The Independents


Rafael 2 Fri, Oct 5, 2018 3:00 PM
Film Info
Running Time:97 min.
Director:Greg Naughton
Producer:Dorottya Mathe
Greg Naughton
Jonathan Burkhart
Screenwriter:Greg Naughton
Cinematographer:Piero Basso
Editor:Jon Vesey
Cast:Rich Price
Brian Chartrand
Richard Kind
James Naughton
George Wendt
Kelli O'Hara
Print Source:RGB Film Inc.
Note Writer:Brendan Peterson


Pulsing with musical goodness, this engaging, offbeat film asks the age-old question: When do you hang up the guitar and become an adult? Rich is a New York graduate student tormented by an unfinished dissertation. He’s happiest writing songs on his guitar. Life takes a turn for the weird when he meets Greg (played by director Greg Naughton), a free-spirited musician who urges Rich to follow his dreams. When brusque Brian wanders into the frame, a power trio is born. These three musicians, who are members of the real-life group The Sweet Remains, sputter through an unexpected and hilarious road trip in search of fame and fortune. Filled with gorgeous tunes, the journey leads them to where dreams go to die: Los Angeles. Will they make it? Can they get a record deal? Will the van start? Delving into the emotional realities of all struggling musicians, this funny, feel-good flick captures what it means to be an artist at a crossroad.

Expected Guests: Director Gregory Naughton; Talent Brian Chartrand, Rich Price  (Oct. 6)

Additional Information

Greg Naughton is an American actor, writer, and director, as well as a singer-songwriter and founding member of folk-rock band The Sweet Remains (over 30 million Spotify plays). The Independents is inspired by his real-life experiences with the band. He also co-wrote Elizabeth Lucas’ Clear Blue Tuesday (2009). In addition to numerous acting credits in TV and film, Mr. Naughton has an extensive theater background, having founded New York’s Blue Light Theater Company, where he served as artistic director through seven seasons.