ALONE IN THE UNIVERSE will begin production in August of 2014. My pal Robert William Ford is co-producing, and Alexie Schneider is our line producer.
We already have a great cast shaping up. The amazing Dana Blackstone is playing the lead role. She's appeared in both of my previous features (BLACK PAPER and TWENTY YEARS LATER), and she's absolutely incredible. I'll be acting in this one, too. Robert William Ford and David Gries will also be appearing. To keep up on the casting, check out this page. I'll post updates as more actors join the team.
I made a short film called ALONE IN THE UNIVERSE a few years ago, but it's only peripherally connected to this feature. Originally, I wanted to do a straight adaptation of the short, but that didn't seem to be working, so I scrapped it. Then I started working on a completely unrelated story. But there were holes in the story, so I incorporated a handful of elements from the short. Both films work separately from each other. If you're interested, you can watch the short film here.
I'm very excited to be making another feature film and to be working with the talented folks who are already attached to the project. Over the next few months, I'll be filling positions in both the cast and crew, raising funds, looking for locations, and rehearsing with the cast. It's a complicated process, but there's nothing I'd rather be doing.
Thanks for checking out ALONE IN THE UNIVERSE! This blog is a place for me to give you, the audience, updates regarding the progress of the project. So please check back often and tell your friends about the movie!