Bossier City natives Blayne Weaver and Brandon Barrera are coming back home to present their latest comedy, "Weather Girl." It opens July 17 at the Robinson Film Center.
I'll be hosting Q&As for the 7:30 p.m. screenings on July 17 and July 18.
SYNOPSIS: "A Seattle Weather Girl gets fired after freaking out on‐air over her cheating boyfriend (the anchor), and must move in with her little brother and figure out what she's doing with her life."
STARRING: Tricia O'Kelley, Patrick Adams, Ryan Devlin, Mark Harmon, Kaitlin Olson, Marin Hinkle, Alex Kapp, Jane Lynch, Jon Cryer, Enrico Colantoni.
FILMMAKERS: Blayne Weaver (pictured) wrote and directed "Weather Girl." Barrera was executive producer. The two operate Secret Identity Productions.
DISTRIBUTION: After its limited theatrical run -- which includes Shreveport, Los Angeles, Oklahoma City and Grand Rapids -- "Weather Girl" will be broadcast on Lifetime.
The movie has secured DVD and digital distribution through Screen Media Films. Regent Worldwide Sales will handle international rights.
COST: The movie's budget? $420,000. Actors worked for $200 per day. Said Weaver, "When you invest in a movie like this, you are really just investing in the people. It's a really great feeling."
WEAVER ON MAKING MOVIES OUTSIDE THE STUDIO SYSTEM: "I believe that what’s changing is that people are going to be following our model a little more. ... There is no different whatsoever in what’s on the screen."