Project of the Day: Gary Lewis and Scott Wolf in Dark Drama ‘Never Mind the Bollocks’

Project of the Day: Gary Lewis and Scott Wolf in Dark Drama 'Never Mind the Bollocks'

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Never Mind the Bollocks

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A dark comedy short film, starring Gary Lewis (Gangs of NY) and
Scott Wolf (Party of Five, Go!), written and directed by Becky Blasband


Elevator Pitch:

“Never Mind the Bollocks” is a dark comedy,
dramatic, live-action short film in the vein of “In Bruges” and “Sexy
Beast.” It is about heartache, loss and the absurd way in which the
external world reflects our inner turmoil. It also touches on the theme
of isolation and alienation immigrants feel living in the U.S. when
faced with life challenge. It is a character driven piece for high
caliber actors with a production value geared toward elevated intl.
festivals and distribution. Writer/director Becky Blasband and her cast
will deliver a funny, heartbreaking punch one is sure to remember.

Production Team:

BECKY BLASBAND writer/director, was trained by David Mamet, William H.
Macy and The Atlantic Theater Company. She hails from NYU film school
and has spent the past number of years working in film as a screenwriter
and on set. She is best known as “Becky” from MTV’s groundbreaking
series The Real World, One, NYC. She recently collaborated on the
script for Academy Award nominated filmmaker Antonin Svoboda on his film
“The Strange Case of Wilhelm Reich” – U.S. release, 2013. “Bollocks” is
Becky’s directorial debut.

GARY LEWIS: is a lauded, Scottish actor in UK theater, film and
television. He is best known for his roles in “Gangs of New York,”(
playing Bill the Butcher’s sidekick “McGloin,”) as well as his touching
performance as the father in Billy Elliot. “Bollocks” will be Gary’s
first U.S. gig.

SCOTT WOLF: is best known for his breakout role in ABC’s “Party of
Five,” as well as “V”, “NCIS,” and the indiefilm hit “Go!”. He
currently stars in TNT’s “Perception.” In “Bollocks” he will be playing
against type.

JUSTIN WILLIAMS (producer) has worked in both development and physical
production on a wide range of projects including Paul Thomas Anderson’s
“The Master” and the HBO/ Aaron Sorkin show “The Newsroom.” He recently
produced “Growing Up and Other Lies” starring Adam Brody, Josh Lawson,
Wyatt Cenac and Amber Tamblyn.

JUSTIN CHIN (cinematographer) is a San Francisco, Bay Area DP known for
his unique artistic style, with vast experience in shooting short films.
His recent credits include “Nowhere Girl” “Space Out” and “Daisy
Cutter.”

About the Production:

“‘Never Mind the Bollocks’ is about love, karma and the web of life
connecting, affecting and romancing strangers in synchronous ways.
After one suffers the shock of loss, life becomes sharply clear yet
dreamlike. It finishes the story for us. Also, I’m a child of an
immigrant (my mother), and while the U.S. is an interesting melting pot,
I’ve noticed that in times of turmoil it can seem like a purgatorial
way station for those who weren’t born here. Bollocks is also a
nostalgic look at punk rock, which is my generation’s music.” – Becky
Blasband

Current Status:

Pre-production.

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