Echo Park Blues is a story of a journeyman jazz musician, whose last shot at success means reuniting with the lyricist and lover he betrayed, and getting back into the good graces of his former band leader. Only problem is, both of them hate him.
Interview with Producer Allan Wasserman
Congratulations! Why did you make your film?
We wanted to make a film that depicts the artist's struggle to get their voice heard at any age in any genre.
Imagine I’m a member of the audience. Why should I watch this film?
It will grab your heart and you will relate to the universal experience of creative individuals fighting to express their talent against all odds..
How do personal and universal themes work in your film?
They coincide and intersect throughout the entire film in various mediums whether in the form of dialogue or imagery or music or silence.
How have the script and film evolved over the course of their development and production?
Many rewrites and collaborative restructuring brought us to a wonderful completion.
What type of feedback have you received so far?
Outstanding feedback. So exciting to get such positive responses everywhere we have been
thus far and our film festival tour has just begun.
Has the feedback surprised or challenged your point of view?
No. We knew we had something special and the film festival public has reinforced our instincts.
What are you looking to achieve by having your film more visible on www.wearemovingstories.com?
We hope to garner some accolades and hopefully some awards to gather a broader distribution. We feel this film should be seen by as many audiences as possible.
Who do you need to come on board (producers, sales agents, buyers, distributors, film festival directors, journalists) to amplify this film’s message?
All of the above.
What type of impact and/or reception would you like this film to have?
A dynamic positive and heartfelt emotional connection that reflects all the hard work and artistry the film exudes.
What’s a key question that will help spark a debate or begin a conversation about this film?
Is there an expiration date in life for artistic expression?---or do we continue to create as long as we are on the planet?
Would you like to add anything else?
How grateful we are to you for giving us the opportunity to share our message.
What are the key creatives developing or working on now?
To get this film seen everywhere and anywhere we can share a beautiful story.
Interview: September 2016
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ECHO PARK BLUES
Length: 18 MINUTES
Director: Michael Bofshever
Producer: Allan Wasserman and Amy Weliky.
Writer: Rick Lieberman
About the writer, director and producer:
Rick Lieberman (Screenplay) has written for film, stage, and TV. He is a classically trained actor and director, and teaches public speaking to business professionals.
Michael Bofshever makes his directorial film debut with Echo Park Blues. With a distinguished acting career for over forty years, Mr. Bofshever felt like there was no time like the present, to move behind the camera. Mr. Bofshever made his professional stage debut in Al Pacino's Richard III for the Theatre Company of Boston and went on to be a founding member of The Actors Producing Company in New York City. His stage career has included The Actors Studio, Circle Repertory Company, and The Ensemble Studio Theatre, to name only a few.
Executive Producer and lead actor Allan Wasserman has recently appeared as Adam Sandler's doctor in "Funny People" directed by Judd Apatow, and as Matthew Broderick's psychiatrist in "Finding Amanda" directed by Peter Tolan. He was recently seen in "Certifiably Jonathan" starring Jonathan Winters. Allan's other film credits include"Big," "Little Big League" and "Cocktail". His numerous television appearances include guest starring roles on "Two Broke Girls," "Bones," "The Office," "ER," "The Sopranos," "Boston Legal," "Las Vegas," "Sex and the City," "Curb your Enthusiasm"and "Seinfeld". On stage, he performed in the Broadway production of "The Basic Training of Pavlo Hummel" with Al Pacino and directed by David Wheeler
Key cast: Allan Wasserman, Paula Jai Parker, Steve Armour, Kevin Symons, Carmen Corral.
Looking for (producers, sales agents, buyers, distributors, film festival directors, journalists):
Funders: Allan Wasserman and Amy Weliky and friends and donors through crowdfunding efforts.
Made in association with: The supportive public.
In film festivals throughout 2016-17.
Where can I watch it in the next month?