Photo credit: Patty Fantasia
In what could be described as a one two punch, Giordano Theatres followed up the star studded red carpet premiere of “Reach for Me” on January 22nd with a private screening in the Hilton on Monday January 25th for another film, the action packed kidnap thriller “American Sunset” starring Corey Haim of “Lost Boys” fame. Like a déjà vu flashback, he walked the red carpet again along with Frank Molina and Angela Cullins promoting their film, which is set for a theatrical domestic release in 40 territories. The show of support at the “Reach for Me” event was actually the first appearance for many of the cast and crew during a weekend long visit to Las Vegas. On Saturday night they also hosted a premiere party at Hawaiian Tropic Zone in Planet Hollywood.
Writer/Producer Jackie Giroux and actors Frank Molina and Corey Haim
Joined by director Michael Masucci, writer/producer Jackie Giroux, actor Bernard Robichaud, executive producers Eric A. Leffler and Gary Rasmussen and distributor Angelo Giordano at the exclusive screening and the Q&A that followed, everyone was careful not to give away too many details about the twist and turn plot.. Haim said of his character Tom Malrow, “Basically my wife gets taken. During a trip to Canada she’s kidnapped. I have 24 hours and that’s all the time I have to find my wife.” Canadian actress Cullins, who plays Haim’s wife, got the part after reading for one of Giroux’s earlier projects “Blue Seduction”. Although Angela wasn’t the right fit for that role, Jacqueline thought she was perfect for this part.
Actor Corey Haim with Distributor Angelo Giordano
Writer/Producer Giroux, who boasts dual U.S. and Canadian citizenship, is quite comfortable filming in both countries and discovered many of the locations used while working on “Blue Seduction”. She said that the idea for the story grew out of an unsettling personal experience she had with a public company. Aside from being an action film, it also deals with the hot topic of personal security. Although the budget for the movie was kept confidential, Jackie said “You never kiss and tell,” before later admitting, “It’s probably a lot less than you think it was.”
"American Sunset" Director Michael Masucci
“American Sunset” is Eric A. Leffler’s first time out as an executive producer. Known for his acting abilities, he did double duty playing Haim’s brother-in-law and producing. Another interesting note about the film is that the music for it was composed by Christopher Conti, who is a plastic surgeon by day and moonlights as a musician. Conti has several CDs to his credit and there’s been much speculation that perhaps he should consider giving up his day job.
Actors Angela Cullins and Bernard Robichaud on the Red Carpet
Cast and Crew of "American Sunset" during the Q & A