Chasing the Past is more dramatic than Sidewalk Symphony. A distraught man (Adam Marcinowski), whose fiancé (Ceri Bethan) passed away, discovers a female self-proclaimed time traveler (Alycia Grant) in the desert. Both actors deliver notably compelling performances. I wouldn’t want to give anything away, but when I spoke to Salemi about the film; he said the ending was influenced by the German film Faust (1926). It took seven days to film and he spent a year in postproduction.
Jonathan Salemi is from Revere, Massachusetts. Some of his other films have been broadcast on PBS and DirectTV. Chasing the Past will screen at the New Jersey International Film Festival on May 30th, 2014.