CAST / CREW
JENN DEES | as "Luci"/Co-Writer
Jenn Dees is a member of the Trickster Theatre of Exit Art and appeared in the recent indie feature The Cult of Sincerity. Christian Toto, film critic of the Washington Times, writes “Dees snags the meatiest moments” for her work in New York Lately.
“LOVELY” is the second collaboration between Dees and King.
GARY KING | Director/Producer/Co-Writer
"King is a very talented filmmaker..." - WE ARE MOVIE GEEKS
Gary King is a contemporary DIY American filmmaker whose work is known for powerful performances with an emphasis on a strong, visual style. He has written, directed and produced several critically acclaimed feature films as well as award-winning short films.
In 2009, he made his feature film debut with the ensemble drama NEW YORK LATELY which has been hailed by The Independent Critic as "a remarkable achievement” and Row Three as "a beautiful film" making its Top Ten Films of 2009 List. It was also listed on Associated Content's "Best Independent Movies" List -- right behind SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE.
With Gary's ability to skillfully apply his filmmaking craft across genres, Fearmakers hired him to direct the grisly horror film DISMAL. The film has been picked up by Showtime, TimeWarner and Comcast On-Demand and will have a domestic DVD release soon. He was also recently hired to helm the action/comedy zombie film DEATH OF THE DEAD for Strange Stuff Productions which will be released in 2010.
Gary is a member of the Workbook Project's NEW BREED -- an indie film movement that consists of emerging filmmakers who are creating their own paths with their exciting work. The NEW BREED (founded by The Workbook Project pioneer filmmaker Lance Weiler) contains first person insights and accounts dealing with the filmmaking process.
SELECT INTERVIEWS AND ARTICLES
LA Talk Radio | Film Courage interviews filmmaker Gary King
Moving Pictures Magazine | An Indie Life
Rogue Cinema | An Interview with Gary King
Associated Content | Best Independent Movies of 2008
New Breed | a LOVELY Filmmaking Process
Row Three | Flyway Film Festival Pubcast
New Breed | Find Your Audience - So They Can Find You
Battle Royale With Cheese | Sledge Talks to Gary King
Film Courage | Radio Interview with Filmmaker Gary King and actress Christina Rose
Open Indie | Filmmaker Focus: Gary King
JASON VARNER | Cinematographer/Producer
Jason Varner made his cinematic debut with the feature film SLAPDASH (2005). He previously worked with Gary King on HUBRIS (2006) and NEW YORK LATELY (2008). Varner also keeps busy working on web commercials, music videos and tv pilots, as well as touring the country as a live-performance video director. WHAT’S UP LOVELY marks his fourth time behind the lens for film work utilizing his inventive shooting style and techniques. Varner has an unwavering passion to get the right shot to aid the director’s vision. He currently resides in Colorado.
SUJATA KING | Producer
KEN LAMPL | Composer
His past credits include: POKEMON: THE FIRST MOVIE, POKEMON MEWTWO RETURNS and theatrical trailer music to THE SENTINEL starring Michael Douglas. WHAT’S UP LOVELY is his second film with director Gary King.
JONATHAN SORGE | Composer
ANNA SCHEUMANN | Makeup/Wardrobe
AIDAN KANE | The Man
KELLI AMBROSE | The Wife
KAZY TAUGINAS | The Boy-Toy
JOHN WEISENBURGER | The Husband
ED AVILA | The Boss
CHARLES NARASI | The Father-In-Law
MARIEL MATERO | The Daughter-In-Law
BEN HOLBROOK | The Victim
WILL PEREZ | The Mugger
WILL TRIPLETT | The Bartender
KAREN BRAUN | The Art Subject
NATE CAMPANY | The Friend
NICOLE MARIE POLEC | The Photographer
GABRIEL LEVEY | The Bike Rider
DAYNA LAURIE THOMPSON
The Catcalling Men
The Office Workers
DONOVAN CHRISTIE JR.
DARYL RAY CARLILES
The Art Gallery Patrons
Sound Design by
Additional Camera Operators:
DARYL RAY CARLILES
GUS & THE BIKE SHOP (ASTORIA)
MIRAGE BOUTIQUE (BROOKLYN)