Last night was the cast and crew screening of Strangers In A Book at a private residence in Encino.
Strangers in a Book was written by Pedram Navab and directed by Marc Rezvani. I play the role of s Sara, a hip and melancholic Iranian-American, who finds a misplaced book in a café. Intrigued by its contents, but unable to find the owner, Sara decides to interview the people in the notebook to decipher the identity of the mysterious man. The strangers whom she meets, considered the dregs of society, tell Sara stories about the enigmatic owner of the book, who is considered both diabolical and kind. In her relentless pursuit of the ultimate stranger, Sara is thus plunged into the horror of the unknown, where reality merges with art, and where existence itself is questioned. This was my lead dramatic film debut role and ironically enough, I didn’t have to be veiled and I appreciate Pedram for writing a story where I didn’t have to pander to stereotypes.
Some of the characters Sara meets along the way are an ensemble of noted actors such as Jon Mack (Saw VI, The Effects of Blunt Force Trauma), Christy McGinity Gibel (Little Women: LA), Carl Bressler (Battlefield, The Usual Suspects), Kristin West (Circus of the Dead), Marv Blauvelt (Jurassic City), Candy Fuentes, Pooneh Navab and a special cameo appearance by writer-producer Pedram Navab.
The film enlists bands from the hip and progressive Italians Do it Better label, such as Chromatics, Desire, and Johnny Jewel which really add to the style of this edgy film. I’m proud to say that this film has 8 nominations so far and will be screening this fall at the popular Action on Film Festival and the noted FANtastic Film Festival! More info at https://www.facebook.com/StrangersInABook and @StrangersinBook on twitter.
All photos courtesy of Bob Delgadillo