During the Sedona International film festival in 2017, the cast and crew of the feature film Broken Memories (including Ivan Sergei and Kelly Greyson) screened their film there. One of the film’s star Rance Howard, who played a man stricken with Alzheimer’s, had just the month before lost his wife to the disease. Over the course of one day, actor/director Michael Worth took some time to talk to Rance about this experience and what it means to him. The following is some of what he captured:
Shot on the SonyA7s2. Canon FD series. Slight color grade in Final Cut 7.
The lesbian themed indie comedy Seeking Dolly Parton, starring Kacey Clarke, Anya Monzikova and Michael Worth, gets its official release on May 23 on Blu-ray, DVD and various streaming options. Shot in the San Francisco Bay Area, the film festival hit already has produced a sequel, The Sugar Moon Tribe, slated for release in late 2017. The film also stars Raffaello Degruttola (Saving Private Ryan), Lois Stewart (God’s Ears), Alex Ballar (All American Zombie Drugs) and is directed by Michael Worth.
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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.
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).
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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.