When LIVES COLLIDE
“JAM” an independent film, was an incredible experience, working with a character-driven ensemble. It was a great collaboration that brought together a talented cast, including two Academy Award-nominated actors and fan favorites Jefferey Dean Morgan and Gina Torres – plus a talented and dedicated crew. It aired extensively on Showtime, Starz Media and is currently available on Amazon Prime.” – CS (Director-Writer)
On Father’s Day, Ted (William Forsythe) and Josh (Dan Byrd) are out for an afternoon drive in the country. When a dog darts across the road, Ted slams on the brakes and is struck from behind by Lorraine (Marianne Jean-Baptiste), a cellist on her way to a performance gig. The impact shoves Ted’s vehicle into a power pole, which falls across the road and drops electrically charged lines, blocking traffic on the narrow two-lane rural highway. As they and other travelers are now stuck, strangers emerge from their cars and become unusual companions while awaiting the hazard to be cleared.
Dale (Jeffrey Dean Morgan), is a divorcé spending his Father’s Day with his children, Robert (Skyler Gisondo) and Brianna (Marissa Blanchard). Amy (Amanda Detmer) is en route to her own wedding with her friends Stephanie (Amanda Foreman) and Jen (Elizabeth Bogush) along for support. Lilac (Gina Torres) is a lesbian hippie who moves among the other stranded motorists seeking help for her very pregnant partner
Rose (Mariah O’Brien). She is hassled by Gary (Jonathan Silverman) and Judy (Julie Claire), a yuppie couple who have been bickering over the fact that they have been unable to conceive a child. In a stolen RVrednecks Curt (Christopher Amitrano) and Jerry (David DeLuise) have stolen an ATM and cannot figure out how to get the money from inside it. As they contemplate their problem, Lilac enlists their aid to deliver Rose’s baby. Mick (Alex Rocco) and his wife Ruby (Tess Harper) are a middle-age couple out for an afternoon drive, and Mick ends up as a fatherly advisor on “affairs of the heart” to a few of the others stranded.