Huntington Beach, CA (PRWEB) April 7, 2004
The long awaited follow-up project to LifeLine EntertainmentÂs acclaimed feature debut ÂReturn to InnocenceÂ, has finally been announced and is slated for production on May 01, 2004 in Orange County. Â11:11Â is a two-sided feature film that uniquely combines a coming-of-age tale with a hard-hitting crime drama, all within its 90-minute duration.
The film will be shot in two segments. ACT 1, with a 1985 summertime setting, will begin production in May, followed by a four-month hiatus, and then ACT 2 will start up in October. Reasons for the unique shooting schedule is that of the filmÂs writer/director, Rocky Costanzo. ÂThe mood and setting of this film is very important to me.Â Says Costanzo. ÂI want the audience to be heavily involved in the story as if they are living the experience through the characters on screen.Â
Costanzo, 30, has literally grown up on film production sets, having worked on hit television shows as ÂThe Wonder Years,Â ÂEvening Shade,Â ÂParty of Five,Â among others. His 2001 feature film debut, ÂReturn to InnocenceÂ, launched his career as an independent film director and has helped to set up his sophomore film project (11:11) which is loosely based on his own Orange County upbringing. Also worth noting is CostanzoÂs 1993 film short, ÂStraight Talk,Â a documentary on troubled youths, which earned him a Community Access Producers Award for best educational film in 1993.
ACT 1 of Â11:11Â takes place in the summer of 1985 along the pacific shores of Huntington Beach, CaliforniaÂ a popular beach community of Orange County. The focus of the story rests on the backs of two young boys enjoying their typical summer of innocence. The two leading roles have been confirmed and announced. 13 year-old Myles Jeffrey will portray Young Zachary Fishman, a young rebel in the making, constantly flirting with trouble.
Myles is already a veteran in the film/television industry. He has earned numerous film and substantial television credits along with awards for his efforts. He has appeared in Guest Staring roles for "ER" and "Popular", and as a special Guest Star on "Family Law" and ÂTouched By An Angel.Â He is currently a series regular voice on the cartoon "Stuart Little" for HBO, "Recess" as T.J. on Disney and "Whatever Happened to Robot Jones" for Cartoon Network.
11 year-old Darian Weiss has won the role of Young Parker Matthews, a small and fragile boy who hangs on the coat tails of his buddy, Zach. Darian is no stranger to LifeLine Entertainment, having appeared in the above mentioned title, ÂReturn to Innocence,Â but Darian has since worked a year on the popular daytime television program, ÂDays of our LivesÂ and starred in a handful of short films and theater productions.
Also on board is actor, Noah Fleiss, who has signed on to play ZachÂs older cousin Derek. Noah has certainly earned his acting stripes, from his breakout performance in the award-winning feature film ÂJoe the King,Â and in other film festival favorites like ÂDouble ParkedÂ and ÂTodd SolondzÂs Storytelling.Â The addition of Noah to the filmÂs cast once again was the decision of the filmÂs director, Rocky Costanzo. ÂNoah is the perfect ingredient to an already great cast.Â Costanzo explains. ÂNot only does he fit the character perfectly, he also brings with him experience that will hopefully contribute to the performances of our younger actors who share scenes with him.Â
Â11:11Â will be in-and-out of production this year and will then be showcased in domestic and international film festivals throughout 2005. An official web site is in the works, but for now you can visit LifeLine EntertainmentÂs home on the web at http://www.LifeLineEntertainment.com for updated information regarding this film and other works.
About LifeLine Entertainment
LifeLine Entertainment was founded by independent filmmakers in 1998 to bring undiscovered, independent films to the home audience. President/CEO, Roy Thomasson launched LifeLine's Distribution Center last year with its first film release of ÂReturn to InnocenceÂ to the home video market, and he is aiming high with this current film. ÂWe want each film we make to reach levels that the previous film could notÂ explains Roy. ÂWe have big plans for the new film and we expect major distributors to get involved to help get this film the exposure it deserves.Â
Despite working with distributors that can help bring their films larger audiences, LifeLine will still remain a company that is focused on producing and even acquiring low budget independent films and will always maintain full control over the titles they release.
Source: Laura Wells, Reporter Huntington Beach news.
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