Director: Clifton Springs
Producers: Jocelyn Rish, Brian Rish
Writer: Jocelyn Rish
Cinematographer: Dave Insley
Editor: Brian Rish
After her entire family is killed by a drunk driver, Alma moves into a southern nursing home, lonely and without hope. Eunice, her spunky new neighbor, befriends Alma and encourages her to enjoy life again. Soon this dynamic duo are kicking up their heels and entertaining the residents and staff with their antics. Even when Eunice is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, they maintain their determination to live life to the fullest. But this nursing home is special: a cat with the uncanny ability to predict death prowls the halls. When he sets his sights on the two women, their carpe diem spirit is put to the test.
Web Site: http://www.SayingGoodbyeMovie.com
Jocelyn Rish (Writer/Producer) decided to chuck a successful career in software development to follow her writing dream, and she’s thrilled to have Saying Goodbye as proof that it wasn’t a totally insane decision. She enjoys writing young adult novels, but has had more success with short stories and screenplays, winning the 2008 SC Fiction Project, the 2009 Highlights fiction contest, and the 2009 SC Film Commission grant. And now that she’s dipped her toes into the filmmaking waters, she just might be hooked. Brian Rish (Producer/Editor) has been making movies ever since he got a camcorder in middle school, but Saying Goodbye is the first one he’d actually let a stranger see. An advertising strategist and award-winning TV commercial producer for a Fortune 500 Company by day, Brian puts on his movie-making hat at night and on the weekends. In addition to winning the 2009 SC Film Commission grant, the sibling writing team also won an honorable mention for a “creature feature” script in the 2008 Screenplay Festival. Clifton Springs (Director) is a 20-year, award-winning production veteran in South Carolina and owner of Genesis Studios: South Carolina’s premiere studio facility. As a writer, director, editor and technician, Springs brings a practical, hands-on approach to every project. When not mid-scene, you’d be hard pressed to have a serious conversation with him. Whether directing with his Bubba teeth or wearing a pink boa on his head, Springs never takes himself too seriously. Dave Insley (Director of Photography) has worked with John Waters on several movies and was the cinematographer for Hairspray and Cry-Baby. Dave has many other impressive credits, including several award-winning commercials, one of which won a Clio. From the gritty realism of HBO’s critically acclaimed The Wire to the gloominess of The X-Files to the hyper-surreal world of Hairspray, Dave knows how to set a mood. He was the perfect person to visually capture the dichotomy of humor and heartwarming moments in the sad setting of Saying Goodbye.