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Enjoy the laughs at 'Trust Me, I'm A Lifeguard'

The stars of "Trust Me, I'm A Lifeguard" are Tyler Hollinger and Christian Keiber.  The film had its world premiere at Tribeca Film Festival in New York City this month.
The stars of "Trust Me, I'm A Lifeguard" are Tyler Hollinger and Christian Keiber. The film had its world premiere at Tribeca Film Festival in New York City this month.
Sharon Rankin, set photographer

For all those who love the world of cinema, there is nothing more exhilarating than attending Tribeca Film Festival in New York City this time of year.

Just a couple of days ago, the 13th annual Tribeca Film Festival came to a triumphant close after over 400,000 viewers attended premiere screenings, panels, talks and free community events. Over the time frame of April 16th through the 27th, 89 feature films and 57 short films from over 40 countries debuted.

If I had to choose a unique film that conjured up emotions of laughter and loads of fun and light humor, it would have to be the world premiere of the short film, "Trust Me, I'm A Lifeguard." It was a one-of-a-kind film focusing on the ageless question of what is the true meaning of life and putting a comedic spin on it. Within a matter of 16 minutes, the plot unfolded with the zany antics of two lifeguards grappling with the meaning of life at the end of the summer.

So what exactly makes this film work so well? The camaraderie is quick to spot amongst all the cast members. They share an amazing sense of comfort acting with each other. Another contributing factor is the genius of one of the screenwriters/producers/actors with a charisma that will ignite any room. Christian Keiber is proud of this creative masterpiece that he fostered from start to finish as well as acted in with Tyler Hollinger. The success comes from the passion that Christian possesses about his artistry with the mission of making the audience believe in his characters and laugh at their antics. When Christian described all that went into making this film and the welcoming support of all those around him, he became filled with a sense of excitement, calling this a "bromantic comedy" that involved a crew of 40, 200 extras and a somewhat family affair as his dad had a starring role in the laughter.

In only two and a half days, in the inviting beach town of Stone Harbor, New Jersey, the entire storyline came to fruition and has been called 'The Caddyshack of the Shore.'

Christian Keiber has championed in the world of entertainment for a variety of reasons. He embraces life to its fullest and doesn't believe in letting rejection stop you. "Regret is worse than rejection," says Keiber. He has definitely taken his own advice to heart. Follow your dream, allow yourself to be the person and artist you want to be. The challenge of acting is taking the words of the script and making those words your own. This mesmerizing artist has much to be proud of. His accomplishments include an acting career that began at a very young age and his acting took off when he starred opposite Russell Crowe in the famous film of 1995, 'No Way Back.' Christian has a diversified career in television, commercials, film and theater. He is an accomplished writer, singer/songwriter and guitarist for the country/rock band known as "CBK & the Dead Coyotes." Keiber is co-founder and instructor at the New York Actors School-Professional Ensemble, has been featured on National Public Radio as one of the 'Young Mavericks of Hollywood' as well as being featured in 'Origin Magazine.' In addition, he has his own production company, Creative Alley Production Company. One of the greatest achievements of a lifetime was becoming the youngest member of the prestigious actors club, 'The Players' whose members also include such greats as Humphrey Bogart, Frank Sinatra and Al Pacino.

Not only was the film "Trust Me, I'm A Lifeguard" a first at the Tribeca Film Festival, but it also premiered at the 23rd Annual Arizona International Film Festival held from April 11 - April 27, 2014. The film was directed by award-winning writer, director and producer, Tony Glazer, and also written by Tyler Hollinger. Producers were Bree Micheal Warner and Bryce C. Campbell. Cinematographer was Adrian Correia.

Now that the film has received a big thumbs up and was attended by a sold-out crowd at all its four showings, what happens from here? Perhaps it will be turned into a full length feature or a series. Keiber alluded to the fact that there is a sequel. We will eagerly wait and see.

If you had the opportunity to meet Christian Keiber, you would immediately learn that the sky is the limit and artistic potential has no boundaries. In addition to the film being infectious, so is his positive and uplifting personality.

To learn more about the film, become a fan and watch the trailer, go to:

http://www.trustmelifeguardmovie.com/?ct=t(TTFF_copy_01_3_13_2014)