London calling! VOLITION has been officially selected to screen at London’s most epic genre festival, the legendary FrightFest! The film will play on August 24th at Leicester Square in the bustling West End. For tickets and festival info., visiting the FrightFest site. We hope to see you there!
The Jim Thorpe Independent Film Festival has just wrapped up and what a festival it was! VOLITION played to a packed theater and walked away with TWO of the festival’s TOP PRIZES. The cerebral science-fiction feature won for BEST SCI-FI/HORROR FILM and for BEST FEATURE SCREENPLAY! To top things off, VOLITION was nominated in an impressive seven categories, including BEST DIRECTION: Tony Dean Smith, BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY: Byron Kopman, BEST ACTOR: Adrian Glynn McMorran, and BEST ACTRESS: Magda Apanowicz. A huge thank you to the Jim Thorpe Independent Film Festival for their fantastic festival and warm hospitality!
For full list of winners and nominees, see the JTIFF site!
Well, this Volition train is moving at full speed! We’re having our final rehearsals and table-reads today and tomorrow, and then we’re off! Our first day of Principal Photography is this Sunday. Insane! Amazing! Thanks for joining us on this trip. More exciting content to come!
Vancouver, B.C., Mar. 19th, 2017 — Actor and celebrated folk-pop musician Adrian Glynn McMorran lands the lead role in the Smith Brothers’ sci-fi thriller, VOLITION. McMorran’s previous acting credits include film roles in Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu’s The Revenant and most recently as a hillbilly criminal in Universal’s soon-to-be-released Woody Woodpecker. McMorran’s television credits include memorable roles in Supernatural, Smallville, Men in Trees, and the recurring role of Michael Amar/Murmur in Berlanti’s Arrow. Adrian Glynn is also a celebrated singer-songwriter, with his recent album “morelightthannolight” released through Light Organ Records to great acclaim (www.adrianglynn.com).
Volition is directed by award-winning director, Tony Dean Smith, based on a screenplay written by Tony Dean Smith & Ryan W. Smith. It is a gritty sci-fi thriller, about a man, afflicted with clairvoyance, who tries to change his fate when a series of events leads to a vision of his own murder. The Smith Brothers have partnered with Paly Productions, Inc. to produce the film, with Principal Photography set for Spring 2017.
“I have been a fan of Adrian for years. He’s a gifted artist, whose talents as an actor are perfectly suited to our film. There is not an inauthentic bone in his body and I couldn’t be more thrilled for him to play our leading man,” says Tony Dean Smith, the film’s director, co-writer and co-producer. “He has a haunting quality that so perfectly fits this role. We know Adrian will infuse the project with the honesty it requires,” says Ryan W. Smith, the film’s co-writer and co-producer.
In connection with Volition, the Smith Brothers are releasing a series of semi-monthly webisodes, offering fans a behind-the-scenes glimpse into the making of the film. Fans are encouraged to visit the Smith Brothers Film Company Facebook page, www.volitionthemovie.com, Twitter or Instagram, for behind-the-scenes content and news.
SMITH BROTHERS FILM COMPANY
Smith Brothers Film Company is the creative partnership of Tony Dean Smith & Ryan W. Smith. Tony is a filmmaker who has worked for Universal, CTV, Neill Blomkamp, and Syfy, among others. Ryan is a screenwriter, who has worked for Disney, Netflix, YTV and Syfy, among others. For more information, visit www.smithbrothersfc.com.
PALY PRODUCTIONS, INC.
Paly Productions, Inc. is a U.S.-based investment fund, focused on high-quality artistic projects for the world market.