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Chad Hartigan was born in Nicosia, Cyprus, and graduated from the North Carolina School of the Arts with fellow filmmakers Aaron Katz, Zach Clark, Brendan McFadden, and Karrie Crouse. "They and all the other students were my mentors," he told Indiewire. In 2008, he wrote and directed his first feature, "Luke and Brie Are on a First Date," which had its world premiere at the Hamptons International Film Festival before screening at several others. A Latin-American remake entitled Luna en Leo is set for release in 2013. "This Is Martin Bonner" is Hartigan’s second feature film. What It's About: "Martin Bonner has just moved to Reno for a new job in prison rehabilitation. Starting over at age 58, he struggles to adapt until an unlikely friendship with an ex-con blossoms, helping him confront the issues he left behind." What It's Really About: "The difficulties of starting over at a late stage in your life. »

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