(also Luke Macfarlane, Chloe Rose, & Elena Juatco)
Chloe Rose (Constance in Killjoys episode 1.4) is Janice in Adam MacDonald‘s horror film PYEWACKET, about a frustrated teenage girl (Leah, played by Nicole Muñoz) who spends her free time dabbling in black magic and Satanism with her friends. (Janice is Leah’s best friend.) Abruptly moved to a cabin in the countryside by her alcoholic mom, Leah undertakes an occult ritual designed to kill her mother, but in the process awakens something even more sinister. The music for the film was written by Lee Malia (guitarist for the rock band BRING ME THE HORIZON). PYEWACKET premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival on 11 September. A trailer is available on YouTube.
Elena Juatco (N’oa in Killjoys episode 1.3) is Kim in KODACHROME, a film based on a 2010 New York Times article by A.G. Sulzberger. Jason Sudeikis stars as Matt Ryder, a talent scout for a boutique record label, whose professional life is being upended by digital changes in the business. Technological shifts are also impacting his father (Ed Harris), a photographer who shoots exclusively on celluloid. The ailing parent enlists his son to one last road trip to Parsons, Kansas, to develop some film before the only remaining Kodachrome lab closes permanently. (When Kodachrome still-photo development ended abruptly and Kodak got out of that game, whatever film was left undeveloped was lost forever.) There has been strong festival buzz for the film, and (according to Deadline Hollywood), after a qualifying theatrical release, KODACHROME will be on Netflix in the U.S., Canada, the UK, Benelux, Denmark, Finland, Iceland, India, Italy, Japan, Norway, and Sweden. A trailer is available on Daily Motion.
Luke Macfarlane (D’Avin Jaqobis) is Austin in the world premiere production of the Paul Rudnick play BIG NIGHT. The comedy is set on Oscar night and centers on Mike (Brian Hutchison) who is a nominee. Mike’s transgender nephew wants his acceptance speech to be a political statement; Mike’s mother has a bombshell announcement to make; and Mike’s boyfriend isn’t returning his calls. The play opened on 10 September and will run through 8 October at the Kirk Douglas Theatre, 9820 Washington Blvd, Culver City, California. Tickets are now on sale.
Jennifer Kennedy (who wrote the KILLJOYS episode “Schooled“), has written two episodes of the Amazon series SNEAKY PETE, which follows Marius (Giovanni Ribisi) as he tries to leave his old life as a con man behind by assuming the identity of his cellmate. The first of Kennedy’s episodes, “Coyote is Always Hungry”, aired last January. The second, titled “Maggie”, will be the fourth episode of Season Two and will air sometime in 2018. SNEAKY PETE’s first season is available on Amazon Prime Video.