EXCLUSIVE: Author-director Courtney J. Camerota has wrapped manufacturing on her first function, Lifeless Man, a darkish comedy shot below an Interim Settlement that will probably be launched to patrons at AFM by CAA Media Finance. Amongst these within the starry forged are two-time Oscar nominee Michael Shannon (The Bikeriders), Golden Globe nominee Eva Longoria (Sylvie’s Love), Judy Greer (White Home Plumbers), Luis Guzman (Story Ave), Amaury Nolasco (The Valet), Rory Culkin (Black Mirror), and Curtis Armstrong (New Lady).
Lifeless Man‘s plot is set into motion when an abrasive old man suddenly dies in the apartment of a neighbor. An absurd game of hot potato then begins with the not-so-dearly departed, as neighbors and building workers each pass the body along, in the hopes of not being linked to the old man’s demise.
Marking the launch of SHFT, the brand new manufacturing firm of Zac Adams (Mainstream, Crypto), Lifeless Man can be produced by Ryan Lewis of Ryan J. Lewis, Esq, in addition to Chadd Harbold (Linoleum, The Wrath of Becky) of Publish Movie. Jack Christian (What Stays of Us, Nandor Fodor and the Speaking Mongoose) of Filmology served as a producer and financier. Exec producers included D.J. McPherson of Filmology, Jared Safier and Justin Safier of Safier Leisure, Russ Posternak of Publish Movie, and Nathan Marcus.
Mentioned Camerota, “I wrote this script years ago and to finally see it come to life is a dream come true. The opportunity to work with such an incredible cast, crew and producing team for my directorial debut has been an absolute honor. I can’t wait for the world to see Dead Guy.”
Producer Zac Adams said that “as both a filmmaker and movie lover, the main goal is to always create films that are not only of the highest quality, but films that are enjoyable. With the world being as dark as it’s been the past few years, I hope our film helps spread some much needed light. It was an absolute honor and privilege in helping Courtney’s vision come to life.”
Added producer Ryan Lewis, “When I read this script I knew this movie had to be made. I’m thrilled that I got to help make it, and got to do so with both a friend and client in Courtney. Our incredible cast is a testament to Courtney’s writing and I’m overjoyed to see her vision come to life on the big screen.”
Shannon is repped by CAA, Vary, and Yorn, Levine, Barnes; Longoria by WME, Linden Leisure, and Yorn, Levine, Barnes; Greer by CAA, Artists First, and Felker Toczek Suddleson; Guzman by Gersh and Gravesend Leisure; Nolasco by Brillstein Leisure Companions and Goodman, Genow, Schenkman; Culkin by Paradigm and Brookside Artist Administration; and Armstrong by CESD.