You never forget your first on-screen childhood crush!! For me there are two that always come to mind from the big and small screen… First was Amy Jo Johnson (the OG Pink Ranger) and then the Princess from Neverending Story (Tami Stronach). While the former has been steadily acting since my formative years I had not realized the Stronach had not returned to the big screen since Wolfgang Petersens Neverending Story Flick.
Till I received this in my mailbox…
The Never-Ending Story’s Tami Stronach makes her much welcome return to the big screen.
The actress, forever remembered for her role in Wolfgang Peterson’s 80’s classic, has signed to appear in writer-director Nicholas Gyeney’s Ultra-Low starring Lauren Holly.
The film, a meta drama that takes an unfiltered look at the lives of an independent filmmaking team as they struggle to break down the doors of Hollywood, features most of it’s players as themselves.
“The script is about how hard it is to make a movie–as someone who has produced a lot of dance and theater I really related to the script and Nicholas makes that pain funny”, Stronach, also known for her years in dance, says. “Also I thought it was amusing to reintroduce myself back into film by playing myself trying to get back into film.”
Described as a cross between Clerks, Good Will Hunting, and Entourage, the film takes the audience into the tough world of independent filmmaking like no film has before.
The story begins with a filmmaking team that’s already sacrificed to make several feature films. While having significant indie budgets and films starring name actors, they can’t seem to get the attention of the industry elite. Upon learning the news that their latest endeavor will not be accepted into any top tier film festival, the team has hit rock bottom. With heavy hearts, they push each other to pick up and move forward on development of their next feature film, a supernatural thriller called The Red Vision, in hopes that it will be the one that finally turns heads their direction. As development progresses, the team lands actress Lauren Holly and her voice shines as a guiding light of wisdom for the young filmmakers as they fight through the trenches.
This movie has instantly struck a chord with us at 365Flicks, for those who don’t know we split our Podcast into two shows at the start of the year. Our regular show being two guys talking movies and the second show being Indie Talk in which we reach out and chat to Independent Film Makers, Producers, Writers, Comic Creators and really anyone who hits our radar.
I mention this because one of the big issues we have been finding is the struggle as an independent creator to get your work out there and this movie looks to be shining a light on that aspect of the industry, basically this Indie Movie is about as Indie as it gets. Oh, and we get to see the Childlike Empress on our screens again.
The long game plan for Ultra Low takes it beyond the movie and into producing the film within the film, The Red Vision; A supernatural thriller and love story described as a cross between Insidious, Ghost, and Unbreakable, which aims to enter production soon after wrapping production on Ultra Low.
Ultra Low is produced under Gyeney’s Seattle-based production banner Mirror Images LTD (Second Nature, Beta Test, Matt’s Chance, The Penitent Man). It begins production in Seattle on March 6th.
How cool does this sound, count me in for both of these Flicks… More on this to come as we here at 365 will be following this project closely.