Tuesday, August 01, 2006

'Just the Two of Us' benefit screening

Markus Seaberry makes this impassioned plea better than I can:

I am asking those of you who are on the fence about seeing "Just the Two of Us" this on Thursday at 7 PM at Studio on the Square to PLEASE come see this movie. It is a touching, heartwarming, semi-autobiographical tale of The relationship between Nic Peeples (Keenon Nikita) and his daughter, Ashley (Hannah Johnson, Selina Nell Haley). You see the ups and downs they endure as his character realizes that the fame he desperately seeks means nothing without his daughter in his life. The tagline is "When love is everywhere but where you look". This is a great film. Keenon Nikita is not only the male lead, he is also the director and coeditor of the film along with Rod Pitts (www.pittstopproductions.com), who was also the Director of Photography. We also have several talented local actors in the film: Travis Stone (Ray, Arrogant Dead People), Jon Sparks (Delusions, Divine Manipulations of the Threads), April Hale (The Survivor, Imagine), Lavita Brooks (What Goes Around, Divine Manipulations of the Threads), myself, Learyn Wilde (Across the River, What Goes Around), Jason Dancy (The Survivor, Imagine), Trent Dee (21 Grams, Divine Manipulations of the Threads), Sarah Ewell (Shutter, Eat), and others. For a full list of cast and crew please visit http://www.pittstopproductions.com/j2u.html .

This film was a huge task particularly for Keenon, Rod, and myself. We spent several days on the set trying to make it happen, dealing with delays, schedule conflicts, actors dropping out of the production, and several other mishaps. It became a three-year journey. However, I think we all grew from the experience. There were days that didn't go so well, and days that would get us down, but those moments when the lighting, sound, and acting were all in perfect sync, seemed to wash away the trials and tribulations. I strongly believe in this film and what it represents: The beautiful loving relationship between a father and his daughter no matter what the circumstance. So with that being said, I urge you to view Just the Two of Us, this Thursday at Malco's Studio on the Square at 7 PM. The admission is $15. We are trying to send this to as many film festivals as we can.

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