The Rock

of Gibraltar

The new film from writer/director Michael Pharis

Synopsis

Witness the Bloody Crime Saga of Deacon Marsh

When a vicious criminal mastermind escapes prison in 1940s Arkansas, the retired detective who put him there is recruited to hunt him down one last time and avenge the death of his partner.

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About

Michael Pharis

Michael Pharis is a 29-year old Fort Smith, Arkansas-born independent filmmaker. Michael made his feature directorial debut with Cabin at Crescent Peak in 2009, and followed that up with Radio Kings (2011), Some Stay Strong (2012), and Words Can Wait (2013). Development, production, and completion of “The Rock of Gibraltar” consumed the following six years while he completed his doctorate in physical therapy and attained his specialty in neurology in physical therapy.

Michael currently works full-time in the inpatient-rehab setting as a physical therapist, and enjoys pursuing his creative passion of writing and directing screenplays and feature films, and composing music and songs.

“One day we’re gonna find out whether the life we lived matched up with the life we wanted.”

The Rock of Gibraltar

Cast

Cast

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Jason Collins

as Jake Bradford
Jason Collins is a Fayetteville, Arkansas-based thespian who began his acting career in 2008 at the Rogers Little Theater, a community-based theater program, as Sgt. Toomey in Biloxi Blues. He performed in several other productions, including roles as Billy Flynn in Chicago and Bill Sykes in Oliver. He and his wife Brenda enjoy traveling, gardening, live music, and caring for their sweet dog Maya. He works full-time as an Exhibit Specialist at Airways Freight, working in logistics. Jason’s turn as Detective Jake Bradford marks his screen-debut.

Will Trentham

as Deacon Marsh
Will Trentham is an attorney of 15 years who lives and works in Bentonville, Arkansas. His hobbies include weight-lifting and motorcycles, as well as maintaining an interest in fashion, computer science, and bourbon. His favorite movie is “China Town”. On acting, Will says “I relish the opportunity to transform into someone you never knew existed. To become someone so completely that you wonder how they snuck around in your mind for so long without ever having met them.” He has previously worked with Michael Pharis on Radio Kings, Some Stay Strong, and Words Can Wait.
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Seth Bickett

as Vincent Floyd
Seth Bickett began his life on the farm in Princeton, Illinois. He has lived in Northwest Arkansas and been a licensed attorney for 15 years. Movies have always been an escape for him, and he enjoys sharing in all genres with his wife Johnna, and two children Olivia and Tyler. His hobbies include enjoying live music and the great outdoors. Seth’s turn as Vincent Floyd marks his screen-debut. His hobbies are live music and the great American outdoors.

Wade King

as Samson King
Wade King is a Fort Smith, Arkansas native who has acted for eight years. His screen credits include leading roles as Dorian in Origin and Ryan in Domestic Outlaws. He previously worked with Michael Pharis on Some Stay Strong, where he led as Kyle Alden. Wade’s theatre credits include Roddey in Three Sisters and Derek in Imogen. His hobbies include Jiu Jitsu, fly-fishing, reading, and traveling.
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The Rock

Of Gibraltar

a
Crescent Peak Pictures
production
WRITTEN, DIRECTED, EDITED, AND SCORED BY
MICHAEL PHARIS
starring
JASON COLLINS - WILL TRENTHAM - SETH BICKETT - WADE KING - CARSYN RAINWATER
featuring
MICHAEL WINELAND - JAY PLYBURN - BRIAN RABAL - CHRIS BELL
JOHN HALL - GENE SMITH - SCOTT FERRELL - BRAD KIDDER JR. - BRAD KIDDER SR.
EMILY MORRISON - LAURA WINELAND - BILL ROGERS - PATRICK MORIARITY
TIM GILSTER - BILLY PHARIS - MICHAEL HOOPER - KENN WOODARD
JUSTIN STEWART - RANDALL MARKS - MIKE SOUTHERN JESSE SANGSTER
NICK TUCKER - ROB LAMBERT - BRANDON BRIDGES - DJORDJE STOJANOVIC
EXECUTIVE PRODUCED BY
ELEANOR NOWACKI
and
CARL LAWRENCE
PRODUCED BY
ROGER BISE
Casting by
MARK LANDON SMITH - KIM PEASE