LOS ANGELES, Jan. 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Humphrey Bogart Estate and writer/director Steve Anderson are pleased to announce that the thriller This Last Lonely Place, which filmed November-December 2012 in and around Los Angeles, has now wrapped principal photography. The project was fully financed through the crowdfunding site Kickstarter.
This Last Lonely Place stars Rhys Coiro (Entourage, Straw Dogs, 24) as cab driver Sam Taylor, Carly Pope (Popular, Elysium) as high-end escort Faye Gardner, and Xander Berkeley (Kick-Ass, 24, Nikita) as investment banker Frank Devore. The film also features a solid supporting cast, including Richard Portnow, Michelle Krusiec, Jeananne Goossen, and Erin Matthews.
This Last Lonely Place revolves around an injured war vet cab driver (Coiro) who picks up a wealthy investment banker (Berkeley) late one night in Beverly Hills. On edge, the banker confesses to a shady investment scheme, and after picking up his mistress (Pope), it is revealed that a terrible crime has just been committed. Drawn into a conspiracy gone awry, the cab driver is now at their mercy. As the long dark cab ride progresses - through the lonely streets and back alleys of Los Angeles - dark layers of deceit come to light.
"It was an incredible shoot," says Steve Anderson of Mudflap Films. We shot in iconic locations, such as the penthouse of the Chateau Marmont, the Polo Lounge in the Beverly Hills Hotel, the Sunset Strip, and Rodeo Drive. For most of the exterior locations, we just showed up in the cab and grabbed the shots. We worked with a very small crew, who all did multiple jobs. Our brave cast really believed in this project, and their support made our innovative production tactics possible. Over forty days, shooting right here in Los Angeles, all for 100K. Amazing."
Anderson wrote the original screenplay and is producing and directing the film. A Peabody Award winner, Anderson previously directed The Big Empty, which starred Jon Favreau, Kelsey Grammar, and Daryl Hannah. In addition, he wrote and directed the free speech documentary F*ck, and recently wrote and produced The River Murders, starring Ray Liotta and Christian Slater.
"We had been looking for an inspired way to honor Humphrey Bogart's legacy of supporting his fellow artists," said Robbert de Klerk, who manages the icon's estate together with Stephen Bogart, son of Bogie and Bacall. "Humphrey Bogart was known for taking risks. He was one of the first actors to start his own production company when he left Warner Brothers in 1948 to start Santana Productions. In so many ways, Anderson and our incredibly talented and dedicated cast captured the true independent spirit that Bogie was known for. This collaboration with Steve Anderson has been one of those rare and wonderful examples of the old and new coming together, and Stephen Bogart and I think this could be the beginning of a beautiful friendship."
SOURCE The Humphrey Bogart Estate