Academy Award winner Rita Moreno and silver screen newcomer Steve Goldbloom star in an awkward quick-witted comedy about a self-involved grandson who stops by his grandparents’ house for lunch and ends up on a road trip with his insufferable cousin to take their Nanna to assisted living.
ABOUT SPARKLIGHT FILMS
In the four short years since Sparklight Films was formed, producers Heather Haggarty and Nanou Matteson have produced (or been a part of producing teams) several shorts and multiple features - including festival favorite East Side Sushi, Remember Me starring Rita Moreno and Carrie Pilby starring Bel Powley, Gabriel Byrne and Nathan Lane.
Bringing together years of experience in story consulting, law and business management, they approach every stage of making a film with an eye on telling a story that leaves the audience transformed.
ABOUT STEVE GOLDBLOOM
Steve Goldbloom is a writer, producer, and performer based in Los Angeles.
In 2014, he created and hosted the PBS series EVERYTHING BUT THE NEWS, which lampooned Silicon Valley and public broadcasting. The show earned critical acclaim and was ranked best digital series by USA Today in its first year.
In February 2016, Steve launched a new sketch series with AOL entitled ON THE BRINK OF GREATNESS. He serves as a writer/performer on the show which comments on tech culture through scripted and unscripted reports.
Steve's work off camera includes creating the series BRIEF BUT SPECTACULAR- a weekly interview series for PBS NewsHour. Interviews include Michael Lewis, Robert Reich, Marina Abramović, Carl Reiner, Ta-Nehisi Coates, the stars of "Broad City" and many more. The segments air nationally every Thursday night on Television and are first published on PBS's Facebook page where views have extended into the millions.
Originally from Halifax, Nova Scotia — Steve is a dual citizen of Canada and the US. He runs his production company Second Peninsula LLC out of Los Angeles.
Remember Me is Steve's feature film debut.
ABOUT RITA MORENO
Octogenarian Rita Moreno still remains one of the busiest stars in show business. This past June she served as the 2015 Grand Marshal of the National Puerto Rican Day Parade. Rita just released her first ever all Spanish language album, Una Vez Mas, produced by Emilio Estefan. She is also the voice of “Abuelita” in the new animated series,Nina’s World, on NBC-TV’s Sprout Network. Last year, Rita was the voice of Aunt Mimi in the animated film, Rio 2. Her first book, Rita Moreno: A Memoir, published by Celebra Books, instantly became a New York Times Bestseller. In 2011, she premiered her one-woman show, Life Without Make-up, an original stage production about her life and also appeared as a season regular on the TV Land series Happily Divorced, playing Fran Drescher’s mother.
ABOUT JOEL KELLEY DAUTEN
Joel Kelley Dauten is a Los Angeles based actor, writer and comedian. He has spent time with UCB and The Groundlings in LA, and can be seen in roles on the shows Maron, Video Game High School andWhen Giants Fan Met Dodgers Fan. The release of Remember Me marks his feature film debut.
ABOUT RAY REINHARDT
Ray Reinhardt has appeared on Broadway in A Flea in Her Ear and in Tiny Alice with Sir John Gielgud. He was a founding company member of the highly acclaimed American Conservatory Theater in San Francisco, working there for 25 years and appearing in productions too numerous to mention; including leading roles in Desire Under the Elms, The Visit, The Miser, Sleuth and Cyrano de Bergerac. A sampling of roles for other San Francisco Bay Area companies include: Willy Loman in Death of a Salesman (San Jose Rep); Con Melody in Touch of the Poet and James Tyrone in Long Day’s Journey Into Night (Berkeley Rep); and Lear in King Lear (San Francisco Shakespeare Company and Marin Shakespeare Company).
Ray returned to the Bay Area in 2005 and has appeared in The House that will not Stand (Berkeley Rep co-production with Yale Repertory Theatre); Awake and Sing and The Price (Aurora Theatre); The Price (Vienna’s English Theatre in Vienna, Austria); A Round Heeled Woman with Sharon Gless (Z Space); the Fantastiks, Storefront Church and Promises, Promises at SF Playhouse; and Brooklyn Boy (TheatreWorks).
Ray’s television and film credits include The Hunt for Red October, Hill Street Blues, Star Trek: Voyager, Star Trek: The Next Generation, LA Law, and General Hospital. He had a role inViolet, a short film for Pixar Academy, and has appeared in numerous radio and television commercials. Ray studied at The American Theatre Wing and at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts in London, England.