LOCAL INDIE FILMMAKER TAKES ON WESTERN JUSTICE IN NORTH HOLLYWOOD
“Black Cadillac” is a modern take on the classic western; a tale of morality, deception, and justice. Starring Josh Beren, Gordon Capps, Patrick Hume, and Richard Parks, “Black Cadillac” comes from the mind of North Hollywood photographer, Michael Roud.
When discussing local filmmaking, writer, director, and producer Roud said: “I think more so than in Hollywood, people up here are really movers and shakers. They are actually doing what they are talking about, and to be a director in that environment, with those crews, it feels really inspiring, and it’s much more conducive to creativity and expression.”
With “Black Cadillac,” Roud makes the successful transition from photography to cinema for the first time, enjoying the greater potential for storytelling. “The main character is this down-on-his-luck guy, he’s lost his family, he’s losing his business, he’s losing himself. But he runs into this situation and this mysterious man, and he thinks he can solve all of his problems in a second. It’s very relatable, but there’s another element of enacting justice that I’ve tried to parallel with an epic western tone. In the end, I think it comes down to a question of limits, and how far would you go for redemption?”
After a year of production in and around Los Angeles, Roud’s team has begun the festival circuit, including the world premiere at the LA Shorts Fest in late July. For more information on the film, visit http://blackcadillacthemovie.wordpress.com.
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Michael Roud Productions Presents 'black cadillac' starring josh beren gordon capps patrick hume and richard parks
executive producers paul roud ellen grobman Bernice roud richard roud deborah abrams GAbe ascher
produced by michael roud lei-lani terrell alex angarita editor james coblentz music by chuck graef director of photography adam bricker
written and directed by michael roud