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:
LIVING WITH THE DEAD
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
Chris Bellant… Gabriel
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
This week we come at you live (on Sunday) from the SSWL studios. For that reason, the sound qualitiy is kind of bad, but you can still hear everything fine. To make up for it, the awesome director, Ryan O’Leary joined us IN PERSON! (Video coming soon.) Without a format we just shoot the shit, drink some beers and have some fun.
I’m sure all of you in our SSWL family know that we are friends of Director Ryan O’ Leary. Well, we were lucky enough to score an exclusive photo from his upcoming feature film The Backseat. The movie stars Chris Bellant, Allyson Reilly, Craig Kelly, Costas Nicholas, and Lori Hamilton as Mrs. Offerman.
“High school social outcasts Roy Offerman and Larry DiMarco struggle to find a drummer for their new punk rock band, Witness My Jehovah. As Roy will learn, sometimes finding the answer to one problem only brings about a host of others. Immediately after finding a drummer, Roy is plagued by a raging case of hemorrhoids.”
To see more stills and get updates on the movie, ‘Like’ their Facebook Page. The more likes it gets, Ryan will randomly put out more stills.
This week Rick was going to be ALL BY HIMSELF to record, but then decided to call up SSWL’s buddy, Ryan O’Leary, to join him. Happy Face! Rick also found out that Dan Herman (the man, the myth, the legend) was free too. So we brought him on to have a conversation about the movie Looper. Next week we will all be back (maybe).