After 12 years of withstanding the rigors of minor league baseball in hopes of making it to the big leagues, Dustin Kimmel has decided to call it a career and return to his small hometown where he was once a celebrated athlete. Dustin discovers much has changed since he’s last been back as he struggles to fit in. His old friends have started families, his ex-girlfriend is now engaged, his mom is selling his childhood home and moving in with her new boyfriend, and the only person who wants to hang out with Dustin is Gavin, a 40-year-old Brampton lifer who still wears his varsity football letterman jacket around town. Having neglected to prepare for life after baseball, Dustin’s trip home forces him to confront the very decisions that led to his current purposeless state.
BRAMPTON’S OWN stars Alex Russell (Chronicle, Only The Brave) who plays Jim Street on CBS’ SWAT and Rose Mclver (CW’s iZombie), and in supporting roles; Spencer Grammer (Rick and Morty), Scott Porter (Dear John), with John Getz (The Social Network), and Jean Smart (FX’s Legion). The film was written and directed by Michael Doneger (The Escort, This Thing With Sarah), and produced by Doneger’s Cloverhill Pictures and Mark DiCristofaro in association with his company Perspective Productions, and co-produced by Matthew Harper. The film had its World Premiere at the Nashville Film Festival.
Dark Star Pictures will release the romantic drama BRAMPTON’S OWN in a multi-city theatrical release with markets including LA, Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Seattle, San Francisco, Philadelphia, among others on October 19. The film will also be made available on digital platforms such as iTunes, Amazon, Google Play, Xbox, Fandango Now, Direct TV, Dish Network and through local cable providers on October 19. The film has a running time of 91 minutes and will not be rated by the MPAA.