Gripping First Teaser For Michael Matteo Rossi’s ‘Chase’ Has Arrived!

Earlier this year we sat down to chat with Michael Matteo Rossi for our ‘Sunday Spotlight’ feature. In the interview, Michael mentioned his excitement on an upcoming film he was preparing to shoot, which he described as “John Wick meets Drive”.¬†Ever since then we’ve been keeping tabs on the film and Michael’s progress.

We shared an exclusive first look at the Chase¬†back in August that showed the cast and crew hard at work and it hyped us up even more for what Michael had in store for us. Following our exclusive first look, we featured Rob Niter, who stars in the film,¬† in our ‘Sunday Spotlight’ feature and looked at his promising start to his acting career.

Now we’re pleased to share with you the first teaser trailer for Chase! The film is scheduled to be released 2019 and hit multiple film festivals.

Directed by: Michael Matteo Rossi
Cast: Damien Puckler, Jessica Morris, Aries Spears, Simeon Panda, Rob Niter, Paul Duke


Rob Niter: Year One

Rob Niter is making a footprint in the film industry; with only being involved just shy of a year!

Rob has already landed commercials in Team Popp Dental and Atlanta Botanicals Garden and has recently completed a short film project as an actor in Above + Beyond.  The story leads to how powerful the ripple effects of an invitation to church can truly be. The film will be aired at multiple church locations across Atlanta and D.C.

Rob’s more prominent role to date, has been the tough detective, Capt. Terrell Vance, appearing in two episodes of Greg Galloway’s Season 2 of Music & Murder TV series on Amazon.¬† Capt. Vance has been on the force for years and oversees¬† murder cases.¬† He expresses his disappointments and suspicions regarding cover-up activity by department personnel in an unsolved case.

As of now, Rob is currently pulling double-duties by co-producing and appearing as Nathan in the upcoming horror feature, Chase Рa film which we recently shared an exclusive first look at!

Rob will appear alongside Forbes’ ‘Top 10 Fitness Influencer’, Simeon Panda and celebrity-comedian and actor, Aries Spears.¬†Chase is scheduled to be released 2019 and hit multiple film festivals.¬† Here at JUMPCUT we’re keeping a close eye on Chase, so we’ll be sure to keep you up to date!

We also recently had the pleasure of interviewing Chase’s director¬†Michael Matteo Rossi in which he expressed his excitement for working on this project.


Rob Niter, Simeon Pander, and Paul Duke in ‘Chase’

Rob has had a busy year, but he isn’t slowing down any time soon.¬† He’s taken on a minor supporting role as Cloud in faith-based feature film, Finding A Way.¬† Directed by Lorenzo Cunningham,¬† the movie entails a very compelling mix of hardships and triumphs faced by a middle class family.¬† The film is currently in post-production and scheduled for release in early 2019.

We’ll be keeping a close eye on Rob and his future projects, and you can too on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook – which Rob updates regularly.

EXCLUSIVE: First Look At Michael Matteo Rossi’s Crime-Thriller ‘Chase’

We’re excited to share with you an exclusive first look at Michael Matteo Rossi’s latest feature film¬†Chase¬†in the gallery below!

Last month Fiona had the exciting opportunity to sit and speak to Michael Matteo Rossi, a writer, director and producer from L.A who chatted with her about how he started in the film industry, his previous films, and he also mentioned he would be starting production on his latest feature film, Chase, a few days following the interview.

Chase, which is directed, written and co-produced by Michael, follows a hitman who must prove his loyalty to his mentor and best friend, whilst his girlfriend wants him to leave the business behind him.

The film features a fantastically talented and internationally diverse cast which includes Devanny Pinn, Richard Riehle, Simeon Panda, Jessica Morris, Aries Spears and Oghenekaro Itene.  Damien Puckler, best known for his role in the fantasy TV series Grimm, will be playing the titular role and, if the first pictures are anything to go by, you do NOT want to mess with him! 

Word of the film has been trending in Nigeria and Africa as it will mark Nigerian actress Oghenekaro Itene’s Hollywood debut following her success on Nigerian TV Drama Tinsel.¬†London’s own Simeon Panda,¬†¬†a fitness entrepreneur who is featured on¬†Forbes¬†as one of the worlds top ten influencers for fitness. will make his feature-film debut in Chase, and we’re excited to see his character Caleb in action!¬†

Speaking about his latest film to JUMCPUT, Michael said:

“Chase is set entirely in Los Angeles, and being an LA native myself, it was essential for me to portray it as a culturally and diversely rich city that it is. I wanted to interweave the characters from all walks of life and tell an engaging story full of action and thrills”

We think you’ll agree that these first look photos give off a strong dark crime/horror vibe, which is unmistakably Michael’s intention as he likens the film’s overall style to that of Blue Velvet and Twin Peaks.

We’re definitely going to be keeping a close eye on Chase, and you can keep up to date with Michael over on his Twitter and Facebook page!

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