The Diary of Preston Plummer

The Diary of Preston Plummer

Trevor Morgan as Preston Plummer and Rumer Willis as Kate Cather in THE DIARY OF PRESTON PLUMMER, a film by Sean Ackerman. Picture courtesy Wonder Entertainment. All rights reserved.

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The Diary of Preston Plummer (2012)

Opened: 04/20/2012 Limited

Miami Internat...03/05/2012 - 03/05/20121 day
Theater List04/20/2012
Wilmette, IL04/20/2012 - 04/26/20127 days
Burlington, VT04/20/2012 - 04/26/20127 days
Columbus, OH04/20/2012 - 04/26/20127 days
Little Rock, AR04/20/2012 - 04/26/20127 days

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Genre: Romantic Drama

Rated: Unrated


On the day of his college graduation, Preston Plummer cannot think of a single thing he really loves. Adrift, Preston follows a beautiful but troubled young woman, Kate Cather, to a small island town where he begins to fall for her. Their relationship is soon threatened when he uncovers her family's dark past.

In The Diary of Preston Plummer, rising star Trevor Morgan (Mean Creek, Off the Black), delivers a thoughtful and intense performance as Preston Plummer, who struggles to understand the unexplained tension in Kate's family.

Rumer Willis (Sorority Row) beautifully portrays conflicted ingenue Kate who is forced to confront her past as she falls in love for the first time.

Kate's grandfather John is desperate to repair his relationship with Kate. This desperation is expertly depicted by Academy Award-nominated actor Robert Loggia, known for his heart-stopping characters in Scarface and Lost Highway.

Kate's parents, Emily and Walter Cather, shrewdly played by Tony nominee Erin Dilly and Breaking Bad's Christopher Cousins, attempt to reconcile their love for their daughter with their family's difficult history.

Writer/director/producer Sean Ackerman and producer Jane Kelly Kosek dreamt of shooting this film amidst the breathtaking beauty of Amelia Island, Florida, and in the Atlantic waters off its coast. They spent over a decade developing the project and finally realized their dream the summer of 2010.

Cast Biographies

Trevor Morgan (Preston Plummer)

Trevor Morgan stars as Preston Plummer in The Diary of Preston Plummer. His other recent film credits include Vampire, Off the Black, Local Color, Mean Creek, and the dark drama Brotherhood. He worked on HBO's Empire Falls starring opposite Paul Newman, Ed Harris, and Helen Hunt and was also cast in the feature The Prizewinner of Defiance Ohio opposite Julianne Moore and Woody Harrelson.

His other film credits include Jurassic Park III, The Sixth Sense, and The Patriot. Mr. Morgan is further known to television audiences for his work on such shows as ER, Law & Order Criminal Intent, and CSI: Miami. His nominations and awards include two Hollywood Reporter Young Artist Award nominations and a Screen Actors Guild Ensemble Cast Award.

Rumer Willis (Kate)

After the completion of The Diary of Preston Plummer, Rumer Glenn Willis starred in the Off-Broadway show Love, Loss and What I Wore. In 2009, she starred in Summit's Sorority Row. Additional film credits include House Bunny and From Within. Ms. Willis' television roles include a significant arc on 90210 as well as guest starring roles on Army Wives, CSI: NY and Medium. Ms. Willis is also a talented singer.

Robert Loggia (John)

This Oscar and two-time Emmy-nominated actor has more than 70 motion picture credits. He made his screen debut in Somebody Up There Likes Me (1956). Other notable film credits include Che (1969), the Oscar-nominated An Officer and a Gentleman (1982), Scarface (1983), the Oscar-nominated Prizzi's Honor (1985), three Pink Panther movies, the Oscar-nominated role as the foul-mouthed investigator in Jagged Edge (1985), the kindly toy magnate in the Oscar-nominated Big (1988), Triumph of the Spirit (1989,) the box office blockbuster Independence Day (1996) and the critically acclaimed Smilla's Sense of Snow (1997). Mr. Loggia will next be seen in Obituary of the Sun, The Great Fight, Shrink, The Diary of Preston Plummer, Harvest, and Fake.

