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Timothy Laurel Harrison Takes Role of “Debbie” in Double Vision

On Super Bowl Sunday Writer/Producer/Director Terry R. Wickham is overjoyed to announce that he has cast New York actress Timothy Laurel Harrison to play the key role of “Debbie” in Double Vision, his romantic psychological thriller looming on the horizon.

The Award-Winning Filmmaker says, “The casting of this character was one of the toughest, most fierce competitions I’ve had in my 30 years of directing.

First of all 126 actresses submitted for the part.  Then I narrowed down to the top-14 candidates after watching their reels and going over their resumes.  Next I did auditions 2 weeks ago and thought I’d found the right person.  But none of them panned out.  So I felt strongly that I should start anew and look at a whole new group of actresses.  It was a pain the neck, but boy am I glad I did.

The second group of actresses were even better than the first. There were three actresses that really stood out for different reasons.  One was very attractive.  One seemed like she was deranged (which I know was acting).  Finally one actress was able to alter her personality like I’ve never seen before.  She had the amazing ability change her herself like a light switch. To flip between different emotions and vocal tone like a machine.

Timothy Laurel Harrison was the third described actress . I just couldn’t deny casting her with her unique ability for this role.  I mean after she performed the scene, we were talking about how certain lines could be presented differently, and without warning she’d say a couple lines that way and then continue talking normal.  That was uncanny and super impressive to witness.

The other factor that played in her favor was her girl-next-door look.  This was something I felt was very important for Double Vision to work and she’d bring the needed contrast when paired with blonde bombshell Dolly Fox, who is playing “Julie.”

I don’t think it’s ever a bad idea to ask for advice from those you trust or ask people offhanded questions to test possible choices when making such vital decision.  In this case, while at work that day, I showed photos of the three actresses to a couple of my co-workers. After describing what I was looking in the character, they both pointed to Timothy on her appearance alone.

Her second callback later that night confirmed what they saw and I already felt.  There was no way I was going to deny awarding her the role of “Debbie.”

Timothy later told me that she worked with Jonathan Weirich on a TV show years ago ( who is playing “Wes”), which goes to show the small world we live in and the positive synergy building for Double Vision.

I am so looking forward  to working with Timothy and the other fine actors that make up the cast for my white knuckle passion ride.  We are aiming to shoot the film in late May or June.”

BIO

Timothy Laurel Harrison is a New Yorker and an actress, who has trained with such greats as Gene Frankel, William Esper, Terry Knickerbocker, Olympia Dukakis, and Janet Zarish.  She is thrilled to be joining the cast of Double Vision and working alongside the phenomenal Terry Wickham! Other Credits Include shows on the Discovery ID Channel, The Travel Channel, The History Channel, and The Lifetime Movie Network Channel,  Out of My Hand (Netflix) and the soon to be released: The Samaritans (2018), and Rock, Paper, Scissors (2019)

www.timothylaurelharrison.com   http://www.imdb.com/name/nm5783396/

“Stash” Actor Jonathan Weirich Wins Lead Male Role “Wes McCulloch” in Double Vision

The Devil’s Five” / “Abandoned” / “Stash” director Terry R. Wickham has the deep pleasure to announce he has casted “Stash” actor Jonathan Weirich for the role of “Wes McCulloch” in Double Vision, his forthcoming love story suspense thriller.

Jonathan Weirich in one of the ADR sessions for “Stash”
The busy filmmaker says, “Jonathan Weirich was hands down the best actor I auditioned the part. I loved his preparation and how seriously he took the opportunity.
Plus how could I possibly forget his 3-minute dialogue scene as “Minister Malcolm” in the second scene in “Stash“, where he had to recite 3 pages of dialogue in front of 30 to 40 people. That’s pressure and he nailed it.
Also during his Double Vision audition, since the actor after his scheduled time “flaked out”, we were able to talk longer and speak at length about the tough movie business.  Our heart-to-heart exchange played just as much of a reason why I choose him.
Jonathan Weirich dressed as “Minister Malcolm” on the set of “Stash”
In Jonathan, I feel a kindred spirit, who understands how difficult the world of moviemaking is. He has a very real grasp of what’s important and what’s not important.
In our culture obsessed society that’s fixated on celebrity, money and  instant gratification, we both have a different deeper focus.  I love Jonathan’s values and core mentality.  We are both are in the film business for the same reason.  We need to make films, because it’s what makes us both happy.
For these many reasons, Jonathan was easily the best candidate I saw to play “Wes McCulloch.”
In this screengrab from “Stash” Jonathan Weirich focuses before saying an important prayer as “Minister Malcolm”. Copyright 2014 Mantaray Pictures LLC
Since I’ve already worked with Jonathan on “Stash“, his involvement, to go along with actor John Merolla (whom I worked on “The Devil’s Five aka The Wraparound”) gives me two experienced actors I’ve already worked with. They make for an excellent foundation out of the five actors needed for Double Vision.
I know what I’m getting and completely trust Jonathan. That was the bottom line.”
Jonathan Weirich BIO:

Jonathan Weirich is an actor, artist, filmmaker and writer based in New York City.  Recently, he starred in the premiere episode for the TV show Diabolical, finished the feature length “Unspoken,” and the short film “Offline.” His credits and ongoing adventures can be found at his IMDB page and on his blog TheCommonOne.com.  He can be followed on twitter @JonathanWeirich.

Documentary Team Assembled to capture Devil’s Five Red Carpet World Premiere


Filmmaker Terry R. Wickham has hired Nicholas Girimonte of NPG Films to assemble a crew to document Devil’s Five upcoming Red Carpet World Premiere.

Nick Girimonte of NPG Films

Wickham says, “It’s going to be such a momentous, unforgettable night for all those involved, I want it captured by someone I could trust to get it right.  I was very impressed by Nick’s enthusiasm and work ethic on a trailer I directed back in January and he worked on Gruesome Threesome as well.  So it was natural to call on him.

Nick has handpicked his team and I told him to not only shot HD video footage, but take still photos, conduct interviews cast & crew, talk to audience members before and after Devil’s Five World Premiere and the Q&A Session with filmmakers that follows the movie’s showing.  Plus they can even record the celebratory fun of the After Party at Runyons.

 

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