Social Satire calls for “Death to Reality T.V.”
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA (March 24, 2014) – The buzzed about feature film “L.A. Slasher,” directed by Martin Owen and produced by Jeffrey Wright and Daniel Sollinger (“Girls Against Boys”, “The Alphabet Killer”), has recently completed post production. Jonathan Willis (“The Machine”), Shree Patel, Martin Owen and Abigail Wright also produce.
“L.A. Slasher” sports an eclectic cast: Danny Trejo (“Machete”), Mischa Barton (“The O.C.”), Dave Bautista (“Riddick”), Eric Roberts (“The Dark Knight”) Drake Bell (“Drake & Josh”), Brooke Hogan (“Hogan Knows Best”), Tori Black (“Not Another Celebrity Movie”) and the voice of Andy Dick (“News Radio”).
Incensed by the tabloid culture which celebrates it, the L.A. Slasher publicly abducts a series of reality TV stars, while the media and general public in turn begin to question if society is better off without them. A biting, social satire about reality TV and the glorification of people who are famous for simply being famous, “L.A. Slasher” explores why it has become acceptable and even admirable for people to become influential and wealthy based on no merit or talent – purely through notoriety achieved through shameful behaviour.
Says producer Wright, “We are very optimistic about the commercial success of L.A. Slasher, given the explosion of Twitter and Facebook followers on our social media platforms. It’s pretty amazing.”
Sollinger adds, “The L.A. Slasher is a character that everyone can relate to. He is angry and frustrated with the often toxic role celebrity plays in our society.” Added writer and director Owen, “We are putting a funhouse mirror up to fame. The movie is vibrant and exciting and I know whoever sees it will be changed.”
Using a meta casting angle which taps into pop culture zeitgeist, Mischa Barton plays a washed up Actress who now works in reality tv, while Eric Roberts’ character is a Mayor who deals with a substance abuse problem. Porn star Tori Black’s character of Teen Mom who is the victim of “accidentally” released sex tapes, while teen crooner Drake Bell plays a Popstar who spits in the face of his fans.
Riffing on familiar television/film tropes, Brooke Hogan also appears as a reality T.V. star, along with a Socialite (portrayed by Korrina Rico), an Heiress (Elizabeth Morris), and real life scream queens Ashlynn Yennie (The Human Centipede), Barbara Nedeljakova (Hostel), Allison Kyler (Laid To Rest) and Carlee Baker (The Woman) portraying themselves. Actress Marisa Lauren appears as a stripper with ambitions of fame, and Abigail Wright plays a reporter trying to make sense of it all.
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