Bud 'The Saint' Gordon (Corey Stoll) once had it all—a nice apartment, fame, public love and admiration—but a quick jab to the chin wiped that slate. Now living in a dingy studio with no business, no fans and no purpose except to help train an up-and-coming boxer, Bud longs for his former Manhattan glory. With promises of restoring his shattered image and ego, he makes a deal with JJ (Billy Crudup), a crooked restaurateur. But as Bud further entangles himself in JJ's affairs, he finds himself framed for murder and faces a choice between his integrity and his aspirations. Capturing the moral dilemmas that emerge from the compromises we make for success, Noah Buschel writes and directs Glass Chin with a distinctive, vibrant style.
Length: 87 minutes
Director: Noah Buschel
Screenwriter: Noah Buschel
Producer: Samantha Housman, Louise Runge, Susan A. Stover
Editor: Jennifer Ruff
Cinematographer: Ryan Samul
Executive Producer: Lois J. Drabkin
Production Designer: Maya Sigel
Costume Designer: Liz Vastola
Cast: Corey Stoll, Billy Crudup, Marin Ireland, Yul Vazquez, Kelly Lynch, John Douglas Thompson
Before Glass Chin, Noah Buschel completed the film Sparrows Dance, which won the Austin Film Festival for Best Narrative Feature Film and was released theatrically by Tribeca Films; Indiewire called it “one of the best films of the year." He also wrote and directed The Missing Person, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival, was named on over eight Best Film Lists in 2009, and for which he was nominated for a Gotham Award for Breakthrough Director. Other credits include writing and directing Neal Cassady (IFC Films) and directing Bringing Rain (2003 TFF Premiere).