Director Robert Celestino’s provocative film Leave continues his fascination with the obsessive and extreme behavior of the creative individual. Henry Harper (Rick Gomez) is a highly successful novelist who has it all. But after surviving a recent trauma, he finds himself haunted by a dream that terrifies him.
Convinced that the only way to really understand what the dream means is to write his way through it. So Henry decides to go to a remote second home to begin work on his next novel, a thriller. While on his way there he encounters a strangely familiar drifter (Frank John Hughes), who confronts him with information that threatens to turn everything he knows to be true, upside down.
Leave is directed and produced by the award winning filmmaker, Robert Celestino (Yonkers Joe, Mr. Vincent). Starring Rick Gomez (Band of Brothers, Transformers), Frank John Hughes (Band of Brothers, 24), Vinessa Shaw (3:10 to Yuma, Eyes Wide Shut), Ron Livingston (Office Space, Sex & The City) and multiple EMMY Award winner, Bryan Cranston (Breaking Bad, Drive).
With Leave, his thought provoking film, director Robert Celestino exudes the heart and soul of the emerging New York film community. In a gritty manner he transforms this character driven screenplay into life on the screen. The Screenplay is by Frank John Hughes, and the Story by Frank John Hughes and Rick Gomez.
"I showed this film at the film clubs I host in Manhattan and Westchester - and both crowds are still talking about it: how it had them thinking long after the movie was over. How often does that happen? Really a provocative and thoughtful film." - Marshall Fine, Film Critic, Gannett News Service and Star Magazine
Leave director Robert Celestino and Todd Sandler, his film editor will participate in a Q&A after the Special Preview Screening.
Trailer - http://www.thefilm-leave.com/