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Brampton's Own / Events ♦ October 18, 2018

Alex attended the premiere of Brampton’s Own in Los Angeles yesterday with some co-stars. Check out some photos in our gallery! Don’t forget, the film is out in select theaters and available digitally in two days, October 19th.

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Brampton's Own / Video ♦ October 06, 2018

Sorry for the short delay on these, the official trailer of Brampton’s Own came out a few days ago. Check it out below, along with a newly-released clip from the film. It will be released in select theaters and available digitally on October 19th.

A struggling minor league baseball player retires and woefully returns to his small hometown, carefully dodging old wounds until confronted with the one that hurts the most – the girl that got away.

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Brampton's Own / Films / Gallery / News / Posters ♦ August 23, 2018

Variety has reported that Dark Star Pictures has acquired rights to the romantic drama, Brampton’s Own, and has set a theatrical release for this fall. The film will also be available on digital platforms on October 19th! Also, check out the official poster and a behind-the-scenes photo in our gallery.

Dark Star Pictures has acquired the romantic drama “Brampton’s Own,” slating the film for a multi-city theatrical release this fall.

The baseball-centric romance, written and directed by Michael Doneger, will also be made available on digital platforms and through local cable providers on Oct. 19.

Acquired by Dark Star from Cloverhill Pictures, “Brampton’s Own” stars Alex Russell of “SWAT” and Rose Mclver (“iZombie”). Spencer Grammer, Scott Porter, John Getz and Jean Smart are in supporting roles.

Russell portrays a retired minor league baseball player who has returned to his small hometown where he was once a celebrated athlete and finds his old friends have started families, his ex-girlfriend is now engaged, and his mom is selling his childhood home and moving in with her new boyfriend.

The film was produced by Doneger’s Cloverhill Pictures, 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.

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Brampton's Own / Events / Gallery ♦ May 12, 2018

Alex attended the screening of his film, Brampton’s Own, at the 49th Annual Nashville Film Festival yesterday in Nashville. Check out some photos in our gallery!

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Brampton's Own / Interview / S.W.A.T. ♦ October 21, 2017

Check out this interview of Best Life with Alex, wherein he discusses telekinesis, his upcoming show, S.W.A.T., how he got into acting, and surviving the Australian outback. Loving all these interviews/articles that feature Alex!

Your IMDB page has this absurd bit of trivia: “He has starred in two film about bullied teenagers with abusive parents who gain telekinetic powers and go on rampages:Chronicle (2012) and Carrie (2013).” Did you worry about being typecast as someone who stars in film about bullied teenagers with abusive parents who gain telekinetic powers and go on rampages?

I can’t tell you how many telekinesis movies I’ve had to turn down. [Laughs] No, I’m not worried about that at all. But I certainly was aware of the irony that the very next film I did after Chronicle was Carrie. It was odd and interesting dealing with that subject matter again. The second time around, I was jealous because I didn’t get to have the powers. Chloë Grace Moretz hogged all the powers. But I’d love to be involved in all projects like that. Anything that that’s fantastical and outside of the box but succeeds in maintaining a groundedness. Who wouldn’t want to be involved in something like that?

You’re a busy guy these days.

We just finished shooting [SWAT]. Also, I’ve been in post-production on a short film with my brother who is in Australia. It’s been a bit crazy.

That’s a tough time difference.

That’s a huge part of it. He’s 17 or 18 hours ahead. It’ll be 7 p.m. for me and 1 p.m. for him. It’s definitely been interesting. We co-directed the film. That makes it more difficult because we both have to sign off on everything. Next time, he might produce and I might direct, or vice versa. We’ve sworn to never co-direct if we can’t be in the same place at the same time.

What’s the short about?

It’s called Come Correct, which is a colloquialism that basically means show up prepared and respectful. It’s about a simple, young guy who goes into a fancy, self-indulgent cocktail lounge and orders Bundaberg Rum. It’s a low-brow drink in a high-brow establishment. The bartender kicks him out, but then the main character challenges him to a cocktail shake-off. The whole thing is this ridiculous, silly comedy about these guys battling it out in the world of mixology.

What were you shooting today for SWAT?

We were shooting in the studio. We do a lot of on-location stuff in the show, which is fun to do and helps with the authenticity level, but anything at SWAT headquarters is on the sound stage. There wasn’t too much action today, but the days are always packed. The show is so ambitious.

How is the pace of a show like SWAT different than a studio movie?

I’ve done studio movies where Roger Deckker is taking eight years go line up a shot. Then you see it and it’s like the Sistine Chapel on screen. And I’ve done the fastest, grittiest indie. We did one this year called Brampton’s Own that we shot in eight days. That’s just crazy. With SWAT, the money is there to get a certain level of production value, but it’s still crunch time every day. There’s no relaxing. It’s tight.

You have a stuntman to do most of the work but what’s the most ambitious thing that you’ve done?

The other day, we were shooting an episode where my character is driving up to a situation where we know there are some bad guys. We’re cruising up in the Dodge Charger. I’m driving. The scene plays out that the bad guys take off, I whip the car, skidding, sliding, drifting, careening around this corner. I watched it happen with the stunt drivers. They are drifting and doing all this crazy stuff with the cameras outside the car. Then they got me to get in the car. They put three cameras on the car and put Shemar Moore, the star of the show, in the passenger seat. They told me not to drift, just to go up and do a U-turn. But when I did it, I lost some traction. It was awesome. I thought to myself, “I”m driving this Dodge Charger with over $1 million in camera equipment on it and the star of the show next to me. Luckily, we have our seat belts on.”

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Brampton's Own / Films / News ♦ May 06, 2017

New project alert! Alex and iZombie‘s Rose McIver are set to star in Brampton’s Own, which will be directed by Michael Doneger. Other cast members include Scott Porter, Spencer Grammer, John Getz, and Jean Smart. Alex will portray a recently retired minor-league baseball player who returns to his small hometown in hopes of repairing the strained relationships between him, his family and old friends including a former girlfriend now engaged to the town’s popular dentist. The film starts shooting this week in Los Angeles.

Source: Deadline

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