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Project of the Day: ‘Scarface’ Actor and Steven Seagal’s Daughter Team Up To Solve a Murder in ‘Man From Reno’

Project of the Day: 'Scarface' Actor and Steven Seagal's Daughter Team Up To Solve a Murder in 'Man From Reno'

Here’s your daily dose of an indie film in progress; at the end of the week, you’ll have the chance to vote for your favorite.

In the meantime: Is this a movie you’d want to see? Tell us in the comments.

“Man From Reno”

Tweetable Logline:

A famous Japanese author and small town sheriff unexpectedly team up to solve a murder mystery in San Francisco.

Elevator Pitch:

It’s a bi-lingual Japanese/English mystery thriller starring Steven Seagal’s daughter and legendary “Scarface” actor Pepe Serna in the first leading role of his 40 year career.

Production Team:

Director: Dave Boyle (“White on Rice,” “Surrogate Valentine,” “Daylight Savings”)
Producer: Ko Mori (“The Harimaya Bridge”)
Director of Photography: Richard Wong (“Snow Flower and the Secret Fan,” “Princess of Nebraska”)
Editor: Dave Boyle

About the Production:

I wanted to make this movie simply to tell a great story. I’ve always loved the mystery genre, and I wanted to make a multi-lingual, multi-layered thriller that doesn’t rely on the tropes of TV cop dramas. Besides the inspiration for the story, I also was itching to give my friend Pepe Serna a leading role for the first time in his 40 year career. He’s played colorful side characters so many times that I wanted to show a different, more serious and subtle side to his screen persona.

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I support for this movie!

Jane Silva

Definitely MAN FROM RENO…can't wait to see it!


My vote goes to MAN FROM RENO

Art Kirsch

Pepe is worth seeing in anything he appears in. Can't wait to see him in Reno

Sylvia Q Sierra

I vote for MAN FROM RENO

Eric Christensen

What is Steven Seagal's daughter's name? Thanks.

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