Assembled for the world premiere are some key players in "Lake Effects," a feature film I directed, produced w Life Out Loud Films, and co-wrote. L to R, Ben Savage (BOY/GIRL Meets World), Ron Canada, Producer Sara Elizabeth Timmins, Casper Van Dien (Starship Troopers), Scottie Thompson (Trauma), Frances Mitchell, Kat Garibaldi, and Mary Beth McDonough (The Waltons). Kneeling w me is Scott Wichmann
Lake Effects, Starring Jane Seymour, Scottie Thompson, Madeline Zima, Sean Patrick Flanery, Casper Van Dien, with Ben Savage and Jeff Fahey is a family adventure, led by powerful, complex, funny, creative women! It has played on 4 continents, in many countries, and here Hallmark & Hallmark Movie Channel for years.
The opportunity to direct Lake Effects came about after I directed a short film, "Stockholm III," a much darker story involving kidnapping and murder. I continue to produce, direct, and write live shows and character events with Artistry Matters, to customize and personalize weddings through Great Officiants, and make films and commercials through Films Corpse.
We created a new model to film at Smith Mountain Lake, researching the actual businesses, characters, and events at the Lake, and working them into our film, rather than fictionalizing the lake, as is common. The community warmly embraced our project, and the ripple effects of our story continue to fill the community with visitors.
SAD B Movie Films has been formed to produce "somewhere, a dog barks ..." It is a gritty, hard-hitting visit to L.A. in the late 90's, following 6 people trying to find their dreams, and crashing against the city and each other.
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