Costa Mesa, CA, April 02, 2015 --(PR.com
)-- A musical, with all original music and lyrics that is set to a backdrop of the 1930's; during the ending of the prohibition era. A film with plenty of Model T's driving around, a wardrobe that fits the scene and a 1920's Stearman single propeller airplane; the same one used on films like Pearl Harbor and Bubble Boy; you wouldn't think, student film. But that's the norm when it comes to these two filmmakers, nicknamed the dynamic duo, Alexa Polar and Robin Pabello. The two decided to attend Orange Coast College when they both wanted to pursue a career in film. Polar wrote, co-produced and directed the film. Pabello, co-produced and served as the cinematographer to the project. A third producer, Keith Norberg, later joined the team, when he noticed the creativity and motivation to succeed.
Polar took the time while studying to write the feature length script. Her plan was to someday have it bought to be filmed and converted into a stage play. Polar and Pabello, who formed Butterfly Angel Entertainment, went into pre-production during the summer prior to filming, for the class required at their school. The two were unstoppable, holding casting calls, recruiting others to assist and obtaining the music to fit the film. Polar had to condense the script so that it would be chosen to go into production for its OCC Film/Video Department, Digital Cinema class.
Butterfly Angel Entertainment was originally formed to produce promos, documentaries and public service announcements for non-profit organizations. It was both filmmakers’ philanthropic desire to assist others in need through the vision of film. Their most notable project is a documentary film that follows a young autistic boy’s family in understanding what autism is. The film’s small profit, went entirely to the Cure Autism Now foundation.
Speakeasy to Me is the first fiction film produced by Butterfly Angel Entertainment. Polar and Pabello, continue to produce documentaries and assist with various non-profit organizations; but have stepped up their range. They’re proud with the end result of Speakeasy to Me, and are making the official announcement of the project that could; did.
Speakeasy to Me, a short musical film that's also a love story set during the 1930's. Charlie Connor, played by Robert Michael Anderson, a newbie federal agent aiming to please the new firm, falls in love with Elizabeth, played by Tara Maureen Browne, who owns a speakeasy. Toss in a few flappers, bootleggers, crooked boss federal agent and a mobster and you have yourself the elements of what is truly, a quick paced film with tons of story and music for all to enjoy. There's also an epic shoot out, you can't go wrong with that.
Many students involved, all from Orange Coast College, have expressed that it was one of the most professional ran productions linked to the college. The head of the department, Robert Lazarus, stated “It was ambitious.” It's the first successful musical by the college that was accepted to the Newport Beach Film Festival under the OCC Shorts. That's where you can catch the completed product. The film that many thought impossible to pull off, simply was. The film is set to debut at the Lido Live Theater in Newport Beach on Sunday, April 26, 2015. Tickets are $5.00.