“LIBERATOR” begins principal photography
in Los Angeles
in Los Angeles
LOS ANGELES, CA - June 19, 2011 - LIBERATOR, a 15-minute independent short film/presentation pilot, has begun production in Los Angeles. LIBERATOR stars Lou Ferrigno as a disgraced, washed-up ex-superhero whose secret black ops past comes back to haunt him as he tries to put his crumbling life back together.
LIBERATOR also features a jaw-dropping cast:
PETA WILSON (“La Femme Nikita”) as Marla Criswell
MICHAEL DORN (“Star Trek: The Next Generation”) as General Pollard
DON “THE DRAGON” WILSON as Sidewinder
TARA CARDINAL as Gaia
DARWIN HARRIS as Duke
and EDWARD ASNER as President Whitlock
“Every one of our lead cast have starred in a hit TV show or movies,” says Executive Producer/Co-writer Jim Cirile. “Launching a brand-new superhero property without source material is death. That’s why it was crucial that we cast an actual superhero – Lou Ferrigno – in the title role, and also why we surrounded him with the best actors we could find. We want to see the continuing adventures of this character.”
Further grounding “Liberator” in comics mythology, former Marvel Comics bullpen artist Darren Auck is creating the film’s comic art prologue, and SyFy Channel’s “Hollywood Treasure” co-host Jesse D’Angelo designed the Liberator suit.
The film also features an original orchestral score by Tim Wynn, perhaps best known for scoring “Red Faction: Guerrilla.”
“The truly unique thing about Liberator,” says Director Aaron Pope, “is that, unlike other superhero flicks out there, it's based very much in the politics of now. This is a real person in the real world, dealing with, well, reality. He's a superhero, yes, but he's also a man and a father, dealing with the things that affect us all as humans. It's this personal, emotional element that really sets this character, and this project, apart."
LIBERATOR, a Coverage Ink Production, wraps principal photography 6/26 at Central City Studio.