DOP PETER BERGLUND GBCT - "D.O.A" AT FORT LAUDERDALE FILM FESTIVAL
Houndstooth Films announces that D.O.A., starring John Doe, Matt Pinfield, John Byner, and Lucinda Jenney will have its world premiere screening at the 37th Ft. Lauderdale International Film Festival this Friday November 11th at 7:30 p.m. at the Savor Cinema in Ft. Lauderdale. Members of the cast and crew will be in attendance.
John Doe stars as Frank Bigelow, a private detective who begins a routine assignment for a wealthy socialite only to discover that he’s been fatally poisoned; with only days to live, he must unwind a tangle of conspiracies to figure out who “killed” him and why. The fast-paced thriller, directed by Kurt St. Thomas and written by Nicholas Griffin, is a loose remake of the classic 1950 film noir. St. Thomas has been making independent features and music videos for over 20 years.
The movie was shot entirely in St. Augustine, Florida and features many of the town’s historic buildings dating from the 19th century. The story is set in the late 1940’s and was filmed in black-and-white by cinematographer Peter Berglund. The filmmakers, including production designer Bonnie Druckenmiller, meticulously recreated the period (utilizing a small fleet of vintage cars) to evoke the mood of sun-drenched postwar Florida. Los Angeles-based composer Jaimee Jimin Park composed a lush and ominous orchestral score in the spirit of Bernard Herrmann and Jerry Goldsmith.
Tickets are available at www.fliff.com