Sunday, January 24, 2016

This Feature Was Shot in Two Days

Here's a line of movie dialogue for you: "How long has he been Michael Douglas-ing this Glenn Close?"

That and more will be enjoyed Tuesday January 26th at the AMC Del Amo 18 in Torrance, California when Rashad Humphrey hometown screens his cheekily titled thriller 400 Will Kill You! :-).

And here's another great tidbit about the film. This story of a real estate investor and his mistress was made for less than a property down payment. Per The Beach Reporter, the production budget was a scant $7,000.

Writer-director Humphrey premiered his film last fall at the Downtown Independent in downtown Los Angeles. After falling well short of his Indiegogo campaign goal in 2013, he soldiered on and shot the movie the following year.

And yes, per the headline, no doubt in part because of the crowd-funding shortfall, Humphrey shot his feature debut in just two days. Adding to the immediacy of the whole thing is the fact that the storyline is told across the film span of one day.

Tuesday's screening is timely, as it follows The Big Short's surprise win at the Producers Guild of America awards. Humphrey's thriller ties in to the same housing crisis and sub-prime mortgage morass.

Humphrey has also made a short, titled The Lowering Middle Class. The seven-minute effort is done in the style of a silent film. He is a native of Carson.

[400 Will Kill You! :-)]

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