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SCREENINGS

DATE

CITY

VENUE

LOCATION

December 16th, 2017

Nassau, Bahamas

Bahamas Int’l Film Festival

Angelican Hall
Harbour Island, Nassau, The Bahamas

December 10th, 2017

Nassau, Bahamas

Bahamas Int’l Film Festival

Angelican Hall
Harbour Island, Nassau, The Bahamas

November 4th, 2017

Memphis, TN

Indie Memphis Film Festival

Malco Studio on the Square
2105 Court Ave. Memphis, TN 38104

October 15th, 2017

Los Angeles, CA

Awareness Film Festival

Regal L.A. Live Cinema
1000 W Olympic Blvd, LA, CA 90015

October 8th, 2017

Los Angeles, CA

Awareness Film Festival

Regal L.A. Live Cinema
1000 W Olympic Blvd, LA, CA 90015

June 2nd, 2017

Sedona, AZ

Illuminate Film Festival

Mary D. Fisher Theatre
2030 West AZ-89A, Sedona, AZ 86336

June 1st, 2017

Sedona, AZ

Illuminate Film Festival

Mary D. Fisher Theatre
2030 West AZ-89A, Sedona, AZ 86336

January 9th, 2017

Jaipur, India

Jaipur Int’l Film Festival

Golcha Cinema
Chaura Rasta, Jaipur, Rajasthan 302004, India

January 11th, 2017

Jaipur, India

Jaipur Int’l Film Festival

Golcha Cinema
Chaura Rasta, Jaipur, Rajasthan 302004, India

October 13, 2017

Portsmouth, NH

New Hampshire Film Festival

The Music Hall
28 Chestnut St, Portsmouth, NH 03801

AWARDS

THE GOLDEN AGE

Inspired by true events, THE GOLDEN AGE is a tour de force musical film about subversive pop star, Maya O’Malley (Justin Connor), who after a string of incendiary remarks in the press, gets dropped from his music label, Aspect Records in the Fall of 2012.

Shifting between the present day and performances/interviews from the past, we uncover the dark story of his abusive relationship with his father, while detailing his tumultuous journey towards spiritual redemption through friends, band mates, family members, and music critics, all set against the dreamy backdrop of his compelling, innovative songs.

As Maya sets out on a spiritual pilgrimage throughout mystical Northern India, he seeks refuge in the vast teachings of Hindu mythology in an attempt to resolve his troubled past.

Will Maya finally overcome the demons that have kept him trapped in a cycle of excess and fear?

GENRES

Musical / Drama

WRITER/DIRECTOR/PRODUCER

ACTORS

ORIGINAL MUSIC & SCORE

Justin Connor

Justin Connor, Christopher May,
Brian Jacobs, Ellen Gerstein,
David Lovering (The Pixies)

Justin Connor

DIRECTOR’S STATEMENT

The Golden Age is my somewhat ambitious attempt to create a new genre of storytelling — infusing a full blown musical with a narrative rockumentary, incorporating vérité-style scenes and scenarios that continually blur the line between what’s real and what’s fake.

I wanted to create a sort of ‘fly on the wall’ intimacy between the audience and our musical protagonist, Maya O’Malley — allowing them to peer in on his fearless musical performances, and more importantly, allow the songs themselves to drive the narrative in a way that most musicals often shy away from. Musicals are a hard trick to pull off these days due to lip syncing and/or intricate staging — it’s easy to gather whether someone is, or better yet, is not singing the song. So it was beyond imperative that everything be live — as it was happening — no overdubs, no tricks, no green screens — what you see and hear is what you get: a kaleidoscopic, dreamy, nostalgic shift between various genres, time periods, and film stocks, in hopes that the spine of the film and protagonist’s plight could bind it all together in a unique and musically compelling way.

When I began writing the script, I was watching a lot of documentaries about musicians lives and became fascinated with the many details about their past, family lives, and struggles in terms of what propelled them to make such vibrant music. I found myself wondering, what if I could create Maya O’Malley’s journey in a similar vein — could we believe he was one of these musical greats without knowing him in the pop cultural way in which we know similar musical greats from the past. Would we be able to revel and take interest in his story in the same way, while at the same time trying to satirize the many institutions that the rockumentary genre is often based on — fame, media, pop culture, and familial trauma from the past that often plagues many artists.

At the end of the day, I think I secretly if not subconsciously set out to make a spiritual satire of material life through the guise of a famous musician. No easy task, but in hindsight, that was always the main collective thread that bound it all together.”

— Justin Connor, Director of The Golden Age

Justin Connor — Director

CAST & CREW

Justin Connor

JUSTIN CONNOR

Maya O’Malley

CHRISTOPHER MAY

CHRISTOPHER MAY

John Crispin

BRIAN JACOBS

BRIAN JACOBS

Barry Rosenthal

ELLEN GERSTEIN

ELLEN GERSTEIN

Kathryn O’Malley

DAVID LOVERING

DAVID LOVERING

Himself

CREW

JUSTIN CONNOR – Writer/Director/Producer

JONAS NAVICKAS – Director of Photography

LEN BORRUSO – 2nd Unit Director of Photography

JULIAN MILO – Editor

MATTHEW RIDGEWAY – 1st Assistant Director

POSTERS

The Golden Age Poster 1

The Golden Age Poster 1

The Golden Age Poster 2

The Golden Age Poster 2

SOCIAL

The Golden Age
The Golden AgeTuesday, February 13th, 2018 at 12:46am

On my way to see my ailing father, he left his body just as I was about to get on the plane.

Now I’m sitting in a hotel hours away from seeing his body before performing some Vedic rites (Ganges water...

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The Golden AgeFriday, December 1st, 2017 at 8:05am

#tbt #manikarnikaghat at #Varanasi shooting #tgafilm Bodies being cremated and offered to the #ganges #moksha #film #indiefilm #music #musical #writer #director...

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The Golden AgeFriday, November 24th, 2017 at 7:05am

#tbt This is where I spent Thanksgiving a decade ago while scouting for #tgafilm. The only turkeys present we’re this jive turkey taking the photo and all the tourist turkeys taking their own boring shots of the #tajmahal not...

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Friday, October 27th, 2017 at 2:01am
#TBT #vishramghat was the first place I shot in #india for #tgafilm. Little did I know about it's wildly shifting effects until recently. https://t.co/pDWdQytsWj TGAfilm photo
Monday, October 23rd, 2017 at 5:30am
Busting my bum on the #tgabook and #tgafilm so I can enjoy some beach time soon. Enjoy your Sunday for me! #film #indiefilm #musical #music
Saturday, October 14th, 2017 at 3:45am
Last week's Premiere went so damn well, I have another screening this Sunday, Oct 15th at 4pm! Book your tickets: https://t.co/FKLPsEHMN0 https://t.co/U1MaKz2Nte TGAfilm photo
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Award Winning feature film about a musician who after being dropped from his label, goes on a spiritual pilgrimage in India. Dir. by @iamjustinconnor http://bit.ly/2pHIiXp
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CONTACT US

EMAIL

info [a] thegoldenagefilm.com

PHONE

(323) 459-1746

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