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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'

By Indiewire | Indiewire August 14, 2013 at 11:06AM

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.
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Pepe Serna, who played in Angel "Scarface," co-stars in "Man From Reno."
Pepe Serna, who played in Angel "Scarface," co-stars 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.

Current status: 

Post-production.

For more information and to support this film:

Facebook page.

Kickstarter page.


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