Our first feature film, POETIC. First news and cast reveal.
For weeks now, we have heard Never Submit Entertainment discuss their upcoming feature film, Poetic. The casting call went out, the script has been shopped around and a few actors have been signed to deals. But majority of people, especially those that are casual fans of the company, have been left scratching their heads, wondering - what is Poetic?
"A young marriage couple find themselves in a life threatening situation when a homicidal maniac, simply known as "Cowboy," has taken them hostage in their own home." Explains writer and director Matthew Cichella. "Lies, secrets and a shocking betrayal become exposed and this Cowboy has some thoughts of his own on just what needs to be done to rectify the situation."
Director Cichella tries to stay tight lipped when it comes to the story of Poetic, but did have this to say. "This film is so intense. It's full of twists and turns and... it's really hard to explain because you don't want to give anything away! People are really going to be surprised by this film ...I hope so anyway."
The Poetic news does not stop there! We just heard Matthew Cichella talk about this homicidal maniac known simply as Cowboy. Today we can confirm the actor who will be portraying the character and he is a very familiar face to the Never Submit audience.
"The character of "Cowboy" is a very unique character as he goes through several transitions in the film. He is not your typical slasher or horror villain." Matthew explains when asked about who would you playing Cowboy. "I knew from the moment I created the character who I wanted to play the role. There was really only one option for me. One guy I could just see in the role from the beginning."
The actor Matthew Cichella is speaking of? Well, that would be the man most popularly known as "Jimmy Fuckin' Stevens" from FAMOUS, Giovanni Pauletti.
"Cowboy is every actors dream role." explained Giovanni, when asked why he wanted to play the Cowboy role. "I wanted to take on this role because it's unlike anything I've ever done as an artist and most likely will never be able to do again. Cowboy is a man seeking both answers and revenge and you never how far he will go to get it. I will have to take my mind and body to places it's never been being Cowboy and I look forward to the challenge."
Fans can help out on the production of Poetic by donating to the IndieGoGo campaign. There are some amazing perks like getting the DVD before its official release, as well as your name in the credits as a producer! Check it out.
There will be more Poetic news to come in the following weeks as we reveal more of the cast and plot points for this upcoming feature film.
INNOCENT LOOKS 2 - Guess who's back? And she's not alone!
Innocent Looks was the film that started it all for Never Submit Entertainment. It was a seven minute short film created for the sole purpose of the On The Waterfront Film Festival. No one at Never Submit ever expected the reaction that the film got at the 2010 film festival, but one thing was for certain ....it was a very popular success.
As with any film that is a success in the film making business, whether it be financial or otherwise, it can only mean one thing: sequel.
"The truth is I always had an idea for a sequel." Director Matthew Cichella replies when asked if he was "cashing" in on the buzz the short film created for his company late last year. "It was a short film. There is only so much you can do with it, but as you see with the ending reveal, we sort of left it wide open. There was a reason behind that. Yes, it was supposed to be that shocking ending, and I think it did that, but now we need to end the story. What happens to the brother and sister and how does it all come to a head? Innocent Looks 2 tells us just that."
And today, not only can we confirm that Innocent Looks 2 is on the dock for filming in May 2010, but we can have two casting reveals.
Melissa Revels will return as Amy, the sweet and lovable girl who turns out to be a serial killer in the closing moments of the original.
"I try to work with Mel in any film I do. She's the complete package. She's dedicated, very talented and she's pretty easy on the eyes." explains Matthew Cichella. "I'm happy any time I get to work with her and truthfully, if she would have said no ...there would have been no sequel. We're not doing that recasting of actors for same roles thing here. Never have been a fan of that."
Also, fans will remember Amy's brother, played by Ty Yaeger in the original, going on about how his sister was too worried about "bingo numbers" and Amy replied she was doing it for Mr. Patterson. The original film never put a face to name, but the sequel plans to change that as fans will be introduced in the church man and the person responsible for bingo night returning. Mr. Patterson will be played by Rob Romero. This is Rob's first time appearing in a Never Submit Entertainment film, but something tells us, it will not be his last.
Travis Legge's Holiday Carvings and was very impressed with his performance!"
FRIDAY THE 13TH: THE OBSESSION - Director Joe Patnaud signs on the dotted line!
Joe Patnaud, director of "Cold Heart Of Crystal Lake" from 2003 and "Friday the 13th: The Storm" from 2009 as well as over 5 of his own original short films (Snuff, Samhain 101) will shoot Episode 1 of "Friday The 13th: The Obsession" when the web series begins production this summer and be shown online from summer thru Halloween. Joe has already talked with creator Tim Whitfield about what this monumental first episode will include, and what he feels he can bring to it.
"I really wanted him to start the Obsession series for several reasons." admits series creator Tim Whitfield, "First is that I am playing Jason, and the first episode has a major 'Friday the 13th' sequence that involves me playing the character and interacting/fighting with several victims in the woods, and Joe is the only one to ever direct me behind the mask, both in Cold Heart and The Storm and I want that direction behind the mask. The other reasons are he is a big Jason fan, and a great shooter/director, and the series has to start BIG, and has to look like a Jason film. Check out "The Storm", and you will see there really is no other choice BUT him."