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Never Say Macbeth

Synopsis
Low-budget feature film. An Indie ghost comedy. Danny Teller (Gold), is a high school science teacher from Toledo who travels to Los Angeles to find his girlfriend, Ruth (Kira) who has gone there to seek her fortune. He goes for an audition for Macbeth in which Ruth is playing Lady Macbeth. But the director mistakes Danny’s story of love for a passionate acting monologue, and casts him as Witch 1. Danny struggles with rehearsals, and incurs the wrath of the cast when he breaks the cardinal rule of acting by saying "Macbeth" in the theatre. The things get weird - lights fall, fruit floats, and freaky ghosts start singing show tunes. Danny teams up with a new-age actress, a tough Italian self-help guru, and a sci-fi obsessed stage manager to save the actors and his ex-girlfriend from the curse of Macbeth.
Language
English
Country
United States
Medium
Film
Technical information
Colour / Sound
Year of release
2007
Duration
86 mins

Credits

Director
Christopher J. Prouty
Producer
Joe Tyler Gold; Tammy Caplan
Cinematographer
Michael Millikan
Screenplay
Joe Tyler Gold
Music
Tim Labor
Costume
Cynthia Herteg
Art Direction
Shauna Schuman
Cast
Ilana KiraRuth (Lady Macbeth)
Joe Tyler GoldDanny (Witch (1st))

Additional Details

Production type
Fiction Films
Plays
Macbeth
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616); Indie films

Notes

Notes
Released on DVD in the US and Canada (region 1) January 2011.
General
Several scenes were filmed in the Circle X Theatre in Los Angeles

Online Availability

Online URL
http://www.neversaymacbeth.com/

Production Company

Name

Gold Cap Films

Distributor

Name

Vanguard Cinema

Distributor (Sale)

Name

Retail outlets

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