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"Chance" is an Alaskan feature film written and directed by Norberto De Jesús Jr., and presented by BIZZAY, in collaboration with Upper One Studios and EISSEJ FILMS. 

The story follows Chance, a homeless man on the streets of Anchorage, who reunites with his high school friend, Manny. Manny decides to help Chance to get his life back together and pursue his dream of being an actor; however, despite Manny's help, Chance struggles with addictions that still haunt him. This is a hopeful story about a man's struggle with alcoholism and homelessness, two relevant and prevalent issues in Alaska. It is the filmmakers' wish that this film will have a positive effect on the local community. 


​Directed By: Norberto De Jesús Jr & Zayn Roohi
Directors of Photography: Zayn Roohi & Traejen Scott
Casting Director: Sebastian Baquero
Primary Boom Operator: Tom Karpow
Secondary Boom Operator: Brandon Rotkis, Norberto De Jesús Jr, Sebastian Baquero & Dax Cvancara
Drone Operator: Dan Bellerive
Secondary Set Designer: Corina Trupp
Production Manager: Zayn Roohi
Production Assistant: Arslan Malik & Brandon Rotkis
Title Credit: Tia Shira
Camera Operators & BTS Filmmakers: Zayn Roohi, Traejen Scott, Ashton Hurlburt, Arslan Malik (BTS), Brandon Rotkis (BTS)
Editing: Zayn Roohi
Visual Effects: Zayn Roohi
Color Correction Artist: Zayn Roohi
Soundtrack: Norberto De Jesús Jr
Additional Music: Connor Larson & Jamal Reed
Sound Design: Zayn Roohi
Audio Technician: Zayn Roohi
Secondary Hair and Makeup: Tia Shira & Kenzie Jeppson
Web Design: Zayn Roohi


Chance: Tristan Heil
Manny: Sebastian Baquero
Mila: Corina Garrison
Veronica: Jessica Quintero
Rachel: Jessie Wei
Uncle Louis: George Faust
Robbie: Tom Karpow
Singer: Connor Larson
Judge 1: Troy Fullmer
Judge 2: Kevin Lee
Rachel’s Receptionist: Grace Anderson
Sex Addict Counselor: Ryan Horn
Talent Coordinator: Eman Fustok
Janitor: Tom Karpow
Chance’s Mother: Grace Anderson
Chance’s Father: Alex Beaudreault
Mike: Troy Fullmer
Real Estate Mogul: Alex Beaudreault
Photographer: Marc Marmetto

Rachel Rotola
Elliott Amato
Ryan Toney
Alexis Tisega
Brenden Dvorak
Dax Cvancara
Dembry Mebane
Jade Devon
Ieva Mikalauskas
Daniel Schliesing
Christian Marcale
Ashley Benton
Robert Canales
Connor Booth


Status: Completed
Release Date: Friday, July 30th, 2017
Premiere Venue: Alaska Experience Theatre
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