General Hospital’s Kin Shriner and his former on-screen daughter, Carly Schroeder will share the screen again soon as they are both appearing in the newest feature film from R. Michael Gull and his Wisconsin-based film company, L’oiseau Blanc Films.
New Day is co-written by Gull and Olivia Barash, it is a story telling about a man whose wife is aboard an airplane that has crashed into the Pentagon in Washington, DC. “Michael came up with the film’s concept. I’m elaborating on it with him and re-writing ideas,” Barash explains. “I’m really caught by the sub-plot love story. I think it will be very griping for viewers to watch.”
Barash is no stranger to films, she previously starred in the film, Repo Man, while Gull, has had a career as a stand up comic and owns the film company who is producing the new film. It proved difficult to collaborate on the project, since Barash resides in Los Angeles, and Gull makes his home in Milwaukee. Many long distance phone calls and emails along with dedication and determination played a major part in the production of this new film.
Barash’s experience with independent musical soundtracks was beneficial to her and Gull’s collaboration.
This isn’t the first time Barash and Gull joined in producing a film together. Their first collaboration was Gull’s 2008 short film, Victim. Gull featured Barash’s music in the short film and made a special cameo role just for her. Gull thought about expanding on the short film, but decided to create the new feature film, New Day and focus his attention solely on
New Day is in pre-production and film in Wisconsin. Talent to star in the new film will include Hollywood faces as well as local ones. Gull has cast himself and Barash as the lead stars of the production. “The film has some recognizable names attached to it but there are definitely roles available for local actors. We’ve got a lot of primary roles and a bunch of smaller roles and lots of extra stuff as well,” Gull explains.
New Day begins filming in November 2008, with a release date next year in the Fall of 2009.