Premieres Sept. 16 at LA Shorts Fest. The film directed by Roxanne Messina Captor Film Stars Comic Vets Harry Shearer, Shelly Long, and Deborah Theaker
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NEW YORK – A Couple of White Chicks at the Hairdresser, the first project from Roxanne Messina Captor’s Mii Amo LLC, written, directed and produced by Messina Captor will have its world premiere at the 2007 Los Angeles International Short Film Festival on September 16 at 7:45 pm at the AMC Town Center 6 Burbank. The film stars comic veterans Shelley Long (“Cheers,” Dr. T and the Women), Harry Shearer (“The Simpsons,” A Mighty Wind), and Deborah Theaker (For Your Consideration, A Mighty Wind). Kate Linder (The Young and the Restless) and James Kyson Lee (Heroes) also star.
The story revolves around a Hollywood hair salon owned by Mark Gavin, a gay Republican hairdresser hilariously portrayed by Shearer, and his two best clients, played by Long and Theaker, who resolve an on-again off-again professional rivalry to form an unconventional friendship.
White Chicks marks Francis Ford Coppola protégé Roxanne Messina Captor’s return to the filmmaking world after a successful career in theater and television, and as Executive Director of the San Francisco International Film Festival. Her previous credits as a producer/director include the independent and telefilms. Her Married Lover, Dead On Sight and the Emmy-nominated Home Sweet Homeless.
According to Messina Captor, "this film explores how two very different women can support each other through life‘s trials and tribulations. It was important to me to study the difference between what is on the surface and what is the truth underneath; behind closed doors. Harry's role is the fulcrum for the women and a strong motivator for their exploration."
The Los Angeles International Short Film Festival is the largest short film festival in the world. Over 25 participants of the festival have earned Academy Award nominations, with eight filmmakers taking home the Oscar. The festival annually attracts over 15,000 moviegoers, filmmakers, and entertainment executives.
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