Mr. Loggia's 124 television credits include some of the most critically acclaimed and Emmy-nominated productions in the history of the medium. In 1957 he made his television debut in Studio One, followed by Playhouse 90, Wagon Train, Westinghouse Desifu Playhouse, Alcoa Theatre, The United States Steel Hour, Naked City, Alfred Hitchock Presents, The Untouchables, Rawhide, Route 66, Ben Casey, Gunsmoke, Combat, The Wild Wild West, The Big Valley, The FBI, Kojak, Mannix, Columbo, Police Woman, The Rockford Files, Quincy M.E., Magnum PI, Falcon Crest, and his Emmy-nominated performance as Nick Mancusco in Mancusco FBI. Norman Lear hand-picked Robert Loggia to star in his 1991 series Sunday Dinner.

His many television films include the Emmy-nominated Raid on Entebbe, A Woman Called Golda, Joe Torre: Curveballs Along the Way, and was nominated for a CableACE Award for his work in Conspiracy: The Trial of the Chicago 8.

Mr. Loggia has appeared on the much-lauded Emmy-nominated Frasier, Dharma and Gregg, and received his second Emmy-nomination for his role in Malcolm in the Middle. He was cast in season five of one of the most talked about, acclaimed series in the history of television, the Emmy-winning The Sopranos. He has also recurred as Ray Romano's father in Men of a Certain Age.

Erin Dilly (Emily)

Erin Dilly most recently appeared on Broadway as Truly Scrumptious in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, receiving a Tony Award Nomination and Outer Critics Circle Nomination for Best Actress. Other Broadway credits include Into the Woods (Cinderella), The Boys from Syracuse (Luciana), Follies (Young Phyllis), and the Ecores Series acclaimed production of Babes in Arms (Billie). She recently finished filming HBO's Too Big to Fail, opposite William Hurt, and the new CBS series The 2-2. She starred in Lifetime's The 12 Men of Christmas and had a featured role opposite Meryl Streep in the film Julie and Julia. Other film/television credits include the independent feature The Diary of Preston Plummer, Everyday People (HBO), Nurse Jackie (SHOWTIME), Law & Order (NBC), Canterbury's Law (FOX), The Return of Jezebel James (FOX), All My Children (ABC), 3 Pounds (CBS), The Jury (FOX), Law & Order: CSI (NBC) and Law & Order: SVU (NBC).

Christopher Cousins (Walter)

Christopher Cousins has had many diverse roles in film. His credits include: For Love of the Game (1999), Dead Dog (2001), Earth vs. the Spider (2002), The Long Shot (2004), Wicker Park (2005), The Grudge 2 (2006), Untraceable (2008), and, most recently, The Diary of Preston Plummer. Television credits include: series regular in The Opposite Sex, and recurring roles in the television series: Stargate SG-1, American Dreams, Joan of Arcadia, Vanished, Lipstick Jungle, Terriers and Breaking Bad.

Filmmaker Biographies

Sean Ackerman (Writer/Director/Producer)

Sean Ackerman grew up in Illinois and attended film school at NYU's Tisch School of the Arts. His first feature, the no-budget, Straight Line, premiered at the 2005 South By Southwest Film Festival. Sean loves filming natural landscapes, or people in natural landscapes, or almost anything at magic hour. He also loves the challenges and freedom that low-, micro-, or no-budget filmmaking affords him. Although he hopes to make a couple more films after The Diary of Preston Plummer, the majority of his working life is happily dedicated to practicing medicine. He received his M.D. from the University of Washington in 2010. He thanks his friends, family, and fellow filmmakers for all their amazing support.

