Friday, August 18th
World Premiere of "Breaking Brooklyn" and Talkback with Louis Gosset, Jr., and Colin Critchley
Doors Open at 7:30pm, Film Begins at 8:00pm
Colin Critchley is quickly becoming one of the most in demand young talents for his diverse resume in film, television and theater. He recently starred in the Nickelodeon action adventure TV movie Legends of the Hidden Temple, based on the popular 90’s Nickelodeon game show of the same name.
Continuing his moment, Colin will showcase his range as an actor and dancer in the upcoming drama Breaking Brooklyn set for release later this year. The film follows Colin’s character Aaron Davis, a 12-year-old boy with a passion for dance who alongside his brother (Nathan Kress) are rescued from the streets by their teacher (played by Oscar winner Louis Gossett, Jr.) who lives in an old theater in New York City. The teacher mentors and teaches him how to dance, ultimately healing his relationship with his father, as well as his teacher's relationship with his brother. In addition, Colin recently wrapped production on the coming of age film Life Now Life Then, which follows 6 boys in the summer of ’94 and the unbreakable bonds they formed in the face of life's greatest adversities. He has also appeared in an episode of the Hulu series Deadbeat.
Born and raised in Essex County, New Jersey, Colin was drawn to the arts at a young age. Constantly performing around the house for his parents and their friends, Colin loved to recreate song and dance numbers from his favorite films including Mary Poppins. In the second grade, Colin saw his first play which was a high school production of The Drowsy Chaperone, and he was hooked. Colin decided to further his curiosity for the stage by enrolling in dance and theater classes, and quickly turned his passion into a fulltime career. His first big break came as a principal for the annual “Radio City Christmas Spectacular,” followed by his Broadway debut in the hit production “Kinky Boots.” Colin is perhaps best known for starring alongside veteran actors Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart in the Samuel Becket Broadway revival “Waiting for Godot.” He then went on to originate a principal role in the very first "Radio City Spring Spectacular." Colin continues to stretch his muscle as a stage actor as he takes part in various readings for theatrical productions, and continues to train in tap dancing and singing. On the television side, Colin lends his voice to the Sprout Channel animated series “Super Wings!” which is currently in its second season.
When Colin isn’t working, he enjoys being a regular kid. Hobbies include rowing, golf, scootering, listening to records, and attending sporting events for the New York Giants, Rangers, and Knicks. As for acting, Colin is excited to develop his skills, and hopes to continue nabbing versatile roles that challenge him as an artist.