Cast Announced for Sci-Fi Feature Film shooting in Pacific Northwest
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Monday, July 25h, 2016
Los Angeles – Husband and wife filmmaking team Director/Writer/Producer Barry W. Levy and Producer/Writer/Actor Helenna Santos of Mighty Pharaoh Films, have announced the cast of their upcoming sci-fi feature film The Sound which follows a group of friends venturing deep into the woods only to be trapped by a mysterious unexplained sound.
Helenna Santos (The Dead Zone, American Reunion, BlackBox TV) will be joined by Ayanna Berkshire (Twilight, Grimm), Dani Lennon (The Love Witch, Malevolent, Bite Me), Madeline Merritt (Auteur, Army of the Damned) and Deborah Smith (Parker’s Anchor, At Your Own Risk), with Barry W. Levy (Scandal, Mad Men, The X-Files) also doing double duty acting in the project playing a supporting role.
“The Sound is a throw-back to the Sci-Fi stories that I loved growing up. The Twilight Zone and Philip K. Dick have always been great influences of mine and in writing this, I was also inspired by the years when I was acting on The X-Files and Millennium.” Levy stated. “The Sound is a nod to classic sci-fi storytelling, and also a chance for us to reinvigorate the genre with a modern day twist.”
As Santos added, “I’ve been obsessed with sci-fi and horror my whole life and I love a story that can combine both elements. What I’m especially excited about in this film, is that it focuses on five diverse, independent women and passes the Bechdel Test with flying colors. With all of the backlash that Ghostbusters has been getting, as well as the praise, it’s a pivotal time for female driven stories.
Plus, what could be seen as a purely fictional tale, actually taps into a very real, supernatural phenomenon of mysterious horn-like sounds occurring around the world today. The story also incorporates a lot of modern conspiracy theories circling the globe.”
Levy and Santos at Mighty Pharaoh Films, have partnered with Big Puddle Films’ Jason Satterlund (The Record Keeper) with production scheduled for late September 2016.
Mighty Pharaoh Films: mightypharaohfilms.com
Official hashtag: #thesoundscifi
The Sound website: thesoundscifi.com
The Sound Instagram: instagram.com/thesoundscifi
The Sound on Twitter: twitter.com/thesoundscifi
Helenna Santos: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1921747
Barry W. Levy: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0506346
ABOUT BARRY W. LEVY
Barry W. Levy burst onto the independent film scene in 2003 with his controversial debut feature, 'Spook'. It brought home 8 festival awards including 2 grand jury prizes, was the first Canadian feature ever accepted to the prestigious Shanghai International Film Festival.
His neo-noir short film ‘Check Brights’ and the animated ‘Division Denim’ were also very well received on the festival circuit, both taking home numerous awards. Mr. Levy is also a seasoned Film and TV actor of over 20 years, and was recently seen in 'Mad Men', 'Perception', and recurring on 'Scandal', and he was also beaten up by Scott Caan in CBS’s 'Hawaii Five-0'. Barry played Captain Jason Dahl in A&E’s Emmy Award winning 'Flight 93', sold insurance in 'Scary Movie 4', and has also laughed it up on 'Psych' and Comedy Central's 'The Ben Show', and was a go-to recurring character for Chris Carter on both 'The X-Files' and 'Millennium'. He was also recently seen on NBC’s ‘Aquarius’, with David Duchovny.
ABOUT HELENNA SANTOS
Helenna Santos is the Founder of Ms. In The Biz, and a Producer, Writer, and Actor with Mighty Pharaoh Films. She can often be found on panels and appearances at conventions such as San Diego "Comic-Con", and has been interviewed by major press outlets including CNN and FOX News.
As an actor she has appeared in feature films such as Universal’s American Reunion, high profile digital productions like BlackBoxTV, and a number of network television series both in Canada and the United States. Her work as a contributing writer has been featured in MovieMaker Magazine, Backstage Magazine, and Women and Hollywood, and she co-authored the book "Thriving in Hollywood! Tenacious Tales and Tactics from Ms. In The Biz".
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