Monday, August 31, 2009

Lead Roles Cast

The principal roles for the new Brauer Productions, Inc. indie film Fitful have been cast. Actors Larry Joe Campbell and Renee O’Connor will fill the two lead roles.

Fitful, a dark comedy/suspense feature written and directed by Michigan Film Maker of the Year Rich Brauer, will be filmed in Manistee, Mich. this September.

In the film, Paula (Renee O’Connor) is an inspector for the Historic Trust who visits an abandoned ship on a desolate waterfront. She meets up with the self-appointed caretaker, Vigs (Larry Joe Campbell), who had blindly made the application for historical status. Moments after her arrival, her car is disabled and she is far from town and is stuck for the night.

Without other options, she takes him up on his offer to spend the night. What follows is a sleepless night of bad dreams and creepy reality.

Brauer is excited to get the film into production. “Every film is an adventure,” said Brauer, President of Brauer Productions, Inc. a Traverse City production company. “We have an amazing crew of dedicated professionals and now, with the two leads in place, we are ready to go.”

Larry Joe Campbell is best know for his role in the Emmy-nominated sitcom, “According to Jim,” where he played Andy, Jim Belushi’s affable sidekick. Campbell’s long career has Michigan roots. He is an alumnus of Central Michigan University and acted as an intern at the BoarsHead Theater in Lansing, Mich.

While Renee O’Connor has held numerous roles since she started her career directly out of high school, she gained a huge following as the beautiful and athletic Gabrielle on “Xena: Warrior Princess”.

“Larry and Renee are excited to be part of this project. They are the perfect choice for this unique and fun story, and I’m thrilled to work with them,” said Brauer.

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  1. Woo Hoo!! Fantastic news! Renee O'Connor is an outstanding actress. She has excellent comic timing and keeps the audience riveted to the screen in any kind of dramatic or suspenseful scene. I look forward to hearing more about the film production and of course, will be watching for its release. Congratulations, Renee! GO ROC!

  2. Can't wait to read more about the film as it starts production. Will we get updates? Thanks for the news and good job on casting Renée O'Connor, you won't be disappointed.
    (prior comment deleted because of big typo)

  3. This is a great news!!, thank you Tracey =) I'll be glad to read more about it =)

  4. I love Dark Comedy movies and mixing that with Suspense should make this outstanding!! Really looking forward to this. The story line sounds great!!! Thanks Tracey for the good news!!