LOS ANGELES, CA.-Indie film, THE STILL LIFE debuted at The Aarhus International Film Festival, that took place April 20-25, 2006 in Denmark. The film will also be screened by the Great Lakes Independent Film Festival on September 20-24, 2006 in Erie, PA., the FAIF Film Festival October 5-14, 2006 at the Chinese Mann Theatre in Hollywood, CA., the Wild River Festival in Sept. 6-10th, and the St. Petersburg Film Festival on June 23rd-26th.
Written and directed by Joel Miller and produced through Albion Entertainment, Inc. the poignant drama stars Jason Barry (Titanic), Terry Moore (Come Back Little Sheba), Rachel Miner (Bully) and Don S. Davis (Stargate SG-1).
THE STILL LIFE explores the fragile separation between failure and success and love and tragedy through an artist who struggles to regain himself and his identity after giving in to conventional success.
THE STILL LIFE details the life of reclusive, alcoholic artist Julian Lamont (Jason Barry, Titanic) and his journey along a path of destructionism a new genre of art that he accidentally develops during a night of self-loathing. Throughout the film, he is faced with a myriad of relationships that force him to take responsibility for his personal choices and to make a decision about the kind of artist that he wants to be.
First-time director, Miller gained experience in the film world by serving as a set dresser on numerous productions, including All the Rage. Previous to forming Albion Entertainment, he worked at a recording studio, and toured with several bands including Guns N Roses, Stone Temple Pilots, The Cranberries and Poison. While traveling with these bands, Miller gained an even deeper appreciation for art and began working on THE STILL LIFE. Miller took his film and music experiences and brought his idea to fruition.
THE STILL LIFE came together incorporating up and coming actors and established musicians to create an entertainment powerhouse. The film also features Holly Fields (The O.C.), Angel Boris (General Hospital), and Robert Miano (Donnie Brasco) along with a myriad of cameos ranging from Jonathan Davis (lead singer of Korn), Tiny Lister (Friday), Josh Todd (lead singer of Buckcherry), Domenica Cameron-Scorsese, Louise Post (lead singer of Veruca Salt), Kato Kaelin, Al Snow (WWE Wrestler), Yolanda King (Daughter of Martin Luther King Jr.), Dizzy Reed (Guns N Roses), Eddie Hedges (Blessid Union of Souls), Peter Finestone (drummer of Bad Religion), Matt Nelson (Nelson), Kim Shattuck (lead singer of The Muffs), Adrian Young (drummer of No Doubt), Dean Dinning (Toad the Wet Sprocket), Snake Sabo (Skid Row), Darius Rucker (Hootie and the Blowfish) and more.