|This Last Lonely Place Promo|
Tampa, Fl -- "The process of indie filmmaking is truly a labor of love. We had a very small crew and I was wearing different hats constantly. It was grueling at times, but totally worth it! I believed in the script and Steve Anderson from day one. We got a terrific cast for such a low budget indie because of that script and support from the Humphrey Bogart Estate." Were the words by producer Jeff Marchelletta about the production and development of the upcoming film This Last Lonely Place.
The film is penned by filmmaker Steve Anderson, the mastermind behind the controversial documentary "Fuck", which holds the record for use of the taboo word more than any other film in history. A Peabody Award winner, Anderson previously directed The Big Empty, which starred Jon Favreau, Kelsey Grammar, and Daryl Hannah. In addition he recently wrote and produced The RiverMurders, starring Ray Liotta and Christian Slater.
This Last Lonely Place revolves around an injured war vet cab driver (Rhys Coiro of Entourage, 24) who picks up a wealthy investment banker (Xander Berkeley of Nikita, Terminator) late one night in Beverly Hills. On edge, the banker confesses to a shady investment scheme, and after picking up his mistress (Carly Pope of Elysium, Popular), it is revealed that a terrible crime has just been committed. Drawn into a conspiracy gone awry, the cab driver is now at their mercy. As the long dark cab ride progresses - through the lonely streets and back alleys of Los Angeles - dark layers of deceit come to light.
The film was shot around iconic locations such as the penthouse of the Chateau Marmont, the Polo Lounge in the Beverly Hills Hotel, the Sunset Strip and Rodeo Drive, but for exterior shots the crew just showed up in the cab and grabbed the shots. One of the most fantastic aspects of this film is the budget as it was under US$100,000; they achieved financing thanks to a successful Kickstarter campaign and support from the Humphrey Bogart Estate.
“We had been looking for an inspired way to honor Humphrey Bogart’s legacy of supporting his fellow artists,” said Robbert de Klerk, who manages the icon’s estate together with Stephen Bogart, son of Bogie and Bacall. “Humphrey Bogart was known for taking risks. He was one of the first actors to start his own production company when he left Warner Brothers in 1948 to start Santana Productions. In so many ways, Anderson and our incredibly talented and dedicated cast and crew captured the true independent spirit that Bogie was known for” added de Klerk.The movie is currently in post-production and is slated to be released later this year. There has not been an indie movie within the noir genre in the last five years that I would love to see more.
Robbert de Klerk and Stephen Bogart are Executive Producing. Jeff Marchelletta of
Industry Standard Films is Producing along with Josh Mandel; and Andre Fontanelle and Sumiko Braun are Co-Producing.
This Last Lonely Place is currently in post-production. You can follow the film’s
progress at www.facebook.com/thislastlonelyplace and