July 31, 2007

HC Newsletter - July 31, 2007


As the filmmakers and I continue our efforts to secure distribution for "Humboldt County", we are pleased to announce several of our principal actors have recently leveraged their involvement in the film to secure exciting upcoming roles.

You may recall that four of our ensemble cast of seven leads are established film actors (Fairuza Balk, Peter Bogdanovich, Frances Conroy, and Brad Dourif). Not surprisingly, since completing production, they have each been cast in several more upcoming films. The other three actors with significant roles in "Humboldt County" -- Madison Davenport, Chris Messina, and Jeremy Strong -- previously had only a handful of film roles between them. However, the industry now appears to be recognizing what we have known to be true for well over a year: that they are outstanding actors.

In last month's newsletter, I reported that Chris had recently played a lead role in a new HBO pilot and is currently acting in Woody Allen's next film. In the past few weeks, we learned that Madison has also been shooting a major motion picture, "Kit Kittredge: An American Girl Mystery." The movie is based on the immensely popular line of American Girl dolls, and Madison plays the best friend of Abigail Breslin, academy award nominee and star of "Little Miss Sunshine".

Finally, for the trifecta, last week Jeremy, whose acting experience prior to "Humboldt County" was solely theatrical, was cast opposite Mark Wahlberg in the next movie from writer/director M. Night Shyamalan ("The Sixth Sense," "Signs," "The Village"). Jeremy begins shooting in Philadelphia shortly, and "The Happening" will be released next summer.

More on the future of "Humboldt County" in the weeks and months to come. In the meantime, we hope you will join us in congratulating our friends on their recent successes.