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.
Making the festival round this year to much acclaim and film awards is the touching and intense short, “Our Father” from filmmaker Linda Palmer. Screening at The Big Island Film festival, The film stars Michael Gross and Michael Worth as father and son, who while struggling through the parent’s dementia discover more about each other through flashes of painful memory. Both actors have won Best Actor awards for their portrayals, Gross nabbing several over the course of the recent year.
Worth is returning to the Big Island Film Festival where his film God’s Ears won the Jury Prize in 2011. Our Father also stars Eileen Grubba, David Topp, Julia Silverman, Ally Isseman and Aaron Stall. Written and directed by Linda Palmer.
The film is also currently screening at the Emerging Filmmakers Showcase at the Cannes Film Festival and upcoming South-side Festival in Philadelphia.
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.
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.