‘Out of Frame,’ filmed in Louisville, debuts here Wednesday [Movies]

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Out of Frame

“Out of Frame,” a short 40-minute film shot in Louisville by Director Joseph State, will debut at 8:00 p.m., Wednesday evening, July 11, at Stonybrook 20 Theatre, on Hurstbourne Parkway.  The “film noir” is an intense thriller mystery that follows photographer Damien Drake as he clashes with a cold-blooded psychopath while fighting the darkness within himself.

Out of Frame 1.jpgProduced by Eric R. Roper, the film was shot on location here in Louisville, and was written by John Risner, Joseph State and Eric Roper.  “Out of Frame” is a psychological thriller that offers a voyeuristic view into the life of an art photographer Damien Drake.  Louisville viewers will recognize locales such as the Glassworks and Tim Faulkner’s Gallery.

After Damien Drake walks away from his underground photography work dubbed, “The Death Series,” his creativity collapses. Lost at the crossroad of his career, Damien must confront the sins of his past when danger returns in the form of John Godewynn.

Out of Frame 5.jpgThe local cast includes Robert Hatfield, as John Godewynn, a mysterious figure from Damien’s past that harbors an obsession for Damien’s “Death Series” work. Herschel Zahnd is the art photographer, Damien Drake, desperately seeking a way out of the shadow of his previous creative works.  Model Amber Gail Nethery as Allette Marseau is the seductive model driven to be the one to persuade Damien into renewing the “Death Series.” Chrissy Joy is Lorna Hagen, Damien’s girlfriend and art manager, working to propel Damien into a creative force in the art community. Michael Smith is Dietrich Lamot, the art critic who is unimpressed with Damien’s new creative direction. Heyman Talent’s own Kayla Gill is Jenny, a waitress from Damien’s past who is the key to his rejection of the “Death Series.” Sarah Witt is Brittany, a model eager to work with Damien.

The film is unrated, and contains mature themes, violence, and brief nudity. A question and answer period will take place with the cast and crew immediately following the film opening.  Stonybrook 20 Theaters is located at 2745 S. Hurstbourne Parkway, and tickets will be sold at the door, for $5.

Out of Frame 2 Chrissy Joy.jpgChrissy Joy is an actress and equine stunt performer who started her acting career in New York City. Her earliest experiences were bit roles in popular shows like "The Good Wife" "Ugly Betty" "30 Rock" "Damages" and other NBC, ABC, and FX hit series. She moved to Lexington, KY to be the Spokesperson for the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games where both an audience presence and knowledge of the equine world was necessary to engage over 60 countries for the Olympic event. She has a well rounded passion for television, film, commercial, voice over, and print - as well as furthering her skills as a competitive equestrian.

Out of Frame 4 Herschel H. Zahnd.jpgHerschel H. Zahnd III, Actor, Singer, Writer, Director, Producer. Herschel has appeared in over 150 Stage productions with dozens of companies including; The Alley Theater; Kentucky Opera; Actor’s Theater of Louisville; Indiana University Southeast; and many others. Most recently he has appeared as Sweeney in Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street at the Alley Theater, In addition to Out Of Frame, Herschel has appeared in the feature films How You Look To Me, with Frank Langella, and Dreamer, with Kurt Russell. Herschel is the producing director of Renegade Art Productions, renegadeartproductions.com, with whom has produced and directed the short films Tolerance and THE TRIMMER and the feature films Girl Number Three and A Wish for the Dead. In 2010 Herschel founded a motivational and inspirational mentorship program called FilmAspire, filmaspire.podomatic.com. Herschel holds an A.A. in Theater and a B.A. in Speech Communications from Indiana University S.E, and in 2012 accepted a teaching post with Jefferson Community and Technical College in the film production program

Out of Frame 3 Amber Netherly.jpgAmber Nethery makes her acting debut as Allette Marseau, John Godewynn’s seductive acolyte who wants to persuade Damien Drake to return to his photography works, "the Death Series". Inadvertently, Allette’s subtle touch lures Damien down a path that neither is prepared to face. Since her performance as Allette in “Out of Frame”, Amber has been in the web series, “The Brothers Barbarian” and played a part in Herschel Zahnd’s film, "A Wish for the Dead". Other acting accomplishments include Feed the Cats, ’”The Film Slam Series - EP 1: Office Space.” Currently, a new role for "The Film Slam series" is being scheduled for production. In addition to being an actress, Amber is a successful fashion art model who has shot with many talented local / regional photographers, including Out of Frame’s creative photographer Bil Brown. Among her accomplishments as a model, Amber has participated in several runway shows for ANTM's Laura Kirkpatrick's Beautiful Minds Dyslexia Foundation.

Out of Frame 6 Robert Hatfield.jpgRobert Hatfield makes his debut acting performance as John Godewynn, the shadowy figure that reappears in Damien Drake's life...and from a jointly dark past...to influence, coerce and control anyone in his path, especially Damien...often with a cold, bloody and vicious result. Since his debut performance in "Out of Frame", Robert has gone on to perform on stage in the leading role of James Blake Billington, a flamboyant ghostly casting director in the Alley Theater production "Storms, Sheets & Show Tunes"; Currently in production, Robert appears in a supporting role as "Paul", a disturbed and violent felon the Mex Theater production of "Circus! Circus!" opening July 12, 2012; Additionally, Robert has been featured as the overly appreciated armored warrior "The Fighter" in Season I of the online series "The Brothers Barbarian; In the "Film Slam Episode I: Office" as the densely under-sexed "Office Guy"; The arrogant, fast talking "Boss" in the "Film Slam Episode II."The Mime" and in a feature walk-on role as an envied boyfriend in Investigation Discovery Channel's Episode "Deadly Denial Overkill". Robert has trained at "Act One Studios" / Chicago, IL with Joanne Sylvestrak and "Acting For Your Life"

About Thomas McAdam
At various times I have been a student, a soldier, a college Political Science teacher, a political campaign treasurer, and legal adviser to Louisville's Police Department and Board of Aldermen. I now practice law and share my political opinions with anyone who will listen.
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