    February 24, 2023
  • Production Budget:
    8,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    2:35:1/185:1
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    Yes
  • Student Project:
    No
Distribution Information
  • Gateway Galaxy Films
    Distributor
    Country: United States
    Rights: All Rights
Director Biography - Matt Kops, Devin Williams

Matt Kops is a College Student at SUNY PURCHASE in his final year, his influences come from the minds of Jim Henson, George Carlin, Robert Downey Sr, Kaneto Shindo, Jacques Tati, and David Lynch. Matt has been making movies since he was a child and continues to pursue his dreams of being a certified daydreamer.

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Director Statement

Bound for Life was a hell of a project to create. With the help of the great Devin Williams, Kevin Ryan, Madison Williams, Tiani Thompson and Vincent Meyers we bring to you a wonderful dark comedy with light heart about two best friends proving they were meant to be Bound for Life!