It's called Ashland (check out the Web site for the film here) and the script was written and will be directed by the incredibly talented husband/wife team Kris and Lindy Boustedt of First Sight Productions. Kris and Lindy are Seattle-based filmmakers who are just as obsessed by making movies as I am - always a match made in heaven.
I was introduced to Kris and Lindy by the equally talented production designer Susannah Lowber - thanks Susannah! Susannah knew that Kris and Lindy were looking for a producer for Ashland and she thought we'd make a good fit. I love Susannah's work so when she suggested the project to me, I had a feeling I would love it. And I did.
Ashland is a modern-day Western about a city detective who uncovers her sister's involvement in a drug-smuggling operation back in their small hometown. Everything goes to shit of course and there's lots of violence and horse action - fun stuff for a filmmaker.
Check out this awesome Mood Reel that Lindy and Kris created:
Another exciting announcement to make about this project is that the beautiful and talented Natasha Henstridge is attached to play the tough-as-nails detective Josephine. We are currently casting the other roles and can't wait to announce the rest of the cast.
For some additional eye candy, here's a mock up of the poster created by Kris Boustedt:
Why this project? First, I love that the cast is helmed by female characters. Of course, there is a totally badass male drug dealer but there are about three amazingly badass women at the helm. And there's lots of violence and horses. I'm stepping out of my drama zone and into the fantastic world of action and having a blast (no pun intended).
We are also seeking partial financing (hint hint investors) - another fun adventure. But it's all looking good and just happy to be working on such a great production with awesome people. Shooting begins this fall in Washington State. Good times.