First images from “The Sugar Moon Tribe” released

 

a007_c014_0119sm-0001447The first photos from the set of The Sugar Moon Tribe, Grizzly Peak Films‘ follow up to their film festival smash Seeking Dolly Parton, have been released.  Starring Kacey Clarke, Sonya Davis, Michael Worth, Raffaello Degruttola, Lois Stewart, Miranda LeRae, Jennifer Kamstock, Bambiana, Odell Mack and introducing Mack Gamble Bevitz.A006_C013_01184PThe film written and directed by Worth follows two women (Clarke, Davis) who in discovering the challenges of raising a baby in an upper class setting in San Francisco are too much, start a communal living arrangement with a diverse group of friends.  The drama-comedy from CNC Movie Factory has a tentative release date for fall of 2017.

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The film is currently shooting in San Francisco and Berkeley, California and will wrap production this February.

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“Seeking Dolly Parton” follow-up gets title, begins pre-production

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(Michael Worth rehearses actresses Kacey Clarke and Sonya Davis)

The lesbian-themed romantic comedy Seeking Dolly Parton, which made the festival rounds last year and is releasing under the Gravitas Label this spring, has an official follow up already going into production.  Titled The Sugar Moon Tribe, the story, once again from writer/director Michael Worth, picks up a couple years after the original and continues a love story between the two female characters of the first film, Charlie and Cerina.   The cast is lead by Kacey Clarke and new addition Sonya Davis as the afore mentioned characters.  The rest of the returning cast are Raffaello Degruttola, Michael Worth, Alex Ballar and recent Best Actress winner, 94-year-old Lois Stewart.  Also announced are transgendered actress Bambiana of the reality series Transcendent, Tara EgnatiosJennifer Kamstock and 6-month-old Mack Gamble Bevitz in his feature film debut.  The film is produced by CNC Movie Factory and Grizzly Peak Films.

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(Clarke and Davis rehearse for the indie romantic comedy The Sugar Moon Tribe)

Plot details are currently under wraps but writer Worth reveals the film “takes Charlie and Cerina on a very organic, if somewhat bumpy, journey into a new story that is slightly more ensemble but true to the focus of these two beautiful characters”.  Rehearsals began this week in Los Angeles where several photos were just released.  Principal photography begins in San Francisco later this month.

“Catfish Blues” brings in the New Year with wins; Best Feature and Best Actress

Grizzly Peak Films’ comedy drama and last years Big Island Film Festival Audience Choice winner has opened up 2017 with several more festival honors.  The Hollywood Verge Film Festival announced its winners for 2016 and Catfish Blues managed to take home Best Feature Film as well as a Best Actress win for its 94 year old star, Lois Stewart.

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The coming-of-age story follows young Dylan (Max Tadman) who spends a summer with the small town resident Helen (Stewart) as they search for lost animals but ultimately discover their lost selves.  The film also received nominations for Best Comedy, Best Screenplay (Michael Worth) and Best Director (Junior Bonner).

The film is available for rental and sale on iTunes and Amazon.