Living with the Dead (Exclusive)

June 4, 2013 No comments exist

SSWL is proud to announce a new feature film from Christine Vartoughian entitled Living with the Dead. Vartoughian has worked behind the camera in a variety of different roles from a production assistant on Project Runway to writing/directing/producing her own short, The Visions of Dylan Bradley, among other things. She also worked on reoccurring guest Ryan O’Leary’s The Backseat as a production designer. Rick was lucky enough to visit the production of The Backseat and witness first hand Vartoughian’s keen eye for detail.

With all that said, we are excited to present the initial press release for her full-length directorial debut below:


For Immediate Release- 6.4.2013


Max McLean, a runaway girl whose boyfriend just committed suicide, ventures into the forests of upstate New York where she meets a peculiar young man named Ish who shows her that life is more than what’s been lost.

Lion Hearted Films, LLC.

Shooting Fall 2013


Comedy/ Drama/ Romance

Official Website:

Confirmed Cast:

Chris Bellant… Gabriel

Confirmed Crew:

Christine Vartoughian -Writer/Director/Producer

Rebekah Nelson -Producer Tobias Beidermühle- Associate Producer

Xavier Antonio Medina -Director of Photography

Debra Markowitz -Casting Director

Mattheau O’Brien -1st Assistant Director