Two forces to be reckoned with have teamed up to bring us our first look at “It’s Hell Getting Old,” a horror short from director Patrick Rea that will be part of Blanc/Biehn Productions’ new elevator-set anthology Hellevator Man.
Kansas City-based Rea’s short stars Kip Niven (Jayhawkers, New Year’s Evil), Joicie Appell (Nailbiter), Victor Raider-Wexler (Minority Report), and Nancy Marcy. It was executive produced by Jennifer Blanc-Biehn, Michael Biehn, and Lony Ruhmann.
The script, written by Rea, deals with four elderly people trapped in an elevator on their way to their 50th Class Reunion, and one of them may have forgotten to take some important medication. The film was shot in Kansas City, Missouri, and the director of photography was Hanuman Brown-Eagle.
In addition to a few behind-the-scenes photos from “It’s Hell Getting Old,” we also have the kick-off announcement for BBP’s Mindless, a mind-bending thriller that marks the feature directorial debut of Jason DeVan.
From the MINDLESS Press Release:
Rising star Hallie Jordan (To the Bridge, Altered Perception) plays a young woman with amnesia who pieces together her past with deadly consequences.
The cast also includes Ben Kurland (The Artist, Deadly Retreat), Alyssa Lobit (Among Friends, The Victim, The Things We Carry), Jennifer Blanc-Biehn (Everly, Wrong Cops, Dark Angel, Deadly Retreat), Scream Queen Tiffany Shepis (Bundy, Cyrus), J. Michael Trautmann (“Shameless,” A Resurrection), Heather DeVan (The Girl), Cassius DeVan (The Girl), Lorraine Ziff (Among Friends, Treachery), and more to be announced.
Helmer Jason DeVan makes his feature debut, directing from a script by award-winning scribe Alyssa Lobit, with Vance Crofoot (editor of Biehns’ directorial debut The Victim) set to DP and edit the project. The film is exec produced by Terminator star Michael Biehn and his wife, Jennifer Blanc-Biehn, via their company Blanc/Biehn Productions in association with Small Red Star Productions. Other producers include Heather DeVan, Lorraine Ziff, Hallie Jordan, Dylan Matlock, and Devon Biehn with composition designed by Blanc-Biehn’s stepfather, Randy Chance, formerly of The Lovin’ Spoonful, who has provided music for many BBP films.
“We needed a versatile young actor with a wide range to pull this role off, and I feel we found exactly that in Ben Kurland,” said executive producer Michael Biehn.
“I have acted with Ben before and am confident he will bring so much to this role that the fans and audience will be left guessing,” added Jennifer Blanc-Biehn. “Jason DeVan is the perfect choice to make this Memento/Side Effects-like thriller come alive, and Hallie Jordan will make us all feel her pain.”
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