Actor Michael Rooker and Bill Cobbs lend their talent to Orlando Film Director Todd Thompson in the set to Premiere short film called This Man's Life. The short is the latest installment in a series of award winning shorts Thompson has produced for Stars North Productions. Stars North will soon be in development on A Little Taste of Heaven, the fourth and final chapter in their four-part short film series.
On November 8th, 2008 at the second annual Orlando Film Festival, This Man's Life will premiere at 2:00 p.m. with a Q & A Session to follow the screening. Scheduled to be in attendance are the actors Micheal Rooker and Bill Cobbs as well as Director/Producer Todd Thompson. Admission is free and more information is available by calling (407) 843-0801.
This Man's Life is a short film that journeys home with a man so he can claim his estranged father's inheritance. Along the way he encounters a peculiar stranger that seems to know everything about his life.
"Bringing this film to the big screen has been what you'd call a 'labor of love' over five years in the making" says Thompson. "It always amazes me just how many people it takes to do a film like this. Each step is so important and none of it can be accomplished without the talent and dedication of everyone involved."
This Man's Life, co-written by Thompson and Stars North™ story man Pete Raymundo, features a respectable cast of local artists - like little tyke Sammy Fender who plays actor Zach Braff's son on the NBC series Scrubs and Orlando's Channel 6 News Associate Producer Forrest "Frosty" Respess who, at the young age of 81 years old, moonlights as a commercial, movie and theatre actor. The film also features local actor, Randy Molnar, whose resume boasts over 41 film credits including Larry the Cable Guy - Health Inspector, Delivery, Second Coming and most recently, a leading role in The Tenant which was filmed this past summer at Orlando's new Studio 500 at the University of Central Florida. Fender, Respess and Molnar all play pivotal roles in the film.
Like so many of their other films, Stars North™ produced This Man's Life on a shoestring budget, attracting notable Hollywood names and offering opportunities for local cast and crew to get involved.
"It's been an exciting and positive experience for everyone" says co-producer Smithy Sipes. "We can't wait to doing it again on the next one!"