Grizzly Peak Films’ indie family comedy, “Catfish Blues” makes its debut on iTunes and Amazon today. The Big Island Film Festival Audience Choice winner stars Max Tadman as a young boy spending a summer away from home when he is brought out of his shell by the unlikely 90-year-old Lois Stewart. The two join forces to find the town’s lost pets and the missing pieces of their own lives. Also starring Tim Thomerson, Margot Farley-Stuart, Israel Saez De Miguel and Joyce Westerguard.
Executive Producer David Tadman and Producer Michael Worth with director Junior Bonner shot the festival winning project in Northern California in the city of Chico. Grizzly Peak Films is a Northern and Southern California based production company, utilizing the trained professionals of Los Angeles with the unique sense of environment and setting of its Northern counterpart.
Trying to break the “studio walls” of big productions with smaller passion projects, Grizzly Peak Films presents the first in a series of features to be released over the next few years. Following this are the lesbian based comedy Seeking Dolly Parton, the MMA drama The Butterfly Guard and a feature film that has taken nearly 5 years to bring to the screen, the docu-comedy Bring Me The Head of Lance Henriksen.
A special limited edition Blu-Ray of the film is available exclusively through this company’s website.
After following up screenings and wins with The Big Island Film Festival and The Indie Film Awards, “Catfish Blues” from Grizzly Peak Films and executive producer David Tadman has been nominated for three more accolades from The Maverick Movie Awards in Los Angeles. With the first leading role for 94 year old actress Lois Stewart (and Grizzly Peak Films’ owner Michael Worth’s grandmother) she has been nominated as Best Actress for her effort (Stewart won a Best Supporting Actress award for her appearance in the film God’s Ears in 2011).
Stewart’s co-star, Tim Thomerson, has also received a Best Supporting nod for his role as a man struggling with Alzheimer’s. Thomerson is a long established actor in Hollywood acting along side the likes of Sylvester Stallone, Gene Hackman and Linda Hunt. He is also appearing in the upcoming Bring Me The Head of Lance Henriksen.
The film’s third nomination is for Best Cinematography, where the unique and beautiful setting of Chico, California was captured as the film’s background. Shot on both Canon 7D and 5Dmk2 cameras to utilize a more mobile crew through the backwoods of Northern California, the project completed principal photography within a quick 10 day shoot.
The film is scheduled for a release on digital download platforms and a limited edition Blu-ray this fall.
In anticipation of the world premiere for the coming of age story “Catfish Blues” at The Big Island Film festival this May, Grizzly Peak Films releases the first clip. The film, written and directed by Junior Bonner, stars Max Tadman and 94 year old Lois Stewart making her leading role debut.
The new indie feature film from Grizzly Peak Films gets its first teaser trailer. “The Butterfly Guard” is a drama about two fighters as they make the journey from opposite ends of the world to fight each other and the realizations they face along the way. Written and directed by actor Michael Worth, the film is set to release in late 2016. The announced cast includes Worth, Tim Thomerson, MMA veteran Justin Mccully and Ivan Sergei (Once a Thief). The first look at the film teases at the more serious dramatic tone of the feature, a detour from the usual “forced-to-fight” story lines in the genre.
The multi award winning film “God’s Ears” (VisionFest, The Big Island Film Festival, Las Vegas International Film Festival) is now available for streaming rental and purchase on Vimeo.com. Use promo code “autism” for the month of July and get $1 off the purchase price.
Written and directed by Michael Worth, this touching indie love story follows two people whose lives should have never intersected finding themselves together on a road of discovery. The film stars Margot Farley, John Saxon, Tim Thomerson, Mitzi Kapture-Donaue, Lois Stewart and Michael Worth.
God’s Ears will be available on Amazon streaming later this month as well.
Grizzly Peak Films’ first release of 2015 is the romantic comedy “Seeking Dolly Parton” starring Kacey Barnfield (Resident Evil: Afterlife), Anya Monzikova (Iron Man 2) and Michael Worth (Our Father). The film centers on two women wanting to have a baby and the ex-boyfriend who steps up to help to unexpected results for all. The film also features Raffaello Degruttola (Rush), Alex Ballar (All American Zombie Drugs) and Lois Stewart (God’s Ears) and was written and directed by Worth.
The film gets its world festival premiere May 2, 2015 on the closing night of The Miami Gay and Lesbian Film Festival ( http://www.mglff.com/). Barnfield, Monzikova and Worth are all scheduled to appear at the event. Tickets go on sale in March, 2015.
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.