Tuesday, 19 July 2011

Melvin Smarty

As you may know, I sold a screenplay to an American production company, Liria Films — Melvin Smarty, "a profoundly deranged comedy" as their tagline goes.

Film was shot in October 2009 in the San Francisco Bay area and Reno, Nevada. A low-budget independent. Stars Tyler Hoechlin, Helena Mattsson, Rob Mayes, Taylor Cole, Mark Matkevich and with sterling guest and support work from Rusty Schwimmer, Ken Davitian, William Sadler, Creed Bratton and the legendary George Hamilton.

The joint-directors, Simon Mathew/Victoria Raiser, and producer, Frank Donner, are great people and have involved me as best they can on the creative process all the way through from pre- to post-production. I intend to write it up in full eventually.  I was even on set for a few days, which was a surreal experience. I'm a background drinker in a couple of bar scenes, dressed as a cowboy (hey, if you're going to be in a movie, be a cowboy.)

Anyway, spoke to Simon recently. Film now completed and seeking distribution...

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