Live: Sundance: Director Rick Rosenthal: @ “Halfway There” World Premiere



Director Rick Rosenthal tackles the difficult topic of alcohol and drug addiction and rehab with a very unique and human approach in his new Indie Episodic which had its world premiere at The Sundance Film Festival today at the Ray Theater in Park City, Utah.

Protagonist Jimmy Bishop (Matthew Lillard) is grappling with trying to turn around his life to the sober lane after facing the devastating effects of alcohol and drug abuse earlier . His efforts are continually challenged by life and circumstances including facing bankruptcy, constant temptations from friends as well as his alcoholic mother , ( brilliantly played by Blythe Danner ) and a former feisty girlfriend Carrie who he still nurses feelings for ( the beauteous Sarah Shahi) . The rest of the supporting cast including Nishi Munshi, Paige Herd, Matt O’Leary, Sheaun McKinney, Jane Stephens Rosenthal lend wonderful support. What happens next?  Below Photo: Matthew Lillard and Esai Morales star in “Halfway There” at The World Premiere at Sundance Film Festival Today :Image result for Halfway There Sundance



Rick Rosenthal


Nick Morton


James C. Hart, Valeria Lopez


Rick Rosenthal, Nick Morton


Matthew Lillard, Blythe Danner, Esai Morales, Sarah Shahi, Nishi Munshi, Paige Hurd, Matt O’Leary, Sheaun McKinney, Jane Stephens Rosenthal


When recovering addict Jimmy Bishop finds his sober living facility teetering on the edge of bankruptcy, he is forced to take in his wealthy alcoholic mother as a client. Her arrival solves his immediate financial crisis but also unleashes every other problem he has struggled his whole life to contain.




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Kalpana Pandit is an actor/ independent movie producer/ entrepreneur and also a board certified doctor in the United States. She has been a travelling Emergency Room Physician practicing part time in small towns across the United States while she is pursuing her passion of being a part of great movies. Her passion for creativity led her to establish her own production banner " House of Pandit" in 2010 which has since produced a multiple award winning HIV/AIDS awareness film "Jo Jo Laali" and a full fledged Bollywood feature film " Janleva 555" both with medical awareness messages. Jo Jo Laali has won Kalpana two " Best Actress" awards in Indian Film Festivals and a total of 13 awards for the film itself . Kalpana has acted in numerous Bollywood movies , notably " Gajagamini", " Moksha" and " Love Khichdi ". She has travelled far and wide in the capacity of "Guest of Honor" and part of the Jury of various cultural events across America. Currently, her next home production movie of " House of Pandit" Sulige Sikkidaaga " Be fluid as water" which contains the very imperative message of Womens Empowerment and Epilepsy awareness is receiving tremendous applause in film festivals and has already won four awards in International Film Festivals Pandit hopes to continue to make timeless classics on celluloid which entertain the audience across generations with their great stories and also carry excellent messages of awareness for the people.


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