(OPENPRESS) June 1, 2012 -- Director Brian Lawrence is delighted to announce that shooting has finished on Planet Four Films explosive action drama "The Politics of Street Crime."
Co-written by the Art of Screenwriting's Don Macnab-Stark, "Politics of Street Crime" is an ensemble film that tells two separate stories in the first and second acts, then weaves them together in an explosive climax in Act Three. Says Director, Brian Lawrence:
"Working with this ensemble of actors was unique, and the inspired creative contributions by the DP, art departments and screenwriters forced me to raise my game a notch as the film took on a life of its own. The production of 'Politics of Street Crime' increased my love and appreciation of the collaborative nature of filmmaking."
The first story follows young Monique Le Fleur. After the tragic death of her mother, she comes from France to live with her American cousin, Michelle. They both get caught up in a wild lifestyle of drugs and excess, with Monique slowly taking over her cousin's inheritance and her lover, setting the stage for a horrific crime.
In the second story, an idealistic young man, Leonard Miller decides to take on the corruption of a long-established political machine. But when wealthy magnate Jack Arlington offers much-needed support and resources, Miller finds himself compromising his integrity in order to win.
How these characters come together, struggling for power, is at the explosive core of this action drama from Planet Four Films.
Says Art of Screenwriting's Don Macnab-Stark, a co-writer on the film:
"The story is like a sonata. The first portion tells one seemingly complete story. The second tells another seemingly separate complete story. And, what would traditionally be deemed the third act weaves the stories together. Working in this form allowed for some truly visually stunning and dramatically unique scenes - think Lars Von Trier, or David Lynch or even Fellini. This film will certainly have an appealing "art house" aesthetic, and may indeed have a broader commercial appeal, like some of the Coen brothers' most successful movies."