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News: Independent Filmmaker Debut Feature Film Set to Premiere Sunday at Chelsea FF in NY
News: Independent Filmmaker Debut Feature Film Set to Premiere Sunday at Chelsea FF in NY

Last Updated: October 10, 2018 6:10 pm GMT

(New York, NY--October 16, 2018) Award-Winning Short Filmmaker Brock Mullins will debut his first feature film RETURN TO SEATTLEon Sunday October 21, 2018 in New York at the Chelsea Film Festival. The film will screen at 2:30 pm at the AMC Lowes 34thSt. theater. Mullins will participate in a Q&A directly following the screening. Tickets are currently on sale at the online at at the door.

In the all-new independent feature film RETURN TO SEATTLE, Robert (Brock Mullins) returns home from Los Angeles after his mother passes away and moves in with his father (Gordon Coffey)to help him deal with the emotional struggle that comes from losing a spouse of 53 years. When Robert reunites with his childhood friends for drinks, he meets Kate (Allie Pratt), a woman with a strong passion for the abundant nature that surrounds Seattle. Robert can’t even remember his last trip into nature. Together, the unconventional pair ventures out to explore the most picturesque and scenic locales the Pacific Northwest has to offer.

The inspiring landscape, along with his mother’s lifelong encouragement, leads Robert to make one last attempt to resuscitate his nearly non-existent filmmaking career by attempting to pull off a feature film in Seattle. He convinces Kirina (Amy Danneker), an actress from his first short film many years back and a former girlfriend, to join the project. Kirina is on the cusp of major stardom. Robert’s film is put to the test when he must manage the star of his film, and his father’s tenuous condition, all while pursuing the new love of his life.

RETURN TO SEATTLE, was filmed on location throughout Seattle and the Pacific Northwest, including Mount Rainier National Park, Olympic National Park, and North Cascades National Park. It is the debut feature film from Brock Mullins.

The Chelsea Film Festival is an international film festival, enlightening the work of emerging filmmakers, producers and actors. It offers a wide range of films, such as documentaries and feature-lengths, focusing on the theme of “Global Issues”. It empowers the work of risk-taking storytellers and remains committed to its mission to discover and develop independent artists and audiences around the world.

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About Brock Mullins:
Brock Mullins is a writer, director, producer, cinematographer, musician and actor who recently created the independent feature film RETURN TO SEATTLE, which will premiere at the 2018 Chelsea Film Festival in New York on October 21, 2018. RETURN TO SEATTLE follows the success of Mullins’ short films on the festival circuit. He is currently in post-production on his fourth short film, SMILE, for which he wrote, directed, produced, acted and oversaw the cinematography. SMILE is a silent film shot throughout San Francisco. In 2012, Mullins wrote, directed, produced, acted, performed the music and oversaw the cinematography for the short film THE HIGHWAY, which follows a dispute between a couple along a deserted highway. The film was an official selection at the 2013 L.A. Shorts International Film Festival, an Oscar-qualifying festival, in addition to the 2013 Bel-Air Film Festival and the 2012 Santa Fe Film Festival. That same year, Mullins directed, produced, performed the music and oversaw the cinematography for the short documentary PROVIDERS OF JOY AND SOLACE, a film that introduced audiences to the longtime bartenders at the famous Santa Anita Racetrack. The film was accepted to numerous film festivals and was awarded honorable mention at the 2013 World Championship of Cinema and Sports Television in Milan in addition to winning First Place Audience Choice and Second Place Jury Selection awards at the 2012 All Sports Los Angeles Film Festival. In 2010, Mullins wrote, directed, produced, acted, performed the music and oversaw the cinematography for his first short film LETTING HIM GO. The film follows a man who loses his job and heads into the wilderness to determine his place between the corporate life and the outdoor world. It won the Best Narrative Short Film Award at the 2011 Columbia Gorge International Film Festival. Prior to filmmaking, Mullins began his career in journalism as a sportswriter, interning at the L.A. Times and Sports Illustrated before working at the Las Vegas Review-Journal, Dallas Times-Herald and the New York Times. Mullins is also trained in classical piano and his recordings are featured on the soundtracks of his films. Mullins was born and raised in Seattle where he graduated from the University of Washington.