Saturday, October 16, 2021

Kilian and the Comeback Kids has NYC Premiere: Taylor Purdee, Lee Grant and more Attend including Photos and Schedule

The indie feature film Killian and the Comeback Kids premiered in New York City on a September night at Cinema Village.

With everyone excited to be at an in-person event -with protocols in place - viewers watched the musical film, enjoyed an in-person Red Carpet and celebrated at the after party down the street.

Killian and the Comeback Kids is the story of a young, mixed race musician who comes back to his hometown after finishing college. With an uncertain future he brings together some hometown friends to form a band in hopes of doing something big. The movie is filled with original music. Written and directed by Taylor Purdee, the cast also includes Nathan Purdee, Kassie DePaiva, John Donchak, Shane Andries, Emily Mest, Shannon O'Boyle, Andrew O'Shanick,Yael Elisheva and introducing Genesis McCaulley. Oscar Winner Lee Grant and YouTube Star Maddi Jane have cameos. The soundtrack is available on most music platforms.

Killian & the Comeback Kids will be in theaters around the country. Please check the website or Fandango for specific dates. All dates subject to change. 

September 12th - New York -Music -- Rockwood Music Hall (Sunday September 12th 9P) 

September 14th - New York Cinema Village (Premiere 6:30P)  

September 17th -  New York - AMC Empire (Times Square Q&A Friday September 17th) 

AMC Kips Bay 

September 18thCalifornia -AMC Burbank (Q&A Saturday September 18th) 

Music – Collage Arts Center San Pedro (Sunday September 19th 7:30P) 

September 18thPennsylvania-  AMC Center Valley 

September 24th   South Carolina Citadel (Charleston) Northwoods (Charleston) 

Northridge (Hilton Head) 

Month of October North Carolina- Ayrsley (Charlotte) Alamance (Burlington) 

Carolina Mall (Concord), Tennessee -Governor’s Crossing (Sevierville)  Georgia 

Rockin (Douglas) Texas  Showcase Cinema (Houston) 

October 15th - Louisiana - Zeitgeist (New Orleans)



The cast of Killian and the Comeback Kids on the Red Carpet in NYC

Actor John Donchak, Exec Producer Suzanne Ordas Curry, Harry Sherer and Ryan Westlake, 
Filmmaker Brad Forenza with Writer Director Taylor Purdee

NYC Actor/Singer Robert Bannon attended the premiere.

The Cast of Killian and the Comeback Kids

Executive Producer Lliam Higgins co-wrote many of the
songs from Killian and the Comeback Kids

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Nathan Purdee who plays the dad stands with longtime frient
Actress Lee Grant who has a cameo

Andrew O'Shanick (Josh) on the Red Carpet at the
premiere of Killian and the Comeback Kids

John Donchak plays "Clammy Sammy"

Executive Producer Suzanne Ordas Curry and Academy Award Winner Lee Grant

MaryEllen Conroy plays Mrs. Gibson in the film

Writer/Director/Actor Taylor Purdee is happy the film is finally out!

Actress Marissa Ghavami and Guest with Suzanne Ordas Curry

John Donachak, Taylor Purdee and Lliam Higgins

The after party for the premiere of Killian and the Comeback Kids

"Clammy Sammy" with guests at the after party

Actress/Producer Marisaa Ghavami and Guest

Actor/Singer Robert Bannon and Guest

The after party went after hours at Tortaria in NYC

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Photos by Nan Melville and Suzanne Curry