21 Jun If I had a blindfold on and asked you to walk across this intersection with me, would you come?
It has been a long time coming. We shot this movie three years ago last month. I remember because we started on Cinco de Mayo. Funny, since the movie takes place in a Mexican Restaurant. Three years is supposed to be the plan to start generating income, for most. We are a year behind I think but I am happy where we are. A lot of blood, sweat, and tears. My father, M Sarki wrote the film and I, Lije, directed it.
Less than a year after we shot the film, through a grinding effort of editing and more editing and scraping funds, we premiered the film at Dances With Films in Los Angeles (2009). Coincidentally, last week I was privileged to have a West Coast premiere at the same festival with my most recent film, CLOSING DOORS. It’s a bit symbolic, in a way.
Vanguard has been great so far. The artwork has all been redone. The film will be released in color (We have premiered the film in both color and b&w and had equally outstanding responses, but different) with a bonus b&w version on the DVD. The film will be available in about 1000 independent video stores nationwide as well as online via Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Netflix (soon), etc. Just go to Vanguard‘s website for more info. I will soon have all the updated info on www.alphonsobow.com where you can also purchase the film direct from us here at Nut Bucket Films. I ma hoping to have it available to stream online at our own site soon as well.
The film stars Jeffrey Pierce and Michael Dempsey with a hell of a performance from Kasey Buckley. Jeffrey is set to be part of a new series called “Alcatraz” which FOX will release in September 2011. Michael has a ton of credits and continues to work his butt off. His latest film, Almost Kings, premiered at the L.A. film festival and also at Denver International. Kasey is one half of the alt-country duo called MISS WILLIE BROWN who just played at Bonnaroo and have been touring the country with Dierks Bentley, a huge country star. The film also features the talented composer and songwriter/singer Jason Sebastian Russo with the help of Alexandra Marvar recreating his own version of “Froggy went a’ courtin'”, an old folk song he made into his own. He’s also got a second tune which wraps up the film.
This film is not short of talent at all.
Imagine two unique fellows from different backgrounds; one an ex male-exotic dancer trained in the martial arts, who also lays countless brick and loose women; the other an older brick salesman who provides him with jobs and materials, as well as his daily obsessive debate regarding among other things, the existence of life on other planets. Picture the two of them eating lunch together in a family restaurant, speaking entirely too loud on the topics of religion, sex, early childhood behavior, Samuel Beckett, Hitler, and a severely injured dog, and you get the idea that these two characters will surely tease ones palate. Much like the story of the old bull and the young bull, Alphonso Bow will stir up, leaving no one near them unaffected.
ALPHONSO BOW will satisfy us all. Please enjoy and spread the word.