PALACE // RIO 

DIRECTOR Marcus C. W. Chan
WRITER Samuel Icklow
ORIGINAL STORY James Franco, based on his book, ACTORS ANONYMOUS
EXECUTIVE PRODUCER James Franco
PRODUCER Lucretia Stinnette
DP  Judy Phu

TRT 20min

William Stack is best remembered as Tommy Duncan on CNC's "Dance with the Devil", where he played a young boy molested by his baseball coach. His leap to stardom at the tender age of eight was followed by a string of commercials and film and television roles. But soon, it all caught up with him. Parties, drugs, arrests. By the time he was twelve, he had been fired from the show and soon he was in and out of rehab. Tonight we will talk to William Stack about his meteoric rise to fame, his shocking fall from grace, and what the future may hold. Tonight we'll take a look at the dark side of Hollywood... and the possibility of a silver lining.


WINNER Best International Film, New Renaissance Film Festival London

NOMINATIONS for Best International Director + Best Story, New Renaissance Film Festival London

FINALIST  Hong Kong Independent Film and Video Awards @ The Hong Kong Arts Center

Official Selection, LA Shorts Fest (Academy Award qualifying festival)

Official Selection, HollyShorts Film Festival (Academy Award qualifying festival)

Official Selection, Manchester International Short Film and Animation Festival

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