On the heels of the box office smash, A QUIET PLACE, which filmed in the Hudson Valley during the fall of 2017, comes Zach Golden’s THE ESCAPE OF PRISONER 614, starring Ron Perlman, Martin Starr, Jake McDorman, and George Sample III.
The feature film, which was also lensed in the fall of 2017 – in Phoenicia, Shandaken, Arkville and Saugerties – was picked up for distribution by Saban Films at the Berlin Film Festival and makes it theatrical premiere in ten cities on APRIL 27, and will also be available on V.O.D.
The ‘action adventure western comedy’ follows two naive, recently-fired Sheriff’s Deputies who decide to go after an escaped prisoner in hopes of getting their jobs back. But when they discover that the supposed cop-killer they've hunted down is an innocent victim of a racist judicial system, they face a moral dilemma -- return the prisoner and be hailed as heroes, or act on their principles in pursuit of true justice.
The film was directed by Hudson Valley local Zach Golden and included many local cast and crew members. Jordan Yale Levine and Jordan Beckerman of Yale Productions' produced with Shaun Sanghani of SSS Entertainment.
“Martin and Jake both bring natural comedic gifts and serious dramatic chops to the film,” Golden told Hollywood Reporter. “And George just exudes the charm and empathy needed for our title character. Ron’s the ultimate badass, intimidating tough guy, so he was of course the first guy I thought of for our Sheriff."
"I fell in love with this project the moment I read Zach’s script.” said Ron Perlman. “It’s smart and funny, but it also explores weighty issues regarding race and criminal justice that could not be more timely."
Local crew included Erica Pearce, Rachaell Dama, Richard Auth, Dirt Haehnel, Greg Meola, Anthony Stracquadanio, Brian Barney, Joe James, Liz McDonough, Ryan Mulholland, Mickey Breitenstein, Jaf Farkas. Local cast included Willoughby Pyle, Ralph Cashen, Andy Animal, Wayne Pyle.
See what the actors thought of the Hudson Valley below.