Friday, October 1, 2010

Shooting Starts Tuesday on SML Movie; Seymour headlines Cast

Sarah Elizabeth Timmins' Smith Mountain Lake-based movie "Lake Effects" begins shooting Tuesday and the cast is lined up with the most recognizable name being that of Jane Seymour (right). Sarah has done some fine work organizing this movie when it looked like it had failed more than a year ago. She's a tireless worker and a charmer who should give classes.

Here's her release on the cast and the movie:

"Filming is planned to begin Tuesday and is slated to last four weeks. Main character, Sara Tisdale will be played by Virginia born, Scottie Thompson.

Thompson grew up in Richmond, VA. Thompson graduated from Harvard University in 2005 with a Bachelors degree in Performance Studies and Literature. Since graduating, Thompson moved to New York to pursue her acting career. She’s appeared as a guest on several television shows such as, “Brotherhood” and “NCIS.” Thompson is also the female lead in the Universal’s highly anticipated thriller “Skyline” due to hit theatres this November. "

Jane Seymour has been cast to play Vivian Tisdale, Sara’s mother in the film. Seymour, has played in hundreds of television and film productions. Her most famous role was as a Bond girl in the 1973 movie “Live and Let Die.” Many may also remember Seymour in her later role Dr. Quinn on the television show, “Dr. Quinn Medicine Woman."

Sara Tisdale’s boyfriend Ash, will be played by Casper Van Dien. Van Dien brings 20 years of acting experience to the set. He began his career with two big breaks; on the daytime soap opera, 'One Life to Live' and prime time drama, 'Beverly Hills, 90210'” Since then, many will remember Van Dien from his role as Johnny Rico on the sci-fi action film, 'Starship Troopers.'

"Sean Patrick Flanery will take on the role of Mark Futterman, host of a science fiction exploratory channel. Flanery has appeared in over 53 films since 1988 including 'The Boondock Saints,' 'Powder' and 'Simply Irresistible.' Most recently, Flanery is in the 2010 SyFy horror film, 'Mongolian Death Worm' and 'Saw 3-D'.

"Madeline Zima will take on the role of Lily Tisdale, Sara’s sister. Zima began acting in front of the camera as a little girl when Woody Allen discovered her for the movie, 'Alice.' Over the years Zima has honed her comic timing while working on the television show, 'The Nanny' and as a wicked stepsister opposite Hilary Duff in the movie, 'Cinderella Story.' Many will recognize her as a series regular on both 'Californication' and 'Heroes.'

Ben Savage will play Carl, a local lake monster enthusiast. Many know Savage for his lead role, Cory Matthews on the NBC television show, 'Boy Meets World.' Old Vic will be played by Richard Moll, mostly notable for his role as Bull Shannon on the television show, 'Night Court.'

Jeff Fahey has been cast to play Ray Tisdale, Sara’s father. Fahey is a seasoned actor with over 30 years of acting experience under his belt. Most recently Fahey played Captain Frank Lapidus from the hit show 'Lost' and is in the movie, 'Machete' with Robert DeNiro.

There are many other experienced actors and actresses cast for the film. They include: Eyal Podell, Richard Riehle, Ron Canada, Mary McDonough (Erin from 'The Waltons') and Barry Papick."

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