Newport Beach Film Festival News and Notes
|Bloody Wedding's Pason plays the stepsister of the bride.|
Filmed at Yosemite resort, the slasher oozed onto a Triangle Square screen Friday night for its world premiere.
Bloody Wedding was written and produced by Patricia Sharkey, who moonlights as the full-time vice president of human resources at Greenlaw Partners in Newport Beach. Sharkey, Bruce Fordyce and Mike Merickel sold a film titled Homeless Joe to Troma Entertainment in 2010.
Robert Hoover, the Bloody Wedding director who doubles as a Dana Point bartender, had been the director of photography on Homeless Joe. His Bloody Wedding DP was Brad Harris.
By the way, Homeless Joe was filmed in Huntington Beach, Triangle Square and among the sewer pipes of Lake Forest (also the name of my new band). Some crew and cast members for that earlier project were plucked from Saddleback College.
Bloody Wedding is about an average-looking young woman (Kate Murdoch) who snags what seems to be a handsome prince to marry by a lake. An unusual wedding party shows up for the nuptials. One guest is played by shapely OC local Tawny Amber Young, a Buffalo Wild Wings bartender who is considered the Sharkey Pictures' "Scream Queen."
As for Sharkey, in addition to working full-time and writing and producing, she also catered and made wardrobe her movie.
"I love it," she says, "but I'm exhausted."
Here is the trailer:
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