Really happy to say SPARE ROOMS will premiere at this year’s Maryland Film Festival! We’re screening in the “Quartet” category with three other stellar films — more details, including dates and times, coming soon …
A finished one sheet for a finished film!
On the left, that’s a vintage 1981 pink Daisy razor. On the right, that’s NOT a vintage pre-1985 Barbasol can, but it sure looks like one. Our production designer, Andrew Fair, fabricated period graphics for Spare Rooms — that kind of attention to detail is one of the reasons we hope you’ll share and support our just-launched Indiegogo campaign!
Baltimore City Paper “Top Ten” nod for SPARE ROOMS actress Melissa O’Brien
We’ve come to the conclusion Spare Rooms actress Melissa O’Brien (Rae) doesn’t sleep! Her direction of The Mobtown Players production of Medea earned a Baltimore City Paper “Top Ten of 2013” recognition — congratulations are in order!
The razors come out! Our 2nd SPARE ROOMS test shoot
This is the second clip from our November test shoot with Noah Chiet and Melissa O’Brien … and a pink Daisy razor.
Two SPARE ROOMS actresses going to Sundance!
Maddie Howard (Cass) and Emmi Shockley (Cass’s Friend) are heading to Sundance for their roles in Ping Pong Summer! Directed and written by Michael Tully, Ping Pong Summer, according to Variety, is “A youthful snapshot of the summer of 1985, set in Ocean City, Md.” Cast includes Susan Sarandon, John Hannah, Lea Thompson, Amy Sedaris, Robert Longstreet, Marcello Conte — and Maddie and Emmi!
SPARE ROOMS DP and producer get a theatrical run of their own
Spare Rooms producer Joe Tropea and DP Skizz Cyzyk co-directed the award-winning documentary Hit & Stay, and it gets its theatrical debut at Baltimore’s Charles Theatre this next week! Baltimore City Paper weighs in with its own review today …
SPARE ROOMS Test Shoot!
SCENE 5: When Will invites Walker Lambert to stay overnight, Rae and Marie confront how to appear in the closet while still giving their teenage son the chance to have a “normal” life. With Melissa O’Brien (Rae) and Valarie Perez-Schere (Marie).
“An excellent snuggler”
We did test shoots for several scenes this weekend with Noah, Valarie, and Melissa — according to Melissa, “I am happy to report that Valarie Perez-Schere is an excellent snuggler.”
Indiewire’s “Sundance Wishlist” includes film featuring Maddie Howard
Indiewire has just announced its “Sundance Wishlist,” and Ping Pong Summer, which features Maddie Howard (Cass), is one of its 30 picks!
Set in 1985 (sound familiar?), Ping Pong Summer, according to lead actress Susan Sarandon, is “The Karate Kid with ping-pong.” We’re super happy for Maddie, and hope to hear good news from Park City!