VENICE, Calif. — New Sensations has released "Second Chances," a new romantic dramedy from directors Jacky St. James and Eddie Powell.
The feature stars Carter Cruise, and marks the first co-directing collaboration between St. James and Powell since their well-received erotic drama, "The Submission of Emma Marx."
"This movie combines some of my favorite aspects of storytelling — humor, romance and conflict," St. James said. "We've all made mistakes in relationships, said the wrong things, hurt the right person. And sometimes, if we're lucky ... we're given a second chance to make things right. This movie is about just that. I hope everyone enjoys it."
Written by St. James, "Second Chances" stars Carter Cruise as a sweet and trusting college freshman betrayed by her boyfriend when he makes her the butt of a humiliating fraternity joke. Three years later, when he unexpectedly comes back into her life as a seemingly changed man, she's made to wonder if something truly wonderful can come out of giving people second chances.
"It's always surprising when new talent can take on a leading role in a feature and blow everyone away, but Carter did just that," Powell said. "She had the confidence, the directibility, the likeability and the acting chops that holds up with even the most seasoned performers. We couldn't have asked for a better leading lady."
"Second Chances" co-stars Allie Haze, Jessa Rhodes, Chad White, Brendon Miller and Logan Pierce. It has a runtime of 133 minutes and includes outtakes, an alternate ending, exclusive photo gallery and a behind-the-scenes featurette.
New Sensations has also announced former Army serviceman Lester Liam Schild as the winner of its "Second Chances" Facebook contest. Schild, whose winning "Second Chance" story details surviving a near-fatal automobile accident for another chance at life and love, has won a 10-minute Skype date with St. James and Cruise.
"I cannot wait to meet with the Skype winner. His story really touched my heart," St. James said. "I'm sure he'll have a bunch of questions for Carter, but he should be prepared that I have a bunch of questions for him! This could actually take longer than 10 minutes."
To view the trailer and download cover art for "Second Chances," click here.