Choose Connor: Luke Eberl’s Feature Directing Debut

CHOOSE CONNOR, the feature film debut by director Luke Eberl, will open in New York on Friday, October 10 at Cinema Village.

Writer-director Luke Eberl, age 22, landed his first film acting job at the age of 10. His credits include Tim Burton’s PLANET OF THE APES, PHANTOMS, LOST IN PERSHING POINT HOTEL, the CBS/Hallmark Hall of Fame film A PAINTED HOUSE, LANDSLIDE, and most recently LETTERS FROM IWO JIMA and EYEBORGS. After directing several short films, including SEARCHING FOR HAIZMANN with Tippi Hedren, Luke makes his directorial feature debut with CHOOSE CONNOR.

Fifteen-year-old Owen Norris (Alex Linz) is at the top of his graduating middle-school class, and wants to know how the world works. He has no friends and spends all of his time studying. However, his mundane suburban life is changed forever when he meets congressman Lawrence Connor (Steven Weber) and his young nephew Caleb (Escher Holloway).

Connor is immediately taken with Owens intelligence and wit, and Caleb is immediately taken with Owen. As Caleb and Owen become close friends, Connor offers Owen a chance to learn how the world of politics really works by becoming his “youth campaign spokesman” for the upcoming senate primaries. What starts as a fun way to make some extra summer cash takes a dark turn as Owen learns the frightening truth about the deranged secret world of politics in which he has become involved.

With its strong moral, CHOOSE CONNOR is an allegorical tale that explores the coming of age that occurs when one realizes how flawed and corrupt our society is and wonders what to do about it.

The ensemble cast of CHOOSE CONNOR includes Steven Weber (whose credits range from feature films JEFFREY, LEAVING LAS VEGAS and MY ONE AND ONLY, to a Broadway turn in THE PRODUCERS and the long-running TV series, WINGS), Alex Linz (whose films include HOME ALONE 3, BOUNCE and THE MOGULS, as well as a recurring role on the TV series, PROVIDENCE), and Escher Holloway (starring here in his first lead role, after appearances in films WHEN A STRANGER CALLS, BLUE 14, THE TILLAMOOK TREASURE, and KUSH.)