Exclusive Photos: C.M. Punk in 'Girl on the Third Floor’ at the 55th Chicago International Film Fest

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CHICAGO – The film ‘Girl on the Third Floor’ caused a sensation at the 55th Chicago International Film Festival in the “After Dark” series screenings, selling out two show on October 18th, 2019. Beforehand at the Red Carpet, cast members Phil Brooks (also known as C.M. Punk of wrestling fame), Sarah Brooks and Travis Delgado appeared, along with fellow wrestling superstar AJ Lee, also known as A.J. Mendez Brooks (the spouse of C.M. Punk). Photographer Joe Arce was on the Red Carpet to capture these Exclusive Photos.

Phil ‘C.M. Punk’ Brooks at the 55th Chicago International Film Festival
Photo credit: Joe Arce of Starstruck Photo for HollywoodChicago.com

“Girl on the Third Floor” is the story of Don and Liz, a couple from Chicago (Brooks and Trieste Kelly Dunn) who are expecting a baby and are looking for a new start in a “fixer upper” in the suburbs. Don is handling most of the renovation himself, but gets a hand from Milo (Travis Delgado). The new owner is also being harassed by a local woman named Sarah (Sarah Brooks) who has a seductive agenda and won’t leave him alone. The house itself has a reputation of its own, and it challenges Don on as many levels as it has floors.

This is Phil “C.M. Punk” Brooks first major acting role, and as he expresses in the Podtalk below it was a top drawer experience. Of course, he knows about being top drawer in World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE), as he held the Championship title for the longest time in the decade of 2010s (434 days). He retired from pro wrestling in 2014, and recently did a few bouts for the mixed martial arts Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), in the midst of making his film acting debut.

Phil Brooks with A.J.‘Lee’ Mendez Brooks at the 55th Chicago International Film Festival
Photo credit: Joe Arce of Starstruck Photo for HollywoodChicago.com

Sarah Brooks, who portrays her namesake Sarah in the film, is also a recurring character on “Chicago Med,” and Travis Delgado makes his major feature film debut as Milo, a twist on the “best friend.”

In a two-part Podtalk, Patrick McDonald of HollywoodChicago.com talks to the cast of “Girl on the Third Floor.”

’Girl on the Third Floor’: Sarah Brooks, Writer/Director Travis Stevens, Phil Brooks and Travis Delgado
Photo credit: Joe Arce of Starstruck Photo for HollywoodChicago.com

The following two-part Podtalk was originally published last week …

In Part One of the Podtalk with Patrick McDonald of HollywoodChicago.com, Phil Brooks speaks first, followed by Sarah Brooks, followed by Travis Delgado. They trade off their question/answers from there in the same order.

In Part Two, Sarah Brooks starts out talking about “Girl on the Third Floor,” and the other cast members share their experiences and life lessons within the production.

The 55th Fest takes place October 16th to October 27th, 2019. Click here for film schedules, information and to purchase tickets.

HollywoodChicago.com senior staff writer Patrick McDonald

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© 2019 Patrick McDonald, HollywoodChicago.com

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