2. Dependent’s Day” Releases Behind the Scenes Footage
Award winning movie director Michael Lynch says he knew “Dependent’s Day” had to be more than a short when he saw the chemistry between the lead characters. The ‘behind the scenes’ video shows Joe Burke and Benita Robledo along with other cast members talking about their role in the movie, some funny moments and never seen before footage. Lynch himself gives away some secrets as to where his inspiration came from for the opening scene.
The movie follows a young couple, Joe Burke who plays Cam, a struggling actor chasing his dream of making it to Hollywood. Benita Robledo plays Alice, Cam’s smart, sexy and successful girlfriend who claims Cam as a dependent. Lynch says he is thrilled with the accolades that are rolling in for the movie. Film Fervor just named “Dependent’s Day” one of the top five Indie films of 2016.
“As we got to talking and discovering who these people were just had more and more ideas. Then the call came from Michael he said ‘block out the whole month we are making a feature’ I wasn’t surprised it felt right,” says Robledo. “We were wondering from the first rehearsal, this was too long to be a short film, it grew from day one of the cold read through,” says Burke.
“It’s a movie about sincere love, it’s not a typical romantic comedy,” says Michael Lynch. “The accounting office is the first time Cam realizes he is not where he wants to be. This scene came from my life experience; my wife had hit a grove in her career and was earning more than me. We were in an accountant’s office, and he starts putting me down. I think the raw honestly came from real life experiences and I also workshopped scenes with the actors,” says Lynch.
“Our relationship in the movie is normal for today, it’s not a typical love story, it’s real, life love” adds Burke. Erin Pineda plays a film director in the movie, and she is not impressed with Cam.
“Mike allowed everyone to do what felt right to them and hit the lines at the same time, it was a fun set to be on, and you can see that in the movie,” says Pineda.
Lisa Ann Walter plays Bette in the film, the cougar boss of Alice who puts Cam in an awkward situation. Walter is known for her roles in “Bruce Almighty” “ Shall We Dance” along with her comedy series on Fox Network says, Michael talked her into the project.
“His passion for this project was infectious.” Walters adds, “I have never worked with someone who was so passionate about, a project on a budget with so many moving parts, but he was always so calm. “We worked 8 hour days instead of the usual 12-15 hours on a typical film project, and the crew was happy, I wanted people to have normal lives on and off set,” says Lynch. Walter says, “I have worked with some of the biggest money making actors, these guys were one big team we all wanted to be there.” “There is a fresh perspective that we are telling in Dependent’s day, it doesn’t matter what others think about you or your relationships, what is important is if that the love and the relationship works, “ says Lynch.
You can check out the “behind the scenes” movie here.