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See above, a recently tweeted photo from the set of Sharon 1.2.3, the upcoming indie romantic comedy from writer-director Mark Brown (Barbershop 1 &2, How to be a Player, Two Can Play That Game). Previously titled Sharon is Caring, the film was greenlit by Forest Whitaker's JuntoBox Films at the American Film Market last year. Based on a story by New York based filmmaker Wesley Mills, Sharon 1.2.3 stars Matt Bush (Adventureland) as a young tech geek who gets sexually involved with two different women, both named Sharon. When he falls in love with a third, also named Sharon, the three women conspire to take the relationship into their own hands. Production began in La »
- Jai Tiggett
The second feature from Forest Whitaker’s digital studio JuntoBox Films stars Matt Bush as Jonah, a 22-year old technology geek who’s having casual sex with two women coincidentally named Sharon who then meets a third Sharon who he falls in love with. The three Sharons will be played by Skylar Samuels, Nadine Velasquez and Erinn Hayes.
Based on a story by Wesley Mills, Sharon 1.2.3. was greenlit at last year’s Afm and is a result of JuntoBox Film’s crowdsourcing model. This allows filmmakers to upload projects directly to the JuntoBox site and then rate and vote on projects to be selected.
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Ian Sandwell)
JuntoBox’s “Sharon 1.2.3″ is directed by Mark Brown from his own script. Shooting started this week in Los Angeles, a year after the film — originally titled “Sharon is Caring” — was announced as a greenlight project at the American Film Market.
Based on a story by Wesley Mills, the story follows a technology geek who’s having casual sex with two women coincidentally named Sharon — his business adviser and his protege. Problems arise when he meets a third Sharon and falls in love.
- Dave McNary
Fox Digital Studio announced today that the series Bad Samaritans and the feature Shotgun Wedding will premiere on Netflix on March 31 and April 1, respectively. The Walt Becker-produced Bad Samaritans will have all episodes of its first season available simultaneously. Here’s today’s release: Los Angeles, CA – Fox Digital Studio will premiere its original comedy series “Bad Samaritans” on March 31st, and original feature film “Shotgun Wedding” on April 1st, both via Netflix streaming. “Bad Samaritans” was produced by Walt Becker, director of “Van Wilder” and “Wild Hogs,” and creator of TBS’s “Glory Daze” in partnership with Fox Digital Studio specifically for digital distribution. The ensemble cast includes Julianna Guill (“Friday the 13th”), Brian Kubach (“Piranha”), Tommy Snider (“Cartoon Cartoon Fridays”), Alice Hunter (“Girlhouse”), Robert Lasardo (“Nip/Tuck”), and David Faustino (“Married with Children”). The show also includes guest starring roles by Andy Dick (“NewsRadio”), Brian Huskey (“Veep »
- DOMINIC PATTEN
DVD Release Date: April 9, 2013
Price: DVD $26.95
Okay, here’s what we’re looking at: Jennifer (Prepon) just left her job; her boyfriend Paul (Bryan Greenberg, Friends With Benefits) has been cheating; and her cynical sister Penny (Walker) has an inappropriate announcement. And then there’s Stan (Matt Bush, Margaret), who’s in love with Jennifer, and Kenny (Tate Ellington), who’s in love with Penny. Throw in a party to celebrate Jennifer’s 30th birthday, a couple of dueling bands in the back yard and a manic depressive party photographer who may have forgotten to take his meds, and you’ve got a fairly madcap scenario in the making.
Featuring a very talented cast of comedic talents (including Compliance‘s Dreama Walker in a refreshingly breezy role), Ishai Setton‘s The Kitchen takes the party-where-everything-goes-wrong to a new level. It’s Jennifer’s (Laura Prepon) thirtieth birthday, and the last thing she wants to celebrate is her life, considering she’s saddled with a scheming ex-boyfriend (Bryan Greenberg), a sister who can’t manage to filter any of her thoughts and opinions (Walker), and a best friend who might be throwing her said party out of more than just the goodness of his heart (Matt Bush). Set entirely inside Jennifer’s kitchen, The Kitchen looks to be a clever, tightly-wound, and amusing comedy of manners (or, non-manners in some cases). In fact, our own dear leader Neil Miller loved the film when he saw it back in October at the Austin Film Festival, writing that the “entire film works on the economics of scale, in »
- Kate Erbland
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