First images from Grizzly Peak Films “The Butterfly Guard” released

Several photos from the upcoming fighter drama “The Butterfly Guard” directed and starring Michael Worth have made their way online.  Worth (Broken Memories, God’s Ears) re-teams with cinematographer Chia-Yu Chen (Bring Me The Head Of Lance Henriksen) and executive producers Natalie Cardenas and Chris Ross for the project.

The film revolves around the sacrifices and choices several fighters have to make pursuing their professional careers and the repercussions they must also face along the way.  Worth plays Tyler Bowie, a man trapped within an emotional and physical purgatory as he contemplates returning to the fight game while surviving in the streets of Thailand.  The film wrapped its first location in Pattaya, Thailand and will resume filming in Northern California in early 2015.

More cast and crew to be announced soon.

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Principal Photography Wraps on “Broken Memories”

Michael Worth directs on the set of Broken Memories

Michael Worth directs on the set of Broken Memories

Ivan Sergei, Rance Howard, Cerina Vincent and Kelly Greyson Stars in Romantic-Drama

Los Angeles, CA – “Broken Memories,” a romantic-drama directed by Michael Worth (“Enchanting the Mortals”) has officially wrapped principle photography. The feature film, shot throughout Southern California, stars Ivan Sergei, Rance Howard, Cerina Vincent and Kelly Greyson.

The screenplay was written by Frankie Lauderdale and is produced by Kassi Crews through Broken Memories, LLC with Gary Levinsohn (“Jack Reacher”) as executive producer. “Broken Memories” enters into the postproduction phase at Digital Jungle and is on track to be released in 2015.

“Broken Memories” is a romantic drama that follows a son, Levi, dealing with Jasper, his father who is suffering from Alzheimer’s disease. While Jasper fights everyday to remember, Levi is trying to forget and put the past behind him. As the father’s state continues to decline, the family welcomes a beautiful and somewhat mysterious caretaker named Maggie who’s presence helps to heal old family wounds.

Director Michael Worth started his acting career in film before landing the role of Tommy on “Acapulco HEAT.” In 2002, he began to write, produce and direct his own projects. “God’s Ears” is his first feature film as director for which he has received Best Director as well as The Domani Vision Award For Emerging Talent in New York. Most recently he directed “Fort McCoy.”

Director and actor Michael Worth on location.

Director and actor Michael Worth on location.

Ivan Sergei, who plays Jasper’s son Levi, first became known for John Woo’s 1996 film “Once a Thief.” He has been featured on screen in “Dangerous Minds,” “The Opposite of Sex,” “The Break Up,” “Jewtopia” and “Vamps.” His wide spanning career includes television roles on “Crossing Jordan,” “Hawaii,” “Charmed,” “Touched by an Angel,” and “Warehouse 13.” Currently, Sergei can be seen portraying Jack Taylor on ABC Family’s drama “Twisted.”

Rance Howard plays the Alzheimer’s inflicted Jasper In “Broken Memories.” The father of Clint and Ron Howard, Rance has acted in over 100 films beginning with “Frontier Woman” in 1956. He is best known for his roles in “Cool Hand Luke,” “Chinatown,” “A Beautiful Mind” and “How the Grinch Stole Christmas.” In 2013, he played Woody Grant’s brother in the acclaimed film “Nebraska.”

Worth works with actors Cerina Vincent and Ivan Sergei

Worth works with actors Cerina Vincent and Ivan Sergei

Arguably best known as Maya the yellow Power Ranger, Cerina Vincent moved from the small screen to big with prominent roles in the hit films “Not Another Teen Movie” and “Cabin Fever.” After which, Cerina has found much success in guest star roles on most television’s major hit shows including “CSI,” “Bones,” and “Two and Half Men.”

Kelly Greyson is best known for her staring role in the historical drama, “Alone Yet Not Alone,” which screened nationally this summer. “Alone Yet Not Alone,” gained industry wide attention this awards season when its titular song, written by Bruce Broughton with lyrics by Dennis Spiegel, was nominated and then rescinded for an Academy Award. Greyson can also be seen in “Return to the Hiding Place” ( wide-released in February 2015. She is featured in the film “Little Boy,” starring Kevin James, due out in 2015 as well and stars in the upcoming period piece “To Have and to Hold.”

Gary Levinsohn is a Los Angeles based film producer and owner of Mutual Film Company. He has earned a reputation as a highly innovative film financing entity, known for delivering eclectic, high quality films. Some of the titles Levinsohn has been involved with include “Saving Private Ryan,” directed by Steven Spielberg and starring Tom Hanks, which received 11 Academy Award® nominations and grossed over $400 million worldwide; the “Tomb Raider” franchise starring Angelina Jolie, “Deadfall,” starring Eric Bana, Olivia Wilde, and Charlie Hunnam; and the blockbuster hit “Jack Reacher”, starring Tom Cruise. Earlier films include “The Jackal,” “Twelve Monkeys” and “The Patriot.”