Jane Kelly Kosek (Producer)

Jane is an independent film producer and co-founder of Wonder Entertainment. In 2011, Jane produced the short documentary on the Keystone XL Pipeline titled Pipe Dreams, which has been shortlisted for an Academy Award. In 2010, Jane produced the romantic drama The Diary of Preston Plummer, starring Trevor Morgan, Rumer Willis and Robert Loggia, set to world premiere at the 2012 Miami International Film Festival. That same year she was a producer on the Starz documentary Industrial Light & Magic: Creating the Impossible. In 2009, Jane produced the award-winning romantic comedy Take Me Home, starring Sam Jaeger and Amber Jaeger, which world-premiered at the 2011 Nashville Film Festival. In 2007, Jane produced the romantic drama Not Since You, starring Desmond Harrington, Kathleen Robertson and Christian Kane. Jane also executive produced Tennessee, starring Mariah Carey, which had its World Premiere at the 2008 Tribeca Film Festival. Other titles that Jane has produced include the award-winning short film Gay Baby, the first adaptation of a Thomas Ligotti short story titled The Frolic, the micro-budget thriller Fierce Friend, and the drama Straight Line, which premiered at the 2005 South by Southwest Film Festival. Prior to producing, Jane worked with Academy Award-winning screenwriter and producer Akiva Goldsman on numerous studio productions.

Jade DeCosta (Co-Producer)

Jade is an independent film producer and partner in Wonder Entertainment. In 2010, Jade co-produced the romantic drama The Diary of Preston Plummer, starring Trevor Morgan, Rumer Willis and Robert Loggia, set to world premiere at the 2012 Miami International Film Festival. In 2009, Jade co-produced the award-winning romantic comedy Take Me Home, starring Sam Jaeger and Amber Jaeger, which world-premiered at the 2011 Nashville Film Festival. In 2007, Jade line produced the romantic dramedy Not Since You, starring Desmond Harrington, Kathleen Robertson and Christian Kane. Additional titles that Jade has produced and/or line produced include the award-winning short film Gay Baby, the first adaptation of a Thomas Ligotti short story titled The Frolic, the micro-budget thriller Fierce Friend, and the dark comedy short film The One That Got Away. Jade has worked on many other projects in various capacities including; The 2010 Starz documentary Industrial Light & Magic: Creating the Impossible, In The Mix starring Usher, American Zombie directed by Grace Lee, Cougar Club starring Joe Mantegna, and Stolen starring Josh Lucas and Jon Hamm. Prior to producing, Jade worked in both the hotel and music industries where she produced gala award shows and large scale themed banquets. Jade graduated with a Bachelor of Business Administration with emphasis in Travel Industry Management from the University of Hawaii, Manoa. Hana Hou!!

Zac Osgood (Associate Producer)

After studying Anthropology at the University of Iowa, Zac cooked in restaurants and worked on farms before pursuing his lifelong interest in film and video. This is his second film with Wonder Entertainment. He currently lives in Chicago, IL and works as a freelance videographer.

Miguel Drake-Mclaughlin (Director of Photography)

Miguel shoots films. The Diary Of Preston Plummer is Miguel's second feature as cinematographer. His first, Sex Drugs Guns won Best Picture at the Philadelphia Independent Film Festival. In addition Miguel has shot numerous short films and music videos. Currently, Miguel is directing a documentary about the future of space travel. In his spare time, Miguel enjoys cycling and still photography.

Johanna Jenkins (Production Designer)

Originally from Boston, MA, Johanna Jenkins graduated from The Rhode Island School of Design with a bachelor of fine arts in Film/Animation/Video. Since then she has traded New England living for a life in Los Angeles, CA and works as a production designer for various features, TV shows, commercials and music videos. Johanna also exercises her abilities as a special effects makeup artist, costume designer, graphic designer and writer. Her work has taken her on many international adventures, has earned awards, and has been shown in various film festivals globally.

Amanda Larson (Editor)

Amanda Larson is a San Francisco-based editor with experience in documentary, narrative, music and corporate work. Past feature credits include: Sweet Crude (Persistence of Vision Award, SIFF), and March Point (Independent Lens). Currently, Amanda is editing a documentary short by Terri Timely, and in Spring 2012 will edit the feature documentary Roots and Webs.