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“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.

Jonathan Weirich completes his ADR for STASH

Jonthan is ready for ADR

Jonathan Weirich finished all his ADR for STASH @ School Audio Engineering in New York City on Wednesday March 2, 2016.

Jonathan scream his guts out for STASH
Weirich literally screams his guts out for part of STASH

 

Considering it had been almost a year since he recorded the first go of ADR and that the movie was shot in July 2014, this was a BIG DEAL in terms of the movie working towards completion.

Thomas Jackson is giving Stash the audio care the movie deserves.  Actor Jonathan Weirch prepare to add his voice for "Minster Malcolm" @ Audio Engineering School in NYC
Thomas Jackson is giving Stash the audio care the movie deserves. Actor Jonathan Weirch prepare to add his voice for “Minster Malcolm” @ Audio Engineering School in NYC

Sound Designer Thomas Jackson was very impressed with Jonathan’s ability to get back in character and match the cadence of what he did on the screen a year and a half earlier.  So impressed was he with Weirich’s 2nd session in ADR, that the Sound Designer asked the actor if he had rehearsed prior to the second session and the actor said no.

Stash Director Terry R. Wickham, Sound Designer Thomas Jackson and Actor Jonathan Weirich “Minister Malcolm”

 

With lead actress Almog Pail schedule for another long ADR Saturday March 12, STASH continues to move forward to finally getting done.

With new Assistant Editor Jason Paluck putting the final edit touches to the film and a Motion Graphics Artist soon joining the post-production team, things are looking up for STASH.