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What Ever Happened to Jonny Faith

A famous country singer, who disappeared at the height of his career 30 years ago, tries to make things right with his son before it is too late.

  • Benjamin Pollack
  • Benjamin Pollack
  • Benjamin Pollack
  • Bruce Greenwood
    Key Cast
    "Dr. Kelben"
    Star Trek (2009), Star Trek Into Darkness (2013) I, Robot (2004) Super 8 (2011)
  • Wayne Knight
    Key Cast
    "Larry Cohen"
    Jurassic Park, Signfeld, Toy Story 2,
  • Frank Noon
    Key Cast
    "Jonny Faith"
    Seinfeld, Married with Children, Darkman, Road House
  • Margo Parker
    Key Cast
    "Alice Faith"
    If Walls Could Talk, Deadly Girls Night Out
  • Debbie Pollack
    Key Cast
    "Joan Stillwater"
    Sixteen Candles, For All Mankind, Dirty John,
  • Michael Patrick McGill
    Key Cast
    Shameless, Bosch, Dark Skies, Annabelle Comes Home
  • Alexandra Wright
    Key Cast
    "Sharon Faith"
    This is Us, Chicago PD, Grace and Frankie
  • Jaenette O'Connor
    Key Cast
    Baskets, Doom Patrol, Preacher, Ray Donovan
  • Gary Nohealii
    Key Cast
    Criminal Minds, Hawaii Five-0, War Path
  • Ashley Lauren Nedd
    Key Cast
    The Maestro, Psycho Sister-In-Law, Save the Wedding
  • Fritz Coleman
    Key Cast
    "Fritz Coleman"
    Fritz Coleman, Weather...
  • Jackson Rowden
    Key Cast
    "Ricky Faith"
    The Mick
  • Rusty Anderson
    Key Cast
    "Rusty Anderson"
    Highlander 11: The Quickening
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  • Runtime:
    24 minutes 15 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    March 7, 2023
  • Production Budget:
    50,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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Director Biography - Benjamin Pollack

Benjamin Pollack is co-owner of Tomlinson Managment Group, a premier boutique beauty agency in Malibu California, and a multi-award-winning filmmaker with an MFA in Filmmaking from the American Film Institute.

Benjamin began his career as a film editor for producer John Daly, (Terminator, Last Platoon). Thereafter he went on to become an award-winning director/screenwriter/producer/editor and has won awards for each title. Benjamin is also a multi-award-winning music video director, working with clients like Garry Beers and Ciaran Gribbin (INXS) Mike Krompass (Smash Mouth) Daniel Ash (Bauhaus / Love and Rockets) Matt Zarley and many others.

In 2019, Benjamin wrote and produced and directed the multi-award-winning documentary, Out Of Malibu, an escape from Malibu during the Woolsey Fire, with music from Miley Cyrus, Joe Walsh, Lee Ritenour, Al Hirt, The Last Ride, Billy Goodrum and Madilyn Bailey.

Benjamin is a member of the Editor's Guild and the WGAw.

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Director Statement

I am both lucky and unlucky. I am lucky because I had my father in my life until my 50's. I am unlucky because we lost contact for a chunk of that time. For my father it was all about image until a terminal illness shed him of all that foolishness and all that remained was love. It was then that we reconnected and spent the last 8 years of his life loving each other.

That's a story many people can relate to. Being a father doesn't come with an instruction book and sometimes, well, all the time, people are just people. A true hero is a person who can selflessly love another person, and like my father, Jonny has shed his fears in the light of a terminal diagnosis and all that remains is the harm he has caused his son. Now all that matters is that Jonny puts things right before time runs out.

I have directed many music videos and commercials in my career but I have always longed to direct a true dramatic narrative - especially one that was close to my heart. It was at The American Film Institute where I was exposed to dramatic structure and narrative rhythm, and I have worked hard to maintain those philosophies of filmmaking as I bring Jonny Faith to life and to the big screen. The story isn't about redemption - it's the journey towards what one man believes is redemption that tells this narrative.