A few weeks ago we brought you the first teaser and poster for Vincent J. Guastini’s “The Future Executive” segment of Hellevator Man, and now we’re back with lots more news, including who’ll be playing the anthology’s title character.
Blanc/Biehn Productions (BBP) has completed principal photography with first-time director Vincent J. Guastini on “The Future Executive,” the latest installment of BBP’s elevator-themed anthology Hellevator Man, which was filmed in Los Angeles.
BBP has also announced that Scott Schirmer (Found) will be doing a segment entitled “Tear,” and WWE Hall of Famer, New York Times best seller, and successful comedian Mick Foley, aka Mankind (pictured above right), is coming on board as the “Hellevator Man” and storyteller himself.
“With Hellevator Man, we want to capture that primal feeling of being trapped in this small box,” said producer Jennifer Blanc-Biehn, “yet explore the open possibilities beyond it.” The film is set for completion of all segments in 2015.
Blanc//Biehn tapped longtime special effects makeup/prosthetics/animatronics whiz Guastini – who also serves as the film’s Special Effects Supervisor – to direct the tense thriller after working with him for several years and entrusting his vision to make a compelling short film.
“The Future Executive” centers around Devi (Sushi Girl’s Cortney Palm), a powerful young CEO who enters her office’s empty elevator for an important meeting as a gloved hand stops the doors from closing. Andy Mackenzie (Shoot ‘Em Up) plays Jack, a delivery man who follows Devi into the tiny space. The elevator doors part one more time for Liam (Donnie Darko’s James Duval), a mild-mannered office worker with an unrequited crush on Devi. A sudden power outage sets the stage for a nightmare ride ahead for the trio.
“It’s a benign, everyday thing; you get onto an elevator with strangers, barely acknowledge them, get off at your floor, and leave,” explained Blanc-Biehn. “But what if that elevator stopped suddenly and you’re forced into a confined situation that gets increasingly more intense as the hours pass?”
Patrick Rea’s “It’s Hell Getting Old” will accompany “The Future Executive” and “Tear” with more elevator-centric segments set for production in the months ahead. Stay tuned for a teaser for the other segments and more fun behind the scenes as each one comes together and more directors and segments are announced.
To stay up-to-date on all of the company’s current projects in the meantime, “like” Blanc/Biehn Productions on Facebook and join the conversation on Twitter with @jenniferblancb, @michaelbiehn, and @blancbiehnfilms.
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