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Inspired by true events, Cleveland radio host and rock 'n roll front man Allen Retski (Ryan Vincent) gets caught up living life in the fast lane. His mentor and legendary jazz musician, Robert Lockwood (Elester Latham) helps him open his eyes to a new perspective and empowers him to bring his vulnerability to the stage.

  • Ryan Vincent
    1st time Director
  • Ryan Vincent
    1st time Writer
  • Allen Osborne
    Boomslang series
  • Ryan Vincent
    Key Cast
    "Allen Retski"
    Netflix's "Blonde"
  • Project Type:
  • Runtime:
    12 minutes 8 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    May 1, 2023
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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  • Film Color:
    Black & White and Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • LA Shorts Film Festival
    Los Angeles
    Official Selection
Director Biography - Ryan Vincent

Ryan’s journey begins in Cleveland Ohio where he first stumbled into the theater. Almost immediately he was mesmerized by the power of live performance. After earning his BFA, he took the show on the road to Los Angeles where he began to utilize his theater education into the film and television world. Most recently he portrayed the character of “Uncle Clive” in Andrew Dominik’s “Blonde” with Ana de Armas. His Directorial debut is a culmination of years of stage and set experience.

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Director Statement

From childhood, I have always been a fan of rock ‘n’ roll music. I still prefer it over music that’s made today. “LODESTAR” was an opportunity to take a walk in the shoes that the greats like Robert Plant and Mick Jagger once wore.

As an actor of both stage and film I understand the language and how to articulate to my fellow actors what is needed in certain moments and how to get there authentically, which I believe we successfully did.

There is no doubt in my mind that filmmaking is always a collaborative effort. I think listening is just as important as directing. I am so grateful for everyone involved in giving this project life.