½ NEW YEAR – A DRAMEDY STARTS PRODUCTION
One of our absolute favourite people here at The Diner and friend of the website, Brooke Lewis is at it again with a strong, comedic role in new film, currently filming, ½ New Year. Brooke shared the following information with us about the project:
½ New Year is an ensemble dramatic comedy film Directed by Sundance Lab Finalist Tom Morash (2BR02b) and Written by Drew McAnany & Georgia Menides (Still Green). The film stars Shanley Caswell (The Conjuring), Rome Flynn (The Bold & The Beautiful), John Ierardi (Escape Room), Drew McAnany (Intrusion), Matt Schulte (The Ghost & The Whale), Rebecca Vinagro (Month to Month), Bo Youngblood (NCIS), with Jeff Dye (Money From Strangers) and Brooke Lewis (Sinatra Club). Afton Jillian, Ashley Platz & Jermaine Martin in hilarious supporting roles.
A tightknit group of friends let loose once a year at their annual Half New Year Party. Last year, things took an unexpected turn. Now, one year later, the group has not been the same. Unable to keep up the lies they’ve told and the relationships they may have outgrown, this family they chose may be on it’s last legs. Culminating over the course of one day, before the annual party only few are looking forward to.
Tagline: Friends are the Family You Get To Choose
½ New Year is brought to us by Producers Georgia Menides, Zachary Ryan Block & Drew McAnany. Cinematography will be handled by Pierce Cook.
Shooting is currently underway in Los Angeles.
“It’s a dream come true to tell this story,” Said co-writer/co-star Drew McAnany “I’ve always been such a huge fan of ensemble films. And Georgia and I really wanted to tell a story that was relatable and fun. Being able to act in a film that I wrote and produced is surreal. I’m so excited to be on this journey with these amazing people.”
Georgia Menides added “A lot of people move to LA leaving their families far away. And let’s face it, dating in LA is a mine field. So you have to have close friends or you won’t survive here. Our friends really do become your family. Ultimately that’s the story I want to tell”
Director Tom Morash added "The script brings together so many different elements of this group's friendship. The group can be funny, serious, and unpredictable -- the way friends typically are. Their annual half new year party is the perfect setting to explore their dynamics as a group, individually, and one on one. A year after one of them leaves the group in a dramatic and dangerous way, the glue that holds them together is about to leave L.A. and move back east. They all realize that this could be their last time together and they don't hold back their emotions. We're incredibly fortunate to have a cast that comes together in a real and believable way and I can't wait to see this story come to life.”
We can't wait to see all these new projects Brooke is working on and we hope, if you're interested in ½ New Year, you'll come back here, to The Diner, to find out the latest on this hugely anticipated indie film.