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.
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.
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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.
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.
On May 2, 2015, Seeking Dolly Parton had its first screening at the 17th Annual Gay and Lesbian Film Festival. In attendance for the event was the film’s writer/director Michael Worth and his leading ladies, Kacey Barnfield and Anya Monzikova. The trio took to the stage for a Q&A session with the audience and some of the session has been posted to the Grizzly Peak Film’s Youtube Channel.