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The Wrong Man

World Premiere

USA | 65 MINUTES | English |


Animation, Drama, Music
From the mind of multi-platinum songwriter Ross Golan, The Wrong Man is an animated concept film centered around a love affair gone terribly wrong. From his holding cell on death row, the protagonist, Duran, recounts the events of his life that lead to his dreadful predicament. Set in Reno, Duran encounters the mysterious and beautiful Mariana and the two spend a passionate night together. Mariana becomes pregnant with Duran’s child, and her abusive ex-husband, insane with rage, kills her and frames Duran. Inevitably, Duran’s life spirals out of control. Wrongfully convicted, he laments his new reality as he accepts his fate.

Developed over the last 10 years by Golan, The Wrong Man uses poetic lyrics, haunting melodies and evocative animation to weave this tragedy of the common man. With his lush voice and gentle chords, Golan deftly conveys the despair and frustration of those who experience injustice.

—Karen Kemmerle

After the Screening: A conversation with director and acclaimed songwriter Ross Golan, director John Hwan, CEO of Lava Records and board member of The Innocence Project Jason Flom, and social justice advocates Noura Jackson and Yusef Salam.


Directed by Ross Golan and John Hwang

Ross Golan is a multi-platinum songwriter who has worked with Selena Gomez, Ariana Grande, Michael Bublé, Maroon 5, P!NK, and many other artists. He is also the host of the acclaimed podcast “And the Writer Is... With Ross Golan,” which has become the go-to songwriting podcast. John Hwang began his career in animation working on brand campaigns for motion design studios and agencies in Los Angeles. He was the animation lead on tour visuals for Beyoncé, Rihanna, and Bruno Mars. As founder of Sound Visuals Club, a New York-based art studio focused on musically driven animation, he has directed visuals for Major Lazer, KSHMR, Exile the Second, and Tiffany Young.
Ross Golan, John Hwang
Jared Shelton, Ross Golan, John Hwang
Ross Golan
Benjamin Kitchens
Ross Golan
Sound Visuals Club
Executive Producer
John Janick, Steve Berman, Anthony Seyler
John Frankenheimer, Michael Helfant
Ross Golan


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Jason Flom

Ross Golan

Ross Golan


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