Walter Mencken 11:22 a.m., April 26
Helix High Alum Steve Moramarco Returns to Screen The Great Intervention
What do you do when you are a severely depressed 40-year-old struggling actor who can't find work, is "underwater on his mortgage", and suddenly single after their best girl took a powder? Why not try the cinema-as-therapy plan?
With only peanut butter pasties and a structured scenario to work with (the dialog was improvised), Steve Moramarco assembled a cast and crew, largely comprised of friends and family members, to stage a "life intervention" in hopes that his mental anguish would somehow translate into a hit reality-TV show. The Great Intervention, a 90-minute feature written, produced, and directed by the Class of '85 alum, will hold its premiere at Helix High on November 26.
Moramarco is no stranger to filmmaking. The actor, musician, director, and editor (of wedding videos), received associate producer credit for Jack Black's Tenacious D: The Pick of Destiny, in addition to functioning as "Assistant to Mr. Black" on School of Rock.
The Great Intervention screens Saturday, November 26 at 7:00 p.m.at Helix High's Little Theatre in La Mesa. According to the press release, "This film has not been rated, but if it were, it would be PG-13 for language, pixelated nudity, and adult situations involving peanut butter." Tickets for the event are $10.00. Click for more information.
Thanks to David Moye for passing on his AOL interview with Moramarco.
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