Screenings & Conferences The Last Whistle + Sport Safety and Cardiac Awareness

The Last Whistle debuted in theaters and online on June 28th, 2019. The film brought unprecedented awareness to the conditions of SCA and HCM.


Can occur separately, or in tandem with each other:


The Last Whistle

Rated PG | Runtime 87 min.

Our cinema file works on any setup, and for a small shipping fee, can be adapted to any local movie theater as well.

Screenings have been accompanied by Q&A moderation sessions in the past, many of which feature medical specialists.


Sudden Cardiac Arrest + CPR Awareness

Both filmmaker and star actors are available and willing to make the trip. A/V setup helpful to show trailer of film and selected clip(s), but not necessary.

While keynote topics typically focus on sport safety, talks have included insights on the Hollywood experience, the film's journey to completion, and positive messages in the film.




Rob is a 2017 graduate of USC's School of Cinematic Arts, and The Last Whistle is his directorial debut. He has spoken at length about his inspiration for writing the film, as well as his desire to bring awareness to the conditions in the film.

Rob has extensive keynote speaking experience, and is able to hold exceptional conversations with audiences of all ages without the need of a moderator.


Star of The Last Whistle, "Coach Vick"

Five season star of NBC's Friday Night Lights, Brad is best known for his role as booster president Buddy Garrity. He has also appeared in films such as Deepwater Horizon, The Orphan Train, and many more.

Brad is a lifetime actor, with decades of experience in the field. He can either host a short keynote, or be interviewed by a moderator.


September is Childhood HCM month, and October is Sudden Cardiac Arrest month. If your event is during this time, please contact us as soon as possible for best results.

Our schedule is filling up fast!


American Heart Association of Louisiana Presents: The Annual GO RED Dinner

Feb. 27th, 2020: Keynote address by Last Whistle Director Rob Smat

Rob will give a 15 minute keynote address about his experience making The Last Whistle, as well as the science he consulted, his personal experiences, and his work with actor/real-life coach Les Miles.

Feb. 28th: Screening of The Last Whistle

The Last Whistle will screen for VIP ticketed guests at a local independent theater. Rob will be present, and will answer Q&A style questions after the film.


The American Heart Association

The Anthem Foundation

Heartbeat of Champions Foundation

Dallas Coaches' Clinic

What does it all cost?

Usually, engagements like these can run up to $5,000 with speaking fees, screening fees, travel, and so forth. Luckily, we make it simple and cost-effective:


We request a screening fee of $2 per expected attendee, payable before or after the event.

If the film will play in a movie theater, we ask for an additional $100 to ship the Digital Cinema Package, which the theater will request in order to play the film.

Non-theater screenings do not require shipping costs.


Rob requests plane travel in any class, as well as local hotel accommodation. Per diem appreciated if in town for longer than one day, or if hotel is distant from event.

Speaking Fee: $750 (negotiable)


Brad's travel accommodations and speaking fee can be negotiated with his representatives. Contact us via the form below to begin the process.

We kindly ask for a table to sell movie memorabilia at your event. If the event has a show floor, we would appreciate a complimentary booth to engage with attendees.

For non-profit groups, we are more than happy to donate movie memorabilia for silent auction purposes, and so on.


We look forward to hearing from you!

Contact us through the button above, or email rob@robertsmat.com

More information on the film below:


"Brad Leland SCORES as a Texas high school football coach who pushes his players too far in Rob Smat’s indie drama." -Joe Leydon, VARIETY

"[Brad Leland is] perfectly cast as the most overbearingly demanding Texas high school football coach to appear on screen since Jon Voight." -Joe Leydon, VARIETY

“The Last Whistle is labor of love, and a touching one at that. Even moving me close to tears by the end. Director Rob Smat made it clear that he wanted to stray away from other sports medicine films like the recent “Concussion,” and stated that getting the science right was paramount for he and his team, to really grasp the authenticity of an utterly misfortunate circumstance." -LA Sentinel

"While there are obvious budget restraints in effect here, the characters' emotional arcs and the screenwriting by director/writer Rob Smat save the film." -Common Sense Media

5 Stars out of 5 on iTunes

4 Stars out of 5 on Amazon

4 Stars out of 5 on Vudu



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