Now in 2017, myself and my production company, Carriage House Productions are embarking on our 3rd short film with plans to go bigger and better. I recently wrote the script to the short film called E-BOWLA. A Horror/Comedy that will take place in a local bowling alley. My husband, Rusty James of 104.1 WIKY and his friend, Leo Kempf are avid bowlers and they had come up with some really funny characters that they had given to me to nurture and grow into this film. I have already reached out to a local bowling alley in Henderson, KY, Echo Lanes and secured our location. The owner Bob has welcomed us with open arms and is looking forward to having his location immortalized in a movie.
I have been fortunate enough to cast Will Chase in one of our lead roles. Will Chase is best known as country star "Luke Wheeler" on ABC's NASHVILLE. Chase is a critically acclaimed, Tony Award Nominated actor and singer. Chase is currently filming HBO's upcoming drama SHARP OBJECTS and FX's AMERICAN CRIME STORY: VERSACE. He most recently completed work on Netflix's STRANGER THINGS and starred in the ABC drama TIME AFTER TIME. His other television appearances include recurring roles on CBS's THE GOOD WIFE, FX's RESCUE ME, and as Michael Swift on NBC's Broadway-inspired SMASH, as well as appearances on BLUE BOODS, WHITE COLLAR, PAN AM, ROYAL PAINS, and LAW AND ORDER: CRIMINAL INTENT. Film credits include BUTTERFLIES OF BILL BAKER (BEST ACTOR-Chain NYC Film Festival), FOUR SINGLE FATHERS, and SHAFT with Samuel L. Jackson.
I’ve also been lucky enough to get the chance to work with one of my mentors, Jim Dougherty, who has agreed to be cinematographer and editor on this project. Jim Dougherty has over 35 years of experience and has worked on over 60 films in capacities ranging from actor to post production and has also performed in over 300 theatrical productions. Jim studied theatre and film at Indiana University and later went on to pursue the craft in Chicago where he worked for Victory Gardens and Body Politic Theatres. While living in Chicago, Jim trained as a stuntman under John Hicks Pearce and became the assistant coordinator for The Chicago Stunt Team. His most recent screen work includes appearances on NBC's Chicago PD, CBS' The Inspectors, the NatGeo film Killing Reagan, and was recently on an episode of the hit Netflix show House of Cards. Jim has directed over a dozen short films which have screened on the festival circuit, and has served as the 1st Assistant Director on multiple features with notable Hollywood talent, and has shared the screen with names such as Margo Martindale, Gil Bellows, Clint Howard, Lew Temple, Marc Menchaca and Kevin Spacey. Jim is the chief instructor at both the Southeast Actors Academy in Atlanta, GA and Indy Actors Academy in Indianapolis, IN .
Production is currently scheduled to begin in Henderson on October 28th and will run throughout that weekend. I have always self-funded my productions and this one is no different. The funds are in place to make the film, but I need your help to get it out into the world. Film Festival submissions aren’t cheap and can sometimes be even more expensive than making the movie itself. I have created this GoFundMe so people have a platform that they can easily share with friends to help us spread the word and want to help us reach an even larger audience with E-BOWLA, please feel free to donate. If you cannot donate, please SHARE it on social media. Every little bit helps. Thanks to everyone who has already helped support us in this and all of our endeavors.
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