The Last Day of August

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The Last Day of August is a 2012 American film drama about four friends recovering from the physical and psychological damage of a car accident. An independent feature film, it was directed by Craig DiFolco with a screenplay written by DiFolco and Sara Rempe. It was the debut film of the writers and the director. Its running time is 75 minutes.


A year after being paralyzed in a car accident, thirty-year-old Dan, struggling with his recovery, relocates to his family's cabin in upstate New York. Several of his best friends visit him there on the last day of August to challenge his decision to become a recluse and other self-destructive behavior patterns. Each of them contrives to balance concern for his psychological well-being with insistence that Dan re-examine his response to his physical condition.[1]


Actor Role
Sebastian Arcelus Mark
Bill English Chris
Rhett Henckel Roddy
Michael Izquierdo Dan
Heather Lind Shannon
Vanessa Ray Phoebe
Julie Sharbutt Erin
Lauren Worsham Lisa


The Last Days of August was an official selection for several festivals in the fall of 2012, including the Gotham Screen International Film Festival,[2] the New Hampshire Film Festival,[1] and the Big Apple Film Festival.[3]

In October 2012, the Best Actor (in a) Film Festival named Izquierdo Best Actor in the Festival for his work in The Last Day of August and gave the award for Best Actor in a Feature Drama to three of the film's leads: Izquiedo, Arcelus, and Lind.[4]


  1. ^ a b "Features". New Hampshire Film Festival. Retrieved 15 November 2012. 
  2. ^ "The Last Day Of August". Gotham Screen 2012. Retrieved 15 November 2012. 
  3. ^ "2012 Big Apple Film Festival Official Program Guide". Big Apple Film Festival. Retrieved 15 November 2012. 
  4. ^ "October 2012 Festival". Best Actor Film Festival. Retrieved 15 November 2012. 

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