The Two Gay Geeks have received a press release form our friends over at Chicart PR about a new film by a famed prop master turned Director, Lynda Reiss. We are always so grateful to the folks at Chicart PR, they are truly supporters of Independent Filmmaking and of us. Let’s have a look and see what this is all about. We hope to have an interview with Lynda for you soon.
“Ready To Go”, the directorial debut
of Hollywood’s famed props master Lynda Reiss,
announces premiere dates in the UK and the US.
(Los Angeles, CA) – April 5th, 2018. Thirty years in the film industry have primed famed Hollywood props master Lynda Reiss for the release of her directorial debut, an austere yet bittersweet short film entitled Ready To Go. American-born and British-raised, Reiss is well-known for her craft on high profile American productions such as the multiple Oscars® winner American Beauty as well as hit TV shows True Detective and Stranger Things, to name a few. Ready To Go is having its World Premiere at the East End Film Festival in London and its North American Premiere at the Sunscreen Film Festival in St. Petersburg, Florida.
EAST END FILM FESTIVAL
April 14th, 2018 • London, UK
Attending: Lynda Reiss, director, John Craine, writer/cinematographer
and Bev Lawley, producer
North American Premiere
SUNSCREEN INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
April 29th, 2018 • St. Petersbourg, Florida, USA
Attending: Lynda Reiss, director
May 25th to 29th, 2018 • Southend on Sea, UK
Attending: John Craine, writer/cinematographer
In Ready To Go, Lance Mitchell (Kevin Doyle) is taking his cat Missy to be put down. As he and his beloved furry companion make their weary way to the vet, Lance is keen to work over the thoughts he has on the subject. Cornering an old woman (Barbara Clague) on the bus, Lance relates a story he’s read about a man who, fearing knowledge of impending death, has planned to kill himself impulsively by stashing a handgun in his kitchen cupboard. But you shouldn’t believe everything you read in the paper.
“Ready To Go is really about a man’s struggle with the question of destiny and his desire to control that destiny,” she adds.“This is a big question. Humor has always been my personal tool to deal with the big questions, and I knew then that I wanted to make this a comic drama,” says director Lynda Reiss.
Ready To Go was filmed in Reiss’ hometown, the Isle of Man, a small picturesque community located in the Irish Sea between England and Ireland. The screenplay was written by cinematographer John Craine based on story directions provided to him by director Lynda Reiss. Starring Kevin Doyle as Lance, Barbara Clague as the Old Lady and Galen as Missy the Cat. Producer Bev Lawley, Production Designer Katharine Watling, Art Direction Richard Fryer, Costume Design Karen Callister, Editor Edward Crompton and Composer Andrew Allen-King.
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