Filmfest 2012

German Age Rating

Based on one of Gus van Sant’s original script for MY OWN PRIVATE IDAHO (1991), James Franco shot the film that was never made. Focusing on many of the same themes and characters as the final film, Franco brings to life a script that was on the shelf for years. The film is a companion piece to MY OWN PRIVATE RIVER, Franco’s re-edit of the footage from the 1991 film that focuses on River Phoenix, the actor and his character Mike in the film.

tags: Documentary

With: Sage Elsesser, Milan Johnson, Udo Kier


Screenplay: Gus Van Sant

Director of Photography: Bruce Thierry Cheung

Film Editor: Iris Torres

Composer: Tim O’Keefe

Costume Design: Evet Sanchez

Production Company: Rabbit Bandini Productions

Director: James Franco