Sam Kretchmar’s debut film “Keep in Touch” asks the question: How far would you go to restart your life, and who would you want to restart it with? The film stars Ryan Patrick Bachand as Colin, a man going through a life crisis who attempt to track down his long-lost childhood love, only to discover that she was killed in a car accident many years ago. He eventually learns about her younger sister Jessie (singer-songwriter Gabbi McPhee), an aspiring musician who bears a striking resemblance to the girl he used to love, and before he has a chance to disclose his true identity, they begin a relationship. Watch an exclusive clip from the film below.
The film premiered at the Chicago International Movies and Music Fest, where it took home the award for Best Narrative Feature. It went on to screen at over 40 festivals worldwide, including the Austin Film Festival, Calgary International Film Festival and the Heartland Film Festival, picking up a total of eleven awards for Best Narrative Feature and four Audience Awards.
Kretchmar has previously worked in the camera and electrical department on many previous films, including the Best Picture-winning “Crash” and Todd Solondz’s “Life During Wartime.” He previously directed the short film “Lightning Man: The Allen Glukowski Story.”
“Keep in Touch” is currently playing at the Downtown Independent in Los Angeles. It will open at the Facets Cinemateque in Chicago on November 11 and at the Laemmle Music Hall in Los Angeles on November 18.