festival program / Jordan Ressler First Feature Award

Catching Up


First-time feature director Bill Crossland graces us with one of the most moving romantic comedies of the year in the heartfelt Catching Up.

Frank, a romantically inexperienced high school teacher with muscular dystrophy, pretends to be dating his best friend so her parents won't find out she's gay. But when his able-bodied childhood crush moves back to town, his desire for a real relationship is unexpectedly awakened.

Catching Up plays delightfully with the conventions of a romantic comedy, adapting them to a fresh new perspective, and giving representation to characters that are too often marginalized in cinema.

This screening is sponsored by the Jordan Alexander Ressler Charitable Fund and by Fringe Partners.

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SilverSpot Cinema 12

Director Bio

Bill Crossland is a writer, director, producer and actor. He studied film at Temple University in Philadelphia, where he started writing what would become his first feature, Catching Up (19).

Cast & Credits

  • Director(s)
    Bill Crossland
  • Producer(s)
    Bill Crossland, Patrick Morris, Mindy Beach, Joshua Tate
  • Screenwriter(s)
    Bill Crossland, Patrick Morris
  • Cinematographer(s)
    Will Jobe
  • Composer
    Dillon M. DeRosa
  • Cast
    Bill Crossland, Francesca Carpanini, Isabella Pisacane, Sam Daly, Johnathan Fernandez

Film Info