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.
“Irene and Marie“
I’ve got an Academy-Award-winner (Olympia Dukakis) and two Tony nominees (Lou Zorich & Rose Gregorio) playing their age and playing high school in a Greek-American church. They gossip and argue and fall in love, all against the backdrop of growing older and dying.
Director/Writer – Alex Thompson (“The Harder They Fall,” “Strange Loop”)
Director of Photography – Bobby Webster (“God of Love”)
Cast: Olympia Dukakis (“Moonstruck,” “Steel Magnolias”), Rose Gregorio (“True Confessions,” “Shadow Box”), Lou Zorich (“Fiddler on the Roof”), Anita Gillette (“Moonstruck”)
About the Production:
“This film was inspired by my Yiayia (Greek for grandma), whose stories fed my interest in narrative from infancy. I wanted to write a realistic story that would give a voice to a population that’s frequently overlooked or patronized in film. This is a dream project I thought I’d have to wait years to produce; however, when Olympia Dukakis signed on, I knew I had something I had to chase down right away.” — Alex Thompson